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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)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Archie Hill .... assistant director (uncredited)
Raoul Pagel .... assistant director (uncredited)
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)

Did You Know?

Cary Grant was originally considered for the role of Bill Fadden.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Ruth Brock:You take a lot for granted!
Conny Billop:It takes a lot to satisfy me.
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I liked it, 24 September 2012
Author: judy t from United States

I got this pre-code collection of 6 early 30s movies from the library, and the first one into the DVD player was Hot Saturday, starring Nancy Carroll. Surprisingly, Cary Grant, recipient of Paramount's star building process, has top billing, although his is a support role. I've seen Carroll's name and picture in the early 30s movie magazines and knew she was a star, but I haven't seen any of her films before and never would have without this collection.

Carroll is not beautiful, but she has star presence. This film is hers and she is wonderful in it. So likable. And the story of mean gossips who destroy her reputation, she the most popular girl in town, is an interesting one. Looking back 80 years it's so surprising to see how important it was for girls to protect their good name in order to capture a husband. Public and private attitudes toward 'bad' girls certainly have changed over the decades.

I was surprised too at Carroll's mother turning against her. Ouch. But her henpecked father believed in her and came to her defense. That was nice. But it was now time to leave her family, neighbors, 'friends', small town, and go on to greener pastures in the Big City with the rich and oh-so-handsome, debonaire, sophisticated, charming, and nice playboy.

After working at other studios when her Paramount contract ended in 1934, her stardom was fini in 1938. What this tells me is that it requires luck to continue to build a career and maintain a hold on the movie-going public. Carroll, like many other short-lived stars, did not have Colbert's luck or business sense. But that's the way the Hollywood cookie crumbles.

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