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Kitty Foyle -- An indomitable working-class girl endures the rejection of Philadelphia society, makes her own way as a single woman and ultimately chooses between an unmarried arrangement with Main Line scion Wynnewood Strafford VI (Dennis Morgan) or marriage to a struggling physician (James Craig).
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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Christopher Morley (A novel by)
Dalton Trumbo (screen play)
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Release Date:
27 December 1940 (USA) See more »
The natural history of a woman. See more »
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 »
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

One of two 1940 Best Film nominees to be set in Philadelphia (though not necessarily filmed there). The other of course was The Philadelphia Story (1940).See more »
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 »
Kitty Foyle:[Speaking about children] This is what women want. It isn't men, not really. It's something down inside of them that's the future.See more »
Happy Days Are Here AgainSee more »


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34 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The Best, 11 January 1999
Author: Ariana Eirlys ( from Wisconsin, USA

A wonderful story of a young woman caught between two worlds, what she wants and what she needs. This has got to be one of the best stories of all time. Ginger Rogers gives an outstanding performance of a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks that stands up to society and makes her way on her own.

It is incredibly forward thinking for the time period and yet it deals with struggles that seem to be timeless.

I give it as many stars as can be given.

Ariana Eirlys

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