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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:
Very Good "Woman's Movie" 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)
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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)
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Trivia:
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 »
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:
Mr. Kennett, Wyn's Uncle:But Miss Foyle, thou art not being quite reasonable about this.
Kitty Foyle:Says thou.
Mr. Kennett, Wyn's Uncle:Miss Foyle, thy temper!
Kitty Foyle:Mr. Kennet, thy foot!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kitty Foiled (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Three Little WordsSee more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Very Good "Woman's Movie", 14 March 1999
Author: gbheron from Washington, DC

The movie opens with a young woman, Kitty Foyle, assisting her doctor-sweetheart in delivering a child in a ramshackle tenement. They are a very compassionate pair. Afterwards he proposes marriage, she accepts and agrees meet him at midnight to be immediately married by an all-night Justice of the Peace. But while packing back at her hotel room, in pops an old flame, a wealthy married man who Kitty still desperately loves. He announces he has left his family and is leaving that night at midnight for South America. He still loves her, and wants her to join him. Oh, Kitty, what to do?

The remainder of the film is a series of flashbacks prompted by Kitty's image of herself in the mirror (i.e., her conscience) as it attempts to direct Kitty to the proper decision. Starting with her teenage years growing up working-class Irish in 1920s Philadelphia we learn how poor Kitty met and fell in love with a rich Mainline aristocat, and got herself in such a predicament.

Ms. Rogers won best actress for her role as Kitty, but the rest of the cast is no less deserving. A real movie treat.

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