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Kitty Foyle (1940)

 -  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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The most daring novel ever written by a man about a woman! See more »

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Trivia

"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 6, 1946 with Ginger Rogers reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kitty Foyle: Pop, you might as well try to argue me out of a case of bronchitis. Because I love him.
Tom Foyle: Judas Priest.
Kitty Foyle: You said it.
Tom Foyle: You mean you want to marry him?
Kitty Foyle: Mm-hmm.
Tom Foyle: Has he ever asked you to meet his family?
Kitty Foyle: Well, I've never worried much about his family because I've always had a funny idea that I'm just as good as they are.
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The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
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Classic Woman's Film
4 January 2005 | by (New York, US) – See all my reviews

"Kitty Foyle" is a lush, expertly done example of the "women's films" that were popular in the 1940's and are so rare today. The rather simplistic plot focuses on Kitty's choice of sharing her life with either a married scion of a mainline family or an impoverished doctor, both of whom love her. Pure soap opera, but lovingly done, especially those luminous closeups. The device of having Kitty talk to her own conscience is rather hokey, but does provide for an interesting touch. The spark in the production is the admirably natural but spirited performance of Ginger Rogers in the title role. She perfectly fits the role of a working girl surviving on her wits and gumption, and really shines when telling off her rich, patronizing in-laws. See it for her, and for a somewhat dated but still intriguing view of the travails of independent women during the first half of the 20th century.


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