Ginger Rogers won the Oscar for playing Kitty Foyle.
Kitty Foyle is an awful melodrama. It's the kind of film where the sentimental music is piped up to the extreme and the dialogue mostly feels like a Hallmark card. However, it is an interesting concept - a woman reflects on her past and how it will influence her future in a mirror image. She is basically caught in the situation of the girl from the wrong side of the tracks falling for the rich boy. Then at some point she becomes torn between a doctor who has long been after her.
But, her best moments come when her character is really at her wit's end and has to defend herself and her actions. That annoying comedy personality that Rogers possessed in other films works wonders here - making the character of Kitty seem much more alive and human. It may be terribly melodramatic but that doesn't diminish the quality of her performance. It's a really wonderful performance that has the substance to be in a better film.