Kitty Foyle
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Though Ginger Rogers' starring vehicles always turned a profit for RKO Radio, many filmgoers thought of Rogers only in terms of "Fred Astaire's partner." Others considered her a delightful comedienne, but no great shakes as a dramatic actress. Thus it was both a personal and professional triumph when Ms. Rogers walked home with an Oscar for her performance in Kitty Foyle. Based on Christopher Morley's Story of an American Girl, the film, told in flashback, relates the progress of working-girl Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) as she pursues her Cinderella dreams. While employed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"he sharpness and contemporary significance of Mr. Morley's commentary are missing. His Kitty was of real flesh and blood; this one is persuasive but fictitious."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Although the movie is unashamedly a soppy chick flick, it's impossible not to be swept along by her romantic dilemmas."
‑ , Film4
"As the working class Cinderella, Ginger Rogers gives a strong dramatic performance in one of the era's better women's pictures; subplot of pregnancy was controversial at the time."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sam Wood, the El Supremo of Hollywood hackdom, squired this one to glory."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"A minor classic and a very typical "woman's picture" of its day."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Despite its episodic, and at times, vaguely-defined motivation, picture on whole is a poignant and dramatic portraiture of a typical Cinderella girl's love story."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's an odd and unique testament to 1940s' zeitgeist, a period of hope and despair, both of which are reflected in Ms. Foyle."
‑ Christopher Null,
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