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Jayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.


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Complete credited cast:
Mayme Barry
Janie Barry
James Hall ...
William Taylor
Edna May Oliver ...
Miss Streeter
Charles Sellon ...
Lem Woodruff
Ethel Wales ...
Lily Woodruff
Hyman Meyer ...
Mr. Ginsberg


Jayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.

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Hear the Bow Lines --- Snap and Sparkle with "It"! See more »


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Release Date:

25 October 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love 'Em and Leave 'Em  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The dress that Jean Harlow wears in the pageant scene was intended for 'Clara Bow', but Bow had gained too much weight to fit into it, so she convinced designer Edith Head to let the unknown actress to wear it. Harlow never forgot the favor. See more »


Miss Streeter: [addressing actors in her pageant by their character names] Stupidity? Go find Pleasure!
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Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Generally unexceptional but some sparkling Bow moments.
24 June 2000 | by (Murray Hill, NJ) – See all my reviews

In THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID, Clara Bow plays Mayme, a salesgirl who's in love with a fellow clerk named Bill (James Hall). Her sister Janie (Jean Arthur) also has eyes for him and schemes to snare for herself. The scenario is ordinary and the resolution is both banal and predictable. Clara Bow's performance in her third talkie is good, proving she could easily handle sound. Unfortunately, her role is, for the most part, colorless and inhibited. Mayme lacks the free-spiritedness and boldness of such roles like Alverna in MANTRAP and Betty Lou in IT; she's just a blandly virtuous heroine searching for true love. It doesn't help that her leading man Hall is uncharismatic and dull.

Occasionally, however, Bow gets to shine. She displays her comedic flair in some funny sequences, particularly a scene where she tries to help the inexperienced Hall in a difficult task without making him look incompetent. Bow also exhibits a flash of her effervescent "It" persona in a flirtatious chasing sequence. And in her big dramatic moments, Clara is persuasive and invigorating, making one regret she rarely had the opportunity for substantial dramatic material.

Jean Arthur is delightfully perfidious as Janie. Among the supporting players, Edna May Oliver as Mayme's snooty, imperious supervisor Miss Streeter and Charles Sellon as Lem Woodruff, the fumbling proprietor of the boardinghouse Mayme, Janie, and Bill live in, stand out. In an early film appearance, Jean Harlow has too minute a role to create any impression.

Overall, THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID is a pedestrian movie that doesn't take full advantage of Bow's talents. Considering that many of Clara Bow's films are lost or deteriorating, however, one should be grateful that this film has been recently restored.

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