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Kitty (1945)

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An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.


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


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 <>

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She made a career out of love.


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Release Date:

25 January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La duchesse des bas-fonds  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Lady Susan Dowitt: One of the most important accomplishments of the modern young woman is the use of the fan. She does not employ it to cool herself, but rather to express the emotions.
Sir Hugh Marcy: Women are armed with fans as men are with swords, and frequently do much more damage with them.
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Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Danced by uncredited actress (character Signorina Baccelli)
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26 August 2004 | by (U.S) – See all my reviews

I love this movie it is one of the greats. I want to get this movie but I don't think I can get it on VHS or DVD anywhere. If anyone can help me find it it would be greatly appreciated. This movie got me into watching classic movies. I recored it off the TV a long time ago and it was the movie I always watched when I was sick. Unfortunately my VHS tape is going back and the quality stinks. But I love this movie the costumes the actors everything we just don't have that kind of romantic drama anymore. The old black and whites you just can't beat them. This movie was just great its like an old fashioned My Fair lady without all the singing. So if anyone knows how I can find this movie please help me!!!!

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