Miss Grant Takes Richmond

Miss Grant Takes Richmond

Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Lucille Ball, William Holden, Janis Carter

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2011
UPC: 0043396384514
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Ellen Grant
William Holden Dick Richmond
Janis Carter Peggy Donato
James Gleason J. Hobart Gleason
Gloria Henry Helen White
Frank McHugh Mr. Kilcoyne
George Cleveland Judge Ben Grant
Stephen Dunne Ralph Winton
Arthur Space Willacombe
Will Wright Roscoe Johnson
Jimmy Lloyd Homer White
Loren Tindall Charles Meyers
Ola Lorraine Jeanie Meyers
Claire Meade Aunt Mae
Roy Roberts Foreman
Charles Lane Woodruff
Harry V. Cheshire Leo Hopkins
Eddie Acuff Bus Driver
Peter Brocco Actor
Wanda Cantlon Maid
Cliff Clark Job Boss
Don Hayden Actor
Jerry Jerome Actor
Brad Johnson Actor
Ted Jordan Actor
Billy Lechner Soda Clerk
Charles Marsh Court Clerk
Paul Newlan Actor
Jack Overman Actor
Wanda Perry Ruth
Michael Ross Hood
Cosmo Sardo Maitre D'
Sid Saylor Surveyor
Marjorie Stapp Actor
Robert Strong Actor
Charles Sullivan Worker
Glenn Thompson Carpenter
Stanley Waxman Sig Davis
Bret Hamilton Actor
Tom Kingston Bit Player
Michael Cisney Lawyer
Harry Harvey Councilman Reed

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Clay Campbell Makeup
James Crowe Set Decoration/Design
James A. Crowe Set Decoration/Design
Everett Freeman Original Story
Devery Freeman Screenwriter
Walter Holscher Art Director
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Nat Perrin Screenwriter
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
S. Sylvan Simon Producer
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Tashlin Screenwriter

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