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Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 December 1940 (USA)
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A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Christopher Morley (A novel by), Dalton Trumbo (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginger Rogers ... Kitty Foyle
Dennis Morgan ... Wyn Strafford
James Craig ... Mark Eisen
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
Ernest Cossart ... Tom Foyle
Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Strafford
Odette Myrtil ... Delphine Detaille
Mary Treen ... Pat Day
K.T. Stevens ... Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Kennett
Cecil Cunningham ... Grandmother
Nella Walker ... Aunt Jessica
Edward Fielding ... Uncle Edgar
Kay Linaker ... Veronica Strafford
Richard Nichols ... Wyn Strafford VII
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Storyline

A white collar worker from a blue collar family, Kitty Foyle has spent her so far short adult life in her hometown of Philadelphia or New York City. She has had two serious relationships, one associated with each city and each man with who she falls in love but in vastly different ways. "Philadelphia" is blue blooded Wyn Strafford VI. Wyn hires Kitty to be his secretary, he the editor for his pet project, a magazine, which is funded by family money. Kitty's now deceased father, despite liking Wyn as a person, warned Kitty against falling in love with him, regardless of his outward intentions, as his type always returned to his own kind. If she believes her father, Kitty may come to the realization that if a union with Wyn were to ever happen, it would not only be to him but to his family and their traditions, they who may have some say in the matter. After the magazine folds, it not making any money, Kitty is forced to look for another job, she feeling she would have more ... Written by Huggo

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The natural history of a woman. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Re-released in 1955. See more »

Goofs

Kitty finds out that she is pregnant just after she get her divorce. It takes one year to get a Divorce in New York state. Surely she should have found out she was pregnant before this if it were Wyn's baby. See more »

Quotes

Wyn Strafford: As you know, it's a man's duty to instruct a woman in all subjects. Now you pick the subject.
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Connections

Featured in The Complete Citizen Kane (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung by the patrons at the speakeasy when Roosevelt is elected in 1932
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Great 1940 Classic
9 February 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film starring Ginger Rogers, (Katherine "Kitty" Foyle) playing the role of a young girl who works for a magazine in Philadelphia and was hired by a man during the great depression. This man was Wyn Strafford, (Dennis Morgan) who is very good looking and started to fall in love with her. Kitty loses her job and finds other work selling cosmetics and perfumes and this couple do not see each other for over a year until Kitty meets up with Wyn Strafford who comes from a very wealthy family and they get married. Things quickly change in their lives and because Kitty was a girl who came from a rather poor Irish family this created a problem for the stiff shirts of Philadelphia. There are many flashbacks in this story and there is a great deal to this film which will hold your interest right to the very end. Excellent film and a wonderful old film to enjoy with old songs from the past.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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