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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

Unrated | | Comedy | 20 September 1949 (USA)
A newly hired dumb secretary working for a bookie masquerading as a Realtor causes unintended hilarious troubles for her employer.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Devery Freeman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The Most Hilarious Girl-Takes-Boy Escapade of the Year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes titkárnő See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rita Hayworth was going to star in this movie, but Hayworth requested script revisions, and went on suspension to avoid making it. See more »

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Mr. Woodruff tells the students that they have 45 seconds to transcribe their shorthand notes. He sets the timer. This scene, which is shown in real time, takes 71 seconds from the time he says "go" to the time the timer goes off. See more »

Quotes

Dick Richmond: Oh, we're just trying to make ends meet, down at the office.
Peggy Donato: ...and succeeding, no doubt.
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Lucy and William Holden make a fine team in this entertaining comedy
28 June 2007 | by Emaisie39See all my reviews

Lucille Ball starred in many films from the late 30's until she entered TV in 1951. Many of these films are forgotten but were highly popular at the time. WHile no classic this charming comedy gives Lucy a chance to shine in a tailor- made role that allows her to show real chemistry with a very handsome young William Holden who would along with Lucy become one of the very biggest superstars of the 1950's and 1960's. She plays a somewhat scatterbrained secretary for secret bookie Holden. Although some have said this is a B-film they are wrong. This was a major Columbia picture at the time. The glossy production values prove it. Definitely *** out of ****. For the best Lucy movie comedy check out the superior Technicolor MGM smash "The Long Long Trailor(1954).


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