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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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The most daring novel ever written by a man about a woman! See more »

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Among the many letters that Ginger Rogers received for her work in the film, this was the one that she treasured the most: "Hello Cutie - Saw "Kitty" last night and must write this note to say "That's it!" Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! You were superb Ginge - it was such a solid performance - the kind one seldom sees on stage or screen and it should bring you the highest honors anyone can win!! Hope to see you soon, As ever your, Fred." See more »

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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 »

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Wyn Strafford: As you know, it's a man's duty to instruct a woman in all subjects. Now you pick the subject.
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Featured in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) 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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Savvy star-vehicle
23 November 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Story of a working girl stuck on two different suitors, one with old-generation money and the other no less than a doctor, comes dangerously close to being a mawkish soap opera, but firm handling by director Sam Wood and an Oscar-winning performance by Ginger Rogers in the lead ultimately make the picture work. Wood's attempts to show the various roles women have played throughout the years are weakly-handled, and the shapeless script seems intent on making the same points over and over again, but there several funny, cynical sequences and some sharp dialogue. Rogers hits a few wrong notes, but her energy and enthusiasm are unmistakable. **1/2 from ****


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