Bank employee Ruth Brock has a reputation around town for being fast-and-easy but none of the panting suitors has made her yet. She disillusions them one after the other, but the last lad is a bad sport and starts a gossip scandal, among the hens and roosters, about her and a millionaire playboy and Ruth loses her job. Figuring that as long as she has the name, she might as well play the game, she looks him up. Written by
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(Opening titles) Marysville boasted of one bank, two fire engines, four street cars, and a busy telephone exchange. Everyone knew on Sunday what everyone else did on Saturday... and the rest of the week. See more »
I'm Burning for You
(Music: Arthur Johnston; Lyrics: Sam Coslow)
Sung by road house torch singer See more »
Hot Saturday isn't really a great picture but as a Pre-Code movie with some famous stars it has a certain cachet. Interesting, maybe, but not a must-see. It is a hyperbolic tale about small town hypocrisy and is very tame by todays (lack of) standards - the main topic of discussion wouldn't raise an eyebrow nowadays.
True, there is a scene in which the little sister gets de-pantsed by the big sister for wearing her brand-new underdrawers, but I guess it was more shocking to '30's audiences than now. The big sister, Played by Nancy Carroll, is the main focus of the story. Hadn't seen her before and she was very good, a ringer for Betty White with a cute kewpie-doll face. This was Cary Grants' 3rd film and made a pleasant appearance as the rakish Romer Sheffield, local rich boy ne'er do well. Randolph Scott plays it straight without much to do - no six-shooter and doesn't get to punch anyone.
Recommended for film history buffs. Pretty tame stuff and an OK way to spend 73 minutes, as it moves quickly.
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