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
The natural history of a woman.
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Did You Know?
After Ginger Rogers
' Oscar win for this film, she returned to RKO and was greeted by staffers and actors in top hats and tails. See more
When Kitty and Wyn are in a speakeasy, the 1932 election returns are being broadcast over the radio. The announcer says that FDR has won Pennsylvania. Hoover won Pennsylvania in 1932. See more
Wyn darling? We are happy now, aren't we? I mean here this minute?
Of course we are.
But do you know why?
Because we love each other, because we're together.
No that's not it. It's because we're not in Philadelphia.
Honey, this is no time for joking.
In New York we're happy. At Pocono we're happy. And Seattle, New Orleans and Dallas, Texas we could be happy. But not in Philadelphia. Everywhere else we're just two people in love, a tall good-natured guy and a sassy Mick, minding our own business...
I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by William Dillon
(as Will Dillon)
Played and sung in the first prologue scene Strummed on a banjo by Tyler Brooke See more