Kitty Foyle, 1940.
This starred Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, and James Craig.
Ginger played Kitty Foyle, a young woman living in Philadelphia. She’s from the poorer side of town, but has aspirations of becoming somebody.
She always has a strong sense of self, brought on from her father (Ernest Cossart). When we first meet Kitty, she’s been asked to be married by a young doctor she’s seeing, Mark (James Craig). Kitty says yes. But soon doubts her answer, when she walks into her hotel room that same night and sees the man she used to love, Wynn Strafford (Dennis Morgan). Wynn tells her he’s leaving his family (wife and son) and wants Kitty to come with him to Buenos Aires. Kitty, overcome with sudden excitement and love, says yes. She’ll meet him at midnight. But she then sees her reflection in the mirror and her reflection tells her she’s making a mistake....and to remember what happened before...when she was younger......
Kitty grows up with her father and soon meets Wynnewood, ‘Wynn’ Strafford VI., a young man who comes to visit her father. Wynn comes from money and has his own newspaper business. He takes on Kitty as his secretary.
Soon Kitty and Wynn are more than just boss and secretary...they’re in love.
But Wynn’s business goes under, and Kitty finds a new job in New York City. So Kitty and Wynn part.
Kitty meets a new man, a young doctor named Mark. Mark is more like Kitty, where he works for his money. He’s also a very nice guy.
However just when that romance starts to blossom who shows up?....Wynn! He finds Kitty and takes her out on the town. And ends up proposing. Kitty, who never stopped loving Wynn, accepts. But she tells him that they couldn’t be happy together in Philadelphia, since they come from different families. So Wynn says they’ll be New Yorkers. Well, they marry. And Wynn brings his new bride home to meet his family....but his family is less than impressed with Kitty. They expect her to continue with school so she can learn to become accustomed to the life Wynn’s family expects from his wife. Kitty doesn’t want any part of it. Kitty tells them that she didn’t marry Wynn for his money.
Wynn takes Kitty aside to tell her he’ll tell......