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Release Date:
28 October 1932 (USA) See more »
...when her cheating found her out...she sought to make marriage cover her sins! (original ad) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cary Grant ... Romer Sheffield

Nancy Carroll ... Ruth Brock

Randolph Scott ... Bill Fadden
Edward Woods ... Conny Billop
Lilian Bond ... Eva Randolph (as Lillian Bond)
William Collier Sr. ... Harry Brock

Jane Darwell ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nora Cecil ... Gossip on Telephone (uncredited)

Billy Engle ... 3rd Bank Customer (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Marjorie Main ... Gossip in Window (uncredited)
Dave O'Brien ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... 2nd Bank Customer (uncredited)
Mark Strong ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan ... 1st Bank Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter  (as William Seiter)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harvey Fergusson  novel
Josephine Lovett  adaptation
Joseph Moncure March  adaptation
Seton I. Miller  screenplay

Produced by
William LeBaron .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur L. Todd (photographed by)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Karl Hajos .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Carole Lombard was mentioned for the role eventually played by Nancy Carroll.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Ruth Brock:You take a lot for granted!
Conny Billop:It takes a lot to satisfy me.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Excellent cast, interesting story, and undershorts, 11 October 2009
Author: erinh from United States

Aside from the silly and gratuitous underwear scene, this movie does a good job of telling the story of poor Ruth Brock, a hard-working, put-upon small town girl who is judged and persecuted by her neighbors and so-called friends following a day of fun on an eponymous 'Hot Saturday' in the summer of 1932.

Subsequent events show how much women had staked on maintaining their reputations at that time, a topic that didn't go away with the enforcement of the production code though it lost a lot of its nuance. The expression on Ruth's face in the last frame of this film is so uncertain...she doesn't know if she's doing the right thing, doesn't know quite what she's getting into. I grieve for the loss of that ambiguity in films made in the years to come.

Nancy Carroll is brilliant in the role of Ruth, sparing the audience tedious hysterics and instead portraying the bitterness and frustration of living in a town of petty fools with nothing better to do than tear each other apart. I sort of wish there were two versions of this movie, one starring Carroll and one starring Barbara Stanwyck so I could do a side-by-side comparison. Stanwyck did such a good job with offended righteousness in 'Night Nurse'. But I'd keep Cary Grant in both...young and perfectly cast in the role of the local "disreputable cad" (that's how he's described (aptly) on the label).

But even a disreputable cad can have good points...and keen-eyed, truthful, pre-production code Ruth won't fail to notice them...

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