IMDb > Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.7/10   509 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Nat Perrin (screenplay) &
Devery Freeman (screenplay) ...
View company contact information for Miss Grant Takes Richmond on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 September 1949 (USA) See more »
The Most Hilarious Girl-Takes-Boy Escapade of the Year! See more »
A newly hired dumb secretary working for a bookie masquerading as a Realtor causes unintended hilarious troubles for her employer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
(5 articles)
The Top Ten Funny Ladies of the Movies
 (From 7 August 2016, 10:29 PM, PDT)

Friends Week: Maggie Wheeler on being Janice
 (From Digital Spy - TV news. 16 September 2014, 9:00 AM, PDT)

Holden Has Two 'Wild' Movies Tonight
 (From Alt Film Guide. 21 August 2013, 6:56 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
For Lucy fans only See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lucille Ball ... Ellen Grant

William Holden ... Dick Richmond

Janis Carter ... Peggy Donato

James Gleason ... Timothy P. Gleason

Gloria Henry ... Helen White

Frank McHugh ... Mr. Kilcoyne

George Cleveland ... Judge Ben Grant

Stephen Dunne ... Ralph Winton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Acuff ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Peter Brocco ... Prospective Home Buyer, Father of Triplets (uncredited)
Wanda Cantlon ... Peggy's Maid (uncredited)

Harry Cheshire ... Leo Hopkins (uncredited)
Michael Cisney ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Construction Materials Contractor (uncredited)
Walter Craig ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Bret Hamilton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Meeting (uncredited)

Harry Harvey ... Councilman Reed (uncredited)
Don Hayden ... Prospective Home Buyer (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ... Hood (uncredited)
Bradley Johnson ... Prospective Home Buyer (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Hood (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Mr. Woodruff (uncredited)
Billy Lechner ... Bill, Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Jimmy Lloyd ... Homer White (uncredited)
Ola Lorraine ... Jennie Meyers (uncredited)

Hank Mann ... One of Johnson's Workmen (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Nita Mathews ... Ruth (uncredited)
Claire Meade ... Aunt Mae Grant (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Hood (uncredited)
Toni Newman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Overman ... Hood (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... One of Johnson's Workmen (uncredited)
Wanda Perry ... Ruth (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Workman (uncredited)

Roy Roberts ... Construction Foreman Roberts (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Hood (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Maitre D' (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Arthur Space ... Architect Willacombe (uncredited)

Marjorie Stapp ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Robert Strong ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Loren Tindall ... Charles Meyers (uncredited)

Stanley Waxman ... Sig Davis (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Roscoe Johnson (uncredited)

Directed by
Lloyd Bacon 
Writing credits
Nat Perrin (screenplay) &
Devery Freeman (screenplay) &
Frank Tashlin (screenplay)

Everett Freeman (story)

Everett Freeman  screenwriter

Produced by
S. Sylvan Simon .... producer
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Fier .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Hiecke .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound engineer (as Lambert Day)
Glen Thompson .... stunt double: Carpenter stunt (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Blaisdell .... grip (uncredited)
Edward Cronenweth .... still photographer (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Howard Robertson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Victor Scheurich .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Other crew
Earl McEvoy .... assistant to producer
Rose Loewinger .... script supervisor (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 22, 1951 with William Holden reprising his film role.See more »
Timothy P. Gleason:Mr Richmond, your new Secretary is here.
Dick Richmond:Well, see what she needs in way of equipment.
Timothy P. Gleason:Looks like she's got all the equipment she needs.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
For Lucy fans only, 19 October 2000
Author: Robert Ciccotosto from Palmyra, NJ, USA

Miss Grant Takes Richmond is an OK comedy starring Lucille Ball as a somewhat dizzy secretary who is hired by Mr. Richmond, a bookie using a phony real estate business as a front. Lucy, of course, doesn't know this, and she believes that he will build low-cost homes for her friends. This film is, unfortunately, not very funny. There are a couple of humorous sequences, but overall it should have been funnier. There's also very little slapstick, which is strange considering that Lucy was so adept at it. She and Holden do have some chemistry, though, and the supporting cast is good. A 5 out of 10.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (17 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Adventures of Kitty O'Day Hard Boiled Mahoney Free for All Shake Hands with Murder The Goonies
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.