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Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1940 (USA)
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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wyn Strafford
Mark Eisen
Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Tom Foyle
Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ...
Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ...
Pat Day
Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Kennett
Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ...
Uncle Edgar
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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The most daring novel ever written by a man about a woman! See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »


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Gschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Tales from the Vienna Woods)
(1868) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played by the nightclub band
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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.

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