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Kitty Foyle ()


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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.

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Kitty Foyle
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Wyn Strafford
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Mark Eisen
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Giono (as Edward Ciannelli)
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Tom Foyle
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Mrs. Strafford
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Delphine Detaille
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Pat Day
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Molly (as Katharine Stevens)
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Mr. Kennett
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Grandmother
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Aunt Jessica
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Uncle Edgar
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Veronica Strafford
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Wyn Strafford VII
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Customer
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Father (scenesDeleted)
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Man at Premiere / Policeman (uncredited)
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Wife in Prologue (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ...
Tenement Woman (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Patron - 100% American (uncredited)
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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)
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Second Girl in Elevator (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Patricia Conway ...
Infant Baby (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Mary Currier ...
Clerk at Delphine's (uncredited)
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Flower Man (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ...
Jane (uncredited)
Aaron Edwards ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Neway (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ...
Harrison - Strafford's Butler (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Shopgirl in Elevator (uncredited)
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First Charwoman (uncredited)
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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)
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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)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gerda Mora ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Hattie Noel ...
Myrtle - Black Woman (uncredited)
Rosa Palmese ...
Flower Woman (uncredited)
Jane Patten ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Bill - Office Worker (uncredited)
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Speakeasy / Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Bill Ramsay ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ...
Bandleader and Violinist (uncredited)
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Trumpeter (uncredited)
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Man at Premiere (uncredited)
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Clarinet Player (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Mary - Second Charwoman (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
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Pianist (uncredited)
Joe Whitehead ...
Porter (uncredited)
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Miss Bala - Office Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Wood

Written by

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Christopher Morley ... (A novel by)
 
Dalton Trumbo ... (screen play)
 
Donald Ogden Stewart ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Harry E. Edington ... executive producer
David Hempstead ... producer

Music by

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Roy Webb

Cinematography by

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Robert De Grasse ... director of photography (as Robert de Grasse)

Film Editing by

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Henry Berman ... (edited by)

Art Direction by

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Van Nest Polglase

Set Decoration by

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Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Renié ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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W. Argyle Nelson ... assistant director (as Argyle Nelson)

Art Department

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Mark-Lee Kirk ... associate art director

Sound Department

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John L. Cass ... recordist

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Miehle ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Fletcher Henderson ... music arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

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Robert Ardrey ... treatment (uncredited)
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Other Companies

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  • RCA (sound system)

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Plot Summary

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 opportunities in New York City. Working as a sales associate at upscale Delphine Detaille parfumerie and cosmetics, Kitty meets "New York City", Mark Eisen. Mark is a public health doctor who makes little money and thus who is cognizant about how he spends that money, most specifically when he will splurge on the luxuries in life, including on women. Simultaneous, each of the men proposes a future together with her, those futures which would take divergent paths and have different outlooks. Mark, specifically, is aware of there being a "Philadelphia" when he asks her to marry him. Kitty has to decide what kind of future she wants for herself in choosing which of the two proposals she will accept. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Fräulein Kitty (Germany)
  • Espejismo de amor (Spain)
  • Miratge d'amor (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Espejismo de amor (Argentina)
  • To drama mias gynaikas (Greece)
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  • 108 min
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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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in A Woman's Lot (1987). See more »
Soundtracks I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad) See more »
Quotes Kitty Foyle: Let's get a few things straight here! I didn't ask to marry a Strafford, a Strafford asked to marry me. I married a man, not an institution or a trust fund or a bank. Oh, I've got a fine picture of your family conference here. All the Straffords trying to figure out how to take the curse off of Kitty Foyle. Buy the girl a phony education, polish off the rough edges. And make a Mainline doll out of her! Aww, you oughta know better than that! It takes six generations to make a bunch of people like you. And by Judas Priest, I haven't got that much time.
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