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Hot Saturday (1932)

A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

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Romer Sheffield
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Ruth Brock
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Bill Fadden
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Conny Billop
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Eva Randolph (as Lillian Bond)
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Mr. Brock
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Mrs. Brock
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Joe
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Camille
Rose Coghlan ...
Annie Brock
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Mr. Randolph
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Aunt Minnie
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Archie
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...when her cheating found her out...she sought to make marriage cover her sins! (original ad) See more »

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28 October 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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This was Cary Grant's first role as a leading man. See more »

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When Conny Billop signs his name in Ruth's date planner, he spells it "Connie", but in the credits the character's name is listed as Conny. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Brock: Immoral women shouldn't work in banks, you know. They might corrupt the young dollar bills.
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Crazy Credits

(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 »

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Isn't It Romantic?
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Heard on soundtrack when Carroll arrives at Grant's house.
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20 April 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Newcomer Cary Grant was paired with Paramount star Nancy Carroll in Hot Saturday, a film which is most dated, but still packs quite a punch. Nancy Carroll's stardom was beginning to slip while Cary as we know was fast on the rise.

Hot Saturday however is about gossip, something that will eternally be with us. But happy to say some people's attitudes have definitely changed for the better. Nancy Carroll would not be fired today from her job at a bank because of her private life.

Carroll's a popular girl with all the young men of her town, but she's engaged to stalwart Randolph Scott who's a promising young engineer. One of her fellow co-workers at the bank Edward Wood tries to put the moves on her, but she won't give him a tumble. It's he who starts a nasty rumor about Carroll and the town playboy Cary Grant who is guilty of nothing more than offering her a ride home in his car after she ran off from Woods.

Depending on where you are from malicious gossip will probably not have the effect it does on Nancy Carroll. Still it can damage one. Years ago in a former place of work and we're talking now about the 1970s I recall in my office there was a section known as the 'poison pond'. It was where a few women who had nothing else to do but gossip about everything and everyone else around. No escaped their malicious tongues and something like what happens to Nancy Carroll would have been grist for that mill for a month.

Thank God people have a more live and let live attitude, but gossip is still a perennial problem and Hot Saturday deals nicely with it.


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