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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 January 1947 (USA)
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms... See full summary »

Directors:

George Seaton, Edmund Goulding (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

George Seaton (written for the screen by), Ernest Maas (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Cynthia Pilgrim
Dick Haymes ... John Pritchard
Anne Revere ... Alice Pritchard
Allyn Joslyn ... Leander Woolsey
Gene Lockhart ... Saxon
Elizabeth Patterson ... Catherine Dennison
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Prichard
Arthur Shields ... Michael
Charles Kemper ... Herbert Jothan
Roy Roberts ... Mr. Foster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bannerman Margaret Bannerman ... (scenes deleted)
Susan Blanchard Susan Blanchard ... (scenes deleted)
Nina Gilbert Nina Gilbert ... Cynthia's Mother (scenes deleted)
Coleen Gray ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Robert Malcolm ... Cynthia's Father (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A Merry Escapade! Scandalous! Joyous! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,595,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,734,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director John M. Stahl took over briefly as director while George Seaton was ill, prior to a more serious illness. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

For You, for Me, for Evermore
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Dick Haymes and Betty Grable
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Betty Grable becomes an activist!
15 September 1998 | by Richard-23See all my reviews

This film is a post-war notice to women (who had been 'minding the store' while all the guys were over- seas)--that they just might have some choices. Not a strong statement to be sure--but surprising in its way. Not surprising is that Hollywood chose Betty Grable to represent the modern woman in this period picture. Betty was (in 1947) the highest salaried woman in the United States--and a box office champion (at a time when women really pretty much dictated what movies we were going out to see). So it is not Betty Grable the famous pin-up you are seeing (though she is also present, but under more wraps than usual)--it is Betty Grable the successful woman--who was a role model for women at that time in a way. They cared that she was glamorous, married, had children and a career--and was a hell of an entertainer. This film is charming and presents a slightly softened Betty--but a resourceful and independent Betty. As is so often the case, the resolution of the film is not a true triumph--but we are talking about the 1940's--so they took the ball as far as they felt they could. I like this film. I hope that you will, too. Betty and a great bunch of character actors will give you a really pleasant ninety minutes or so.


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