Kitty Foyle (1940)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Wyn Strafford
Mark Eisen
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ...
Tom Foyle
Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ...
Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ...
Pat Day
K.T. Stevens ...
Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Kennett
Cecil Cunningham ...
Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ...
Uncle Edgar
Kay Linaker ...
Veronica Strafford
Richard Nichols ...
Wyn Strafford VII


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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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Kitty Foyle: Oh, you may have shut the door on Brother Wyn, but, Honey, you certainly had no intention of locking it.
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Featured in The Complete Citizen Kane (1991) See more »


The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by George Frederick Root
Played and sung during the woman's suffrage section of the prologue
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My favorite movie of all time
9 August 2000 | by (Nashua, NH) – See all my reviews

And not just because my name is kit. The chemistry between Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan is unlike any other screen romance I've ever seen. Total smolder city. Rogers mixes idealism and cynicism has stunningly as it can be done. Morgan nicely tightropes between strength and fecklessness. The supporting cast, in entirety, is magnificent. Just a tremendous movie. In fact, I just got inspiration -- following the recording of this review -- I will change my IMDB handle to kittyfoyle.

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