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Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 December 1940 (USA)
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Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dennis Morgan ...
Wyn Strafford
James Craig ...
Mark
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ...
Pop
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Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ...
Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ...
Pat
K.T. Stevens ...
Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Kennett
Cecil Cunningham ...
Grandmother
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Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ...
Uncle Edgar
Kay Linaker ...
Wyn's Wife
Richard Nichols ...
Wyn's Boy
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Kitty Foyle works as secretary to Philadelphia socialite Wynnewood Statfford VI, in his attempt to succeed in establishing a magazine during the depression. They fall in love, and she always thinks he will ask her to marry him. The magazine fails, and she leaves for New York and another job in a department store. There she meets Dr. Mark Eisen who loves her, but Wyn Stafford shows up and asks Kitty to marry him. She initially refuses citing the differences in their social backgrounds. She feels that Philadelphia socialites would never accept her. Wyn agrees to leave behind Philadelphia and move to New York. They are married in New York. Weeks later they go to Philadelphia to let family know about the marriage. The family is overbearing and obnoxious to Kitty. She leaves, and eventually divorces Wyn. Kitty finds she is pregnant, and eventually delivers a still-born. Wyn marries a rich socialite, and by chance, Kitty meets his wife and son. This is difficult because she still loves Wyn.... Written by M&M Newtown CT

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Ginger Rogers would listen to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet in her dressing room to get her into the mood for her sad scenes. See more »

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When Tom Foyle's waste basket catches fire Kitty pours whiskey on it to put it out, yet the fire doesn't flare up. See more »

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Wyn Strafford: Until you can get another job...
Kitty Foyle: What do you mean?
Wyn Strafford: Why don't I just keep you on the payroll? It's no more than fair -
Kitty Foyle: Just a minute, Wyn. You needn't worry about me. I'm free, white and 21... almost. And I'll go on loving you from here on out... or until I stop loving you. But nobody owes a thing to Kitty Foyle, except Kitty Foyle.
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Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung by the patrons at the speakeasy when Roosevelt is elected in 1932
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wow
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie that explains Ginger Rogers' enduring appeal. Always loved her and always will. Ditto on Dennis Morgan. Lovely movie that makes a lovely memory, even if it isn't my own. It feels right just as does every sentence, every pause and every look. One of the all time keepers and bless TCM for making it available to all those people out there wondering what love looks like, what it feels like and why so many people loved Ginger, with Fred or without him. One of the keepers. Don't want to give away the ending so I'll stop here but you ought to watch it through the very end and then smile. Not Ginger's smile but a warm and lovely smile just the same.


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