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Kitty Foyle

Kitty Foyle

Sam Wood (1940)

106min
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Our Score
Ginger Rogers won her best actress Oscar for her performance in this artificial melodrama, which at least proved that she had a career outside her partnership with the great Fred Astaire. What Rogers was particularly good at was portraying the common, not to say vulgar, shop girl, and that, in Christopher Morley's once-fashionable novel, is what Kitty Foyle is: a shop girl who can't make up her mind which man to choose. Unfortunately, when this film was made, all the decent Hollywood leading men had gone off to war, making her choice exceedingly dull: doctor James Craig or playboy Dennis Morgan? Who cares? Still, there's interesting support from veteran Eduardo Ciannelli as a speakeasy owner and from Gladys Cooper as the playboy's snobby mum, but this is hard going today, even for devout Ginger fans.

Summary

An ambitious woman working at a department store is torn between two men, one a dedicated doctor, the other the weak-willed son of a wealthy family. She accepts a proposal from the latter, but struggles to cope with his parents' disapproval. Romantic drama, starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli and Ernest Cossart.

Cast & Crew

Kitty Foyle Ginger Rogers
Wyn Strafford Dennis Morgan
Mark James Craig
Giono Eduardo Ciannelli
Pop Ernest Cossart
Mrs Strafford Gladys Cooper
Delphine Detaille Odette Myrtil
Pat Mary Treen
Molly Katharine Stevens
Director Sam Wood
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd

Drama

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