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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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Wyn Strafford
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Mark Eisen
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Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ...
Tom Foyle
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Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ...
Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ...
Pat Day
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 ...
Veronica Strafford
Richard Nichols ...
Wyn Strafford VII
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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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This was RKO's biggest hit of 1940, earning $869,000 in profits. See more »

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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 »

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Kitty Foyle: I thought we had a date tonight.
Dr. Mark Eisen: What do you think's been going here for the last three hours?
Kitty Foyle: Well, for one thing, I've slowly grown to hate you.
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Referenced in Kitty Foiled (1948) 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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Ginger Rogers' Performance Carries An Otherwise Mostly Average Film
9 July 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers gives a good performance as "Kitty Foyle", making it worth seeing even though the film is otherwise a mostly average production. The story is worthwhile, but much of it is rather ordinary material, and it is somewhat slow. The rest of the cast is good enough, but most of the time does not come close to Rogers's level. There is nothing wrong with any of it, but not much of it really stands out.

Kitty, the main character, must make a number of choices during the course of the story, and is forced to weigh her options and her priorities. Rogers is believable and generally effective in portraying Kitty's thoughts and personality. The others in her life are mostly likable, yet most of the time they do not come to life in the way that Kitty does. Fortunately, Ginger is able to carry the load.

Many of us would have loved to see more Astaire-Rogers musicals, but you can see why Ginger wanted a chance to perform more dramatic roles, to show what she could do. This movie as a whole is generally pleasant and always watchable, but nothing special, and a number of her musicals were certainly better films. Nevertheless, it did give her a chance to do something different, and she did it well.


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