Friday, December 28, 2012

Film #6: "Kitty Foyle" and a ship

No "Kitty Foyle" is not a nautical movie. When I say ship, I am referring to my strong feelings about Wyn (Dennis Morgan) and Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) as a couple.
Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) is a working girl who has to choose in between being her wealthy blue blood ex-husband's mistress (Dennis Morgan is the ex) or a doctor's wife. There are flash backs throughout the film that explain Kitty's past with both the ex-husband and the doctor. This movie was made in 1940. The doctor works at a children's hospital instead attending to the health problems of "rich neurotics." Wyn is married. What do you think is going to happen?

Reasons why I am Wyn FTW:

1) He is better looking. Looks: they're not everything, but they are something.

2) He did not blackmail his way into a date with Kitty (unlike a certain doctor).

3) Kitty really loves him. You can tell.

4) Because she was living in New York but wanted to go to this dance in Philadelphia, the Assembly Ball, Win rented out a ballroom in New York until 5 a.m. (The time the dance in PA ends). He bought her a really pretty dress to wear, breakfast, and gave her a family heirloom ring as an engagement ring.

5) He reads Kitty poetry.

6) His snooty family is what ruined their marriage. In whatever exotic country he's moving to they're not there.

7) The first time around, he was willing to give up his trust fund and stuffy family for Kitty. He would have too, but she thought poverty would make him hard and bitter, so she wouldn't let him and ran off to New York to get a divorce.

8) Wyn is played by Dennis Morgan. Have you seen him in "Christmas in Connecticut"? I rest my case.

Actually maybe I wouldn't go with Wyn, because being a mistress is for most very unrewarding, but Win and the doctor aren't the only handsome straight men in New York City. I would keep looking if I couldn't have Wyn.

P.S. Kitty has some amazing clothing in this movie. If you can find no other reason to watch this movie do it for the 40s clothing goodness.

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