Kitty Foyle

1940

directed by: Sam Wood

Oscars: Best Actress – Ginger Rogers

A brief departure from my normal movies, but this won Best Actress for Ginger Rogers in 1940, and I’m used to seeing her just dance with Fred Astaire, so I figured I’d give it a chance.  Rogers plays the titular Kitty Foyle, a pretty typical chick it seems like from the 1940’s.  Right off the bat, two different guys propose to her, Mark , the safe boring doctor, and Wyn, who’s already married and doesn’t want to get a divorce it seems, but still wants Kitty.  Now Wyn Strattford is a high-class name, and as you can imagine, Wyn is just a lazy rich good-looking bro type. So then the film Tarantino’s back to let you know how Kitty got to this point.  Honestly, I was like just choose a guy and end the movie 5 minutes in, but hey, I’m not writing these things.  So it turns out Kitty and Wyn were like mad in love, but Wyn’s family didn’t approve of her and would basically cut Wyn out of the family fortune if they got …errr. stayed married.  Because as it turns out she married Wyn and is oh yeah, preggers with his kid.  The kid ends up getting miscarried(if that’s a word), and boom, cue your Best Actress for 1940 acceptance speech Ms. Rogers.  Wait, in real life she was probably married at the time (Wikipedia confirms).  So when Wyn and her wer on the outs, she’s been seeing Mark, the boring type. Wyn gets remarried, yada yada yada we’re back at the beginning. In the end, she picks…. nah, I won’t ruin it.  Oh and if you’re a fan of the 70’s-80’s metal band, Judas Priest, Kitty and her Dad mention them like 50 times in the movie.

Underrated Actors: Dennis Morgan as Wyn Strattford, for putting up with Kitty

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