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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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There's more to "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim"...than meets the eye! (original poster) 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)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edmund Goulding replaced George Seaton when Seaton had a serious health relapse late in production. See more »

Quotes

John Pritchard: Miss Pilgrim, there's something I've been meaning to say to you.
Cynthia Pilgrim: Yes, Mr. Pritchard?
John Pritchard: As I was standing over there just now, I, uh, I was reviewing your... work here in the office, and I've come to the conclusion that I can see no reason why your employment shouldn't be continued on a permanent basis.
Cynthia Pilgrim: Oh, Mr. Pritchard, I can't tell you how... Not only am I happy for myself, but just think, in only three days, I've succeeded in changing your viewpoint toward women working in offices.
John Pritchard: I'm afraid ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

One, Two, Three
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Dick Haymes and ensemble
Danced by Betty Grable and Dick Haymes
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OUTSTANDING...So why no VHS, DVD or CD?
9 October 2006 | by wpateySee all my reviews

This is a first class musical. Several of the songs have become standards and continue to turn up in Gershwin orchestral compilations and in the repertoires of top cabaret artists. Ira Gershwin's lyrics for this show were among his wittiest ever.

Betty Grable and Dick Haymes are in great voice. separately and in duet.

The scenes in the boarding house peopled by eccentrics were highly original and very funny.

It is inconceivable that this film has not been released on VHS or DVD, and that there is no CD of the soundtrack.

It is my hope that some connoisseur of show tunes in the music business, like Michael Feinstein, will press for its release in some form.


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