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Kitty Foyle -- Ginger Rogers, 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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Director:
Writers:
Christopher Morley (A novel by)
Dalton Trumbo (screen play)
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Release Date:
27 December 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The natural history of a woman. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ginger Rogers' Performance Carries An Otherwise Mostly Average Film See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Ginger Rogers ... Kitty Foyle
Dennis Morgan ... Wyn Strafford
James Craig ... Mark
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ... Pop

Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ... Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ... Pat
K.T. Stevens ... Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Kennett
Cecil Cunningham ... Grandmother

Nella Walker ... Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ... Uncle Edgar
Kay Linaker ... Wyn's Wife
Richard Nichols ... Wyn's Boy
Florence Bates ... Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Charters ... Father (scenes deleted)
Fred Aldrich ... Man at Premiere / Policeman (uncredited)
Heather Angel ... Wife in Prologue (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Tenement Woman (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Speakeasy Patron - 100% American (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Nightclub Waiter #1 (uncredited)
May Boley ... Fainting Customer (uncredited)
Tyler Brooke ... Husband in Prologue (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Julie Carter ... Second Girl in Elevator (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Patricia Conway ... Infant Baby (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Clerk at Delphine's (uncredited)
Max Davidson ... Flower Man (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... Jane (uncredited)
Aaron Edwards ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Elmer ... Neway (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Harrison - Strafford's Butler (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Renee Godfrey ... Shopgirl in Elevator (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... First Charwoman (uncredited)
Fay Helm ... Prim Girl (uncredited)
Tom Herbert ... Nightclub Waiter #2 (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Drunk (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... First New York Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Speakeasy Doorman (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Helen Lynd ... Girl in Elevator (uncredited)
Patricia Maier ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bertram Marburgh ... Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Edward McNamara ... Tim - Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Milan ... Parry - Office Worker (uncredited)
Charles Miller ... Doctor (uncredited)
Anna Mills ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gerda Mora ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Hattie Noel ... Myrtle - Black Woman (uncredited)
Rosa Palmese ... Flower Woman (uncredited)
Jane Patten ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Nurse (uncredited)
Charles Quigley ... Bill - Office Worker (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Speakeasy / Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Bill Ramsay ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ... Bandleader and Violinist (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Trumpeter (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Man at Premiere (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Clarinet Player (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mary - Second Charwoman (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Pianist (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ... Porter (uncredited)
Jan Wiley ... Miss Bala - Office Worker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Morley (A novel by)

Dalton Trumbo (screen play)

Donald Ogden Stewart (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Harry E. Edington .... executive producer
David Hempstead .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography) (as Robert de Grasse)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Berman (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark-Lee Kirk .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Miehle .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Ardrey .... treatment (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Kitty Foyle:Let's get a few things straight here! I didn't ask to marry a Strafford, a Strafford asked to marry me. I married a man, not an institution or a trust fund or a bank. Oh, I've got a fine picture of your family conference here. All the Straffords trying to figure out how to take the curse off of Kitty Foyle...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kitty Foiled (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Battle Cry of FreedomSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Ginger Rogers' Performance Carries An Otherwise Mostly Average Film, 9 July 2004
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

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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