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Kitty (1945)

 -  Drama | History  -  25 January 1946 (USA)
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An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir Hugh Marcy
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Brett Harwood Earl of Carstairs
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Duke of Malmunster
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Thomas Gainsborough
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Lady Susan Dowitt
Dennis Hoey ...
Jonathan Selby
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Old Meg
Eric Blore ...
Dobson
Gordon Richards ...
Michael Dyne ...
Prince of Wales
Edgar Norton ...
Earl of Campton
Patricia Cameron ...
Elaine Carlisle
Percival Vivian ...
Dr. Holt
Mary Gordon ...
Nancy
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Storyline

London, 1783: Kitty, a saucy wench of the slums, meets the painter Gainsborough by stealing his shoes. He paints her as an "anonymous lady" who excites the interest of his noble friends, notably penniless Sir Hugh Marcy, who schemes to pass Kitty off as a genuine lady (a formidable task) and marry her off for financial gain. But Kitty has her own ideas about the uses of matrimony. Lots of decolletage. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She made a career out of love.

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25 January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La duchesse des bas-fonds  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Dobson: Here, take this tea up to her ladyship.
Kitty: How'll I find 'er?
Dobson: Drunk as usual.
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Soundtracks

TAMBOURIN
(uncredited)
Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Danced by uncredited actress (character Signorina Baccelli)
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The best movie ever
3 July 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Some 20 years ago, I left my VCR recording late at night, there used to be good movies on TV at 3 or 4 a.m. I expected to enjoy the movie, but I didn't know it was going to be the movie of my life! I just love it! I kept the VHS for years, unfortunately, I moved and I lost it. I still hope some day we'll get a DVD edition for it would be a pity such an excellent movie could fall into oblivion without letting everybody enjoy it. I particularly enjoyed seeing the evolution of Paulette, she goes from a guttersnipe to a lady and the transformation is perfect.."she's become that lady"..and she really had.. "Love a duck me pearls!" "Sir, a joke is never as funny the second time".

DVD NOW!!!


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