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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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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:
Probably Ginger Roger's best film See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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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:Don't you worry about me, Pop. Because I can take care of myself all right. Good-bye, Pop. (Exits)
Tom Foyle:Take care of yourself. By Judas Priest, you're going to break your heart.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kitty Foiled (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)See more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Probably Ginger Roger's best film, 17 February 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While I still prefer a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire film like TOP HOT, this film is probably Ms. Rogers' best film because she is clearly THE star and the film gives her a good chance to show her acting ability. In fact, for this film she earned the Best Actress Oscar, though I really think that perhaps both Bette Davis' performance in THE LETTER and Katherine Hepburn's in PHILADELPHIA STORY were both a bit better. Perhaps she won that year because KITTY FOYLE is a very sentimental film or perhaps the other two actresses lost because they'd both already received that award. Or, perhaps Hepburn and Davis drew votes from each other. The bottom line, though, is Rogers is very good and compared to her other films, this one really stands out--even after all these years. My preferring the other performances in no way diminishes the fine job she did here. At the time, her winning was considered a big upset, though you can't deny all three performances were superb. And you really cannot be upset about her being chosen--she was deserving.

The film is a romance, though instead of being taught in the traditional linear fashion, it starts near the end and then is told in a long series of flashbacks. This really works well--especially because what you THINK Kitty is about to do at the beginning of the film isn't exactly what you might think. Additionally, these flashbacks are written and directed very deftly and so many little touches help to give this movie a heart. Especially touching were the ballroom dancing sequence with Dennis Morgan as well as the weepy section that soon follows. The bottom line is that this is a complex, well written and acted film that might require you keep a box of Kleenex nearby--just in case. See this movie!

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