Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman


(out of 5)

 had to go dramatic to win an Academy Award, but she isn’t nearly as energetic or memorable here as she was in the many wonderful musical comedies she performed in. However, she does a fine job in the title role of a working girl who ends up in a situation that forces her to choose between a successful, wealthy businessman (with a meddlesome mother), or an honest joe worker who truly loves her. Reminiscent more of the Lana Turner splashy-colour melodramas of the fifties than the grittier material that was being produced in the forties, the film is not in any way complicated, nor extremely enjoyable, but makes for a solid, uncomplicated story and will be enjoyed by those looking for just that.

RKO Radio Pictures

USA, 1940

Directed by

Screenplay by , additional dialogue by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1940



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