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Ginger is Kitty Foyle, a career girl from Philadelphia who falls for her boss, Wyn Strafford (Dennis Morgan), in what she thinks is everything she's dreamed about all her life. Wood used a snowglobe as a transitional device to Kitty's flashbacks of their romance, just as George Stevens had used a phonograph in Penny Serenade the previous year. Kitty and Wyn are no longer together, their brief marriage ending in divorce when it finally becomes clear to Kitty that her Irish American moxie can not overcome Wyn's old-money family in their Darby Mill--Griscom Street romance.
Kitty has moved on and has a chance for something real with a young but poor doctor portrayed by James Craig. But it is a down to earth and more practical love, and when Wyn suddenly appears to take her away once more, but not as his wife, she must decide which path to choose. As she packs to run away with Wyn, she argues with her conscience and remembers.
Ernest Cossart is very good as Kitty's pop, trying to steer her in the right direction. He may have been born four drinks below par, as Kitty affectionately teases him, but he is wise enough to see Wyn's weak character, which will never allow him to break from his society family and make a real life with his daughter.Read more ›
Lo and behold, she can do more than just sing, dance, and act like a tough-street-smart gal.... she can convincingly portray an entire range of human emotions known to man. and do it well.
I am not biased when I say that Ginger Rogers' performance in this film is flawless. The story is now a bit old-fashioned for the modern-day-audience but in her quiet and loud "Judas Priest" moments are filled with motivation and meaning. There were moments where she could bring me to absolute tears. and during the entire duration of the film, I was constantly empathizing with Kitty.
The only problem I had was maybe seeing her playing Kitty as a 15 year old. In all honesty, it was not believable that a woman with such mature looks could be an early teen.
But no matter no matter... Ginger was out to prove something when she took on this role and by Judas Priest, she truly did. On an important sidenote, Dennis Morgan is absolutely beautiful as the idealistic and romantic Wynn.
(I suggest, if you haven't already, watching "Stage Door"... a more flashy role and yet, another subtle, believable performance!)
"Kitty Foyle" tells the quite simple story of a modern White Collar working girl who finds herself in the position of being courted by two entirely different men from different stations in life. Wyn Strafford (Dennis Morgan) offers Kitty the glamour of Philadelphia society in a lifestyle of priveldge, position and very set social values, while struggling intern Mark Eisen (James Craig) has only himself and his dreams to offer her. Growing up in the poor part of town Kitty as a child dreamt of the sort of life that Wyn represents, beautiful clothes, nice cars and appearances at all the society events like Philadephia's Assembly evening. Meeting and falling in love with Wyn Kitty thinks that all those earlier dreams have come true and soon she finds herself being swept off her feet into marriage with one of Philadelphia's best families. Meeting his family however finds Kitty being made only too aware of her humble beginnings and this clash of two different levels of society results in Kitty divorcing Wyn only to discover that she is carrying Wyn's child which she later loses in childbirth.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If not poignant, an endearing film nonetheless. The acting is typical of 1940s films, which is not meant to be demeaning at all. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dusty Kramer
Really terrific movie; all the supporting actors are very interesting and strong and Ginger Rogers proves why she's one of the great, strong American actresses.Published 13 months ago by M. Cleveland
Paid $2 to watch but movie never appeared. Year later saw movie for free on another website..Published 14 months ago by JOYOUS1941