Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940)

Told via flashback, this bittersweet drama follows working girl Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers, who received the Best Actress Academy Award) as she chases her storybook dreams. While earning a living as a department store clerk, Kitty finds herself romantically entangled with two men: a weak-willed Philadelphia society scion (Dennis Morgan) and an unassuming physician (James Craig). Gladys Cooper plays Morgan's sniffish mother.

Rogers gives a solid performance and shows she can do more than sing and dance and be the wise-cracking girlfriend. Her Kitty Foyle has to be one of the best film characters ever performed. She deservedly won the Oscar that year for her top notch performance.

1 comment:

  1. Ginger Rogers gives an outstanding performance of a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.