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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

A newly hired dumb secretary working for a bookie masquerading as a Realtor causes unintended hilarious troubles for her employer.

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Lloyd Bacon

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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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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Domnişoara Grant ia compania Richmond See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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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For Lucy fans only
19 October 2000 | by robertcicco3035See all my reviews

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.


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