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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Passed | | 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 ... (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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Taglines:

A Merry Escapade! Scandalous! Joyous! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Gene Lockhart replaced Porter Hall in the cast after Hall was injured in a car accident. See more »

Goofs

Miss Pilgrim is credentialed typist, yet types with just two fingers. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on a "sampler", as ladies used to make around the turn of the century. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Packard
(reprise) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by ensemble
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The posthumous Gershwin score is a delight!
28 January 2001 | by bobj-3See all my reviews

The highlight of this film is the undiscovered songs by George Gershwin, which brother Ira wrote new lyrics to and Kay Swift arranged to make a film score that is a delight. One genuine hit, "For You, For Me, For Evermore," plus a near-hit, "Aren't You Glad We Did," are supported by a host of other pleasing tunes, including the witty novelty, "But Not in Boston." Dick Haymes' rich baritone is another strong point in what is, from a storyline point of view, a rather silly film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,595,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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