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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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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.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:Is Listerine good for brains?
Romer Sheffield:Love they tell me is better.
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Now This Is the Way to Do a Twist Ending, 20 October 2014
Author: evanston_dad from United States

"Hot Saturday" is a terrific little movie, and much better than its IMDb rating would suggest.

This was my first exposure to Nancy Carroll, and it's clear from her performance and screen presence why she was such a major star, if only for a short time. She plays a young woman living in a small town who becomes the subject of rumors when she's seen cavorting with a known rascal, played by Cary Grant, who likewise proves why he rocketed to stardom and stayed there. When Carroll realizes the small-minded people of the town are going to treat her like a floozy whether or not any of the rumors are true, she decides to make them true by giving the town (and Grant) what they want. This happens much to the dismay of her solid, down-to-earth beau, played by Randolph Scott.

I was not expecting this film to end the way it did, and was thrilled at the way it completely defied my expectations. Carroll doesn't see the error of her ways, apologize to her mom and dad and hunker down to a nice, sensible marriage with Scott. Instead, she hops in a car, essentially gives the entire town the finger, and rides off with Grant. Take that, Production Code!!

It was so refreshing to see a film that allows a woman her sexuality without forcing her to apologize for it by the film's end. Sure, she's going to be branded a slut by the town she's leaving behind, but the movie makes the town and the people in it so miserable that the viewer doesn't care any more for its opinion than Carroll does herself.

"Hot Saturday" is on a double DVD bill with "Torch Singer," and the two films together make a dynamite duo.

Grade: A-

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