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
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Did You Know?
"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
In the scene of Kitty's first date with Wyn, when she is wondering why he took her up to NYC, instead of somewhere in Philadelphia, she tells him the story about "when I was going to high school in Manatu,Illinois, if a fella wanted to take a girl out and he didn't particularly care about being seen with her, he always took her up to Chicago". Just a few minutes earlier in the film, they show Kitty at 15 years old (high school age) and going out to see the socialites attend the Philadelphia Assembly. The voiceover narration also states early in the film that Grisgom Street in Philadelphia is where "pop brought her up." See more
Pop, you might as well try to argue me out of a case of bronchitis. Because I love him.
You said it.
You mean you want to marry him?
Has he ever asked you to meet his family?
Well, I've never worried much about his family because I've always had a funny idea that I'm just as good as they are.
Referenced in Citizen Kane
I'll See You in My Dreams
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 See more