Kitty Foyle
Kitty Foyle (1940)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 27, 1940
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Working woman comes into conflict with the upper class. More relevant than ever in the age of income inequality and the 1%.

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Christopher Null

It's an odd and unique testament to 1940s' zeitgeist, a period of hope and despair, both of which are reflected in Ms. Foyle.

Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Sam Wood, the El Supremo of Hollywood hackdom, squired this one to glory.

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Although the movie is unashamedly a soppy chick flick, it's impossible not to be swept along by her romantic dilemmas.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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TV Guide

A minor classic and a very typical "woman's picture" of its day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is interesting for a romantic drama, but it's not great.
Byron Brubaker
I worked backstage on a stage musical about the life of Ginger Rogers. This movie and the Oscar Ginger won for playing Kitty Foyle was shown as the crowning… More
John Ballantine
GInger Rogers is okay here on her own and away from Fred Astaire. I can't say it is particularly memorable however. Call it an early version of the chick… More