LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
(featuring Lucille Ball as Ellen Grant)
Ellen Grant (Lucille Ball), an efficient but naïve secretary hired by Dick Richmond (William Holden). Ostensibly a legit real estate salesman, Richmond is actually the brains of a bookie ring.
It takes forever for Ellen Grant to tumble on to what's going on, but when she does she settles matters by adopting a disguise and a line of snappy patter. The chastened Richmond marries Grant and agrees to devote his life to running an honest real-estate firm on behalf of the deserving homeless.
Special Notes: Lucille Ball was at the peak of her pre-television movie career during this time. It would be two years before her stardom on television in I Love Lucy. William Holden's career, like Lucille Ball's, would mushroom in the 1950s. He was just a year away from filming the blockbuster Sunset Boulevard.