MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,838 this week

Kitty Foyle (1940)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  27 December 1940 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,844 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 15 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(A novel by), (screen play), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Dec 2010
 
a list of 35 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kitty Foyle (1940)

Kitty Foyle (1940) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kitty Foyle.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dennis Morgan ...
Wyn Strafford
James Craig ...
Mark
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ...
Pop
...
Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ...
Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ...
Pat
K.T. Stevens ...
Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Kennett
Cecil Cunningham ...
Grandmother
...
Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ...
Uncle Edgar
Kay Linaker ...
Wyn's Wife
Richard Nichols ...
Wyn's Boy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kitty Foyle  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: Boy or Girl?
Dr. Mark Eisen: Boy. Almost lost the little fella. (Looks around the poor apartment) Mighta been better if he hadn't pulled through.
Kitty Foyle: Don't say that, Mark. It's always better to pull through.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Complete Citizen Kane (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Played by the nightclub band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outstanding- Rogers and Morgan are great.
20 December 1998 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

A love story, mostly drama, some comedy, set in the backdrop of Philadelphia main line society in the 1920s/1930s. Rogers is great as the working girl heroine- Kitty Foyle, but so is Morgan as the wealthy socialite, Wynn Stafford. Rogers won the Oscar for her role. I don't know why Morgan doesn't get more recognition for his role; he was always underrated. James Craig is perfect as the other man in the triangle- the earnest, struggling young doctor. A warm, romantic movie- the kind which is rarely made today.


23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Oscar Milestone redrkr
Anachronism in film lth25
I've Always Wondered... lpspurlock
Wrong actress cast. shyam_g22
Great Message - Fine Story - Excellent Film borodinrodin
The Begining???? afiftysevenchevy
Discuss Kitty Foyle (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?