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Kitty Foyle Overview:

Kitty Foyle (1940) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Harry E. Edington and David Hempstead.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Christopher Morley published in 1939.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressGinger RogersWon
Best DirectorSam WoodNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
Best WritingDalton TrumboNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: KITTY FOYLE (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) presents a quintessential example of the women’s melodrama, or “weepie,” that enjoyed the height of its popularity throughout the 1940s. Although leading ladies like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became particularly associated with... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: KITTY FOYLE (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) presents a quintessential example of the women’s melodrama, or “weepie,” that enjoyed the height of its popularity throughout the 1940s. Although leading ladies like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became particularly associated with... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: KITTY FOYLE (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) presents a quintessential example of the women’s melodrama, or “weepie,” that enjoyed the height of its popularity throughout the 1940s. Although leading ladies like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became particularly associated with... Read full article


Kitty Foyle (1940) (2)

By Beatrice on May 3, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Kitty Foyle Directed by Sam Wood Written by Dalton Trumbo and Donald Ogden Stewart based on a novel by Christopher Morley 1940/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Streaming on Amazon Instant Video Dr. Mark Eisen: Boy. Almost lost the little fella. (Looks around the poor apartment) Mighta been bette... Read full article


Kitty Foyle(1940)

By Joey on Mar 13, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

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Quotes from

Kitty Foyle: There's a lot of living to do in this world. And if you're worthwhile, you get hurt.


Kitty Foyle: I thought we had a date tonight.
Dr. Mark Eisen: What do you think's been going here for the last three hours?
Kitty Foyle: Well, for one thing, I've slowly grown to hate you.


Dr. Mark Eisen: You know the first thing I thought of when I saw you this afternoon?
Kitty Foyle: Yes.


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Ginger Rogers wore a dress in the film which instantly became so popular that to this day, the style is known within the garment trade as a Kitty Foyle dress. Characteristically, this would be a sleeved dress in black or navy with a white or ecru collar and cuffs.
Ginger Rogers was initially reluctant to take on the lead role, as the novel the film was based on contained explicit sexuality and Kitty has an abortion in it. Rogers' mother advised her to wait until she sees a screenplay before making up her mind, pointing out that the production code wouldn't allow most of the material Rogers found objectionable to be seen in films anyway. Sure enough, the adapted screenplay was "clean" enough for Rogers.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 5, 1941 with Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan and James Craig reprising their film roles.
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