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Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1940 (USA)
A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

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Wyn Strafford
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Mark Eisen
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Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
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Tom Foyle
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Mrs. Strafford
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Delphine Detaille
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Pat Day
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Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Kennett
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Grandmother
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Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ...
Uncle Edgar
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Veronica Strafford
Richard Nichols ...
Wyn Strafford VII
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Storyline

A white collar worker from a blue collar family, Kitty Foyle has spent her so far short adult life in her hometown of Philadelphia or New York City. She has had two serious relationships, one associated with each city and each man with who she falls in love but in vastly different ways. "Philadelphia" is blue blooded Wyn Strafford VI. Wyn hires Kitty to be his secretary, he the editor for his pet project, a magazine, which is funded by family money. Kitty's now deceased father, despite liking Wyn as a person, warned Kitty against falling in love with him, regardless of his outward intentions, as his type always returned to his own kind. If she believes her father, Kitty may come to the realization that if a union with Wyn were to ever happen, it would not only be to him but to his family and their traditions, they who may have some say in the matter. After the magazine folds, it not making any money, Kitty is forced to look for another job, she feeling she would have more ... Written by Huggo

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

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Katharine Hepburn was first offered the lead role but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

In the scene of Kitty's first date with Wyn, when she is wondering why he took her up to NYC, instead of somewhere in Philadelphia, she tells him the story about "when I was going to high school in Manatu,Illinois, if a fella wanted to take a girl out and he didn't particularly care about being seen with her, he always took her up to Chicago". Just a few minutes earlier in the film, they show Kitty at 15 years old (high school age) and going out to see the socialites attend the Philadelphia Assembly. The voiceover narration also states early in the film that Grisgom Street in Philadelphia is where "pop brought her up." See more »

Quotes

Wyn Strafford: As you know, it's a man's duty to instruct a woman in all subjects. Now you pick the subject.
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Referenced in Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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I'll See You in My Dreams
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played on the radio at the speakeasy
Reprised by the band at the nightclub
Danced to by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan
Played as background music often
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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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