Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Workplace Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 20, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lucille Ball is Miss Grant, an efficient but naïve secretary hired by William Holden. Ostensibly a legit real estate salesman, Holden is actually the brains of a bookie ring. It takes forever for Ball to tumble to what's going on, but when she does she settles matters in the same fashion as her later I Love Lucy character would--by adopting a disguise and a line of snappy patter. The chastened Holden marries Ball and agrees to devote his life to running an honest real-estate firm on behalf of the deserving homeless. Among the contributors to the success of Miss Grant Takes Richmond are producer S. Sylvan Simon, director Lloyd Bacon and scenarist Frank Tashlin, all of whom would later team up again for the zany Lucille Ball vehicle The Fuller Brush Girl.

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secretary, real-estate-agent, bookie, charity, disguise, embezzlement, gambling, mastermind, syndicate