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
The natural history of a woman.
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Did You Know?
One of two 1940 Best Film nominees to be set in Philadelphia (though not necessarily filmed there). The other of course was The Philadelphia Story
(1940). See more
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
I thought we had a date tonight.
Dr. Mark Eisen
What do you think's been going here for the last three hours?
Well, for one thing, I've slowly grown to hate you.
Referenced in The D.I.
Home Sweet Home
aka "There's No Place Like Home"
Written by H.R. Bishop
Played by the nightclub band as a signal to go home See more