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Hot Saturday (1932)

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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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Romer Sheffield
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Ruth Brock
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Bill Fadden
Edward Woods ...
Conny Billop
Lilian Bond ...
Eva Randolph (as Lillian Bond)
William Collier Sr. ...
Harry Brock
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Mrs. Ida Brock
Stanley Smith ...
Joe
Rita La Roy ...
Camille
Rose Coghlan ...
Annie Brock
Oscar Apfel ...
Ed W. Randolph
Jessie Arnold ...
Aunt Minnie
Grady Sutton ...
Archie
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Storyline

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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bank | rumor | gossip | womanizer | playboy | See All (47) »

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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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

28 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sábado Alegre  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carole Lombard was mentioned for the role eventually played by Nancy Carroll. See more »

Goofs

When Ruth takes off her shoes at Romer's house, they're are covered with mud. But when he hands them to her in the car a moment later, they're mud-free and highly polished. See more »

Quotes

Archie: Eva, Conny isn't back yet.
Eva Randolph: Did you ever know Ruth to bring a fellow back this early?
Archie: Sure.
Eva Randolph: Who?
Archie: Me.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't It Romantic?
(uncredited)
by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Heard on soundtrack when Carroll arrives at Grant's house.
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Good story about small-town society
19 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ruth (Nancy Carroll) is a bank clerk in a small town where the only diversion for young adults is a dance hall named Willow Springs outside of town. Ruth is pursued by a number of young men, including a wealthy playboy, Romer Sheffield (Cary Grant). She is very successful at keeping them all at arm's length, though she occasionally enjoys tempting them.

After Ruth returns home later than usual, the town's rumor mill--spurred by rival Eva--has a heyday. With her reputation ruined, Ruth makes some choices that are life-altering.

The music that accompanies the opening credits might lead the viewer to expect a madcap comedy. It is nothing of the sort. It is a scathing depiction of small-town society. However, the ending--which is, if nothing else, confusing--suggests that the film is (also) a cautionary tale. Whichever way you interpret it, this film is very interesting.

The acting is good. Nancy Carroll shines. Cary Grant and Randolph Scott are strong in their roles.


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