MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,623 this week

Saturday's Children (1940)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 May 1940 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 253 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 7 critic

Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 796 titles
created 17 Jan 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 429 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saturday's Children (1940)

Saturday's Children (1940) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saturday's Children.

Photos

1 photo »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston
Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A pair of crooks (von Stroheim and Lorre) use a phony countess (Zorina) who winds up falling in love with one of their victims (Greene).

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Vera Zorina, Richard Greene, Erich von Stroheim
Under My Skin (1950)
Drama | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On the run from gamblers he double-crossed, expatriate jockey Danny Butler tries to justify his son's faith in him as a winner.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: John Garfield, Micheline Presle, Luther Adler
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.

Director: Martin Gabel
Stars: Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead
Kismet (1955)
Adventure | Musical | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Like a tale spun by Scheherazade, Kismet follows the remarkable and repeated changes of fortune that engulf a poor poet. It all happens in one incredible day when Kismet (Fate) takes a hand.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen
Stars: Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn
Tortilla Flat (1942)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield
Test Pilot (1938)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy
Parnell (1937)
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to free his country from English rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The uptight and dumb small time thief Nick Robey and his partner and only friend Al Molin steal $10,000.00 from a man, but the heist goes wrong. Al Molin is killed by a policeman and Nick ... See full summary »

Director: John Berry
Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey
Stars: Mary Beth Hughes, George Montgomery, Alan Mowbray
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Corinne Griffith, Grant Withers, Albert Conti
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Mr. Halevy
...
Lee Patrick ...
Dennie Moore ...
Gertrude Mills
...
Herbert Smith
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Berton Churchill ...
Mr. Norman
Edit

Storyline

Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her family talks Bobby into tricking Rims into marriage, the real world comes crashing down on the couple. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

silk | hemp | love | marriage | inventor | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confiança no Futuro  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Stewart was to play "Rims Rosson" but was replaced by John Garfield. Jane Bryan was to play "Boby Halevy", but she retired to get married and was replaced by Olivia de Havilland, who was suspended when she refused the part. Una Merkel had the role of "Florrie Sands" but was replaced by 'Lee Patrick' when she became ill. See more »

Goofs

Anne Shirley gives John Garfield the number combination to open his door-lock invention (made with a telephone dial), but Garfield dials a completely different number to open it. See more »

Quotes

Willie Sands: Two can live as cheap as one... if one don't eat!
See more »

Connections

Version of Saturday's Children (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played as dance music at the going away party
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
John Garfield shines as the American "everyman"
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Garfield, a greatly underrated actor, with a sadly short career, was the first real "modern" actor pre-Brando. He is stellar as the working class hero struggling with financial setbacks, unrealized ambitions and a new marriage. He imbues the character of Rims Rosson with a poignancy illustrating the inner turmoil of a man whose responsibilities and love for his wife conflict with his desire to accomplish his dream of travel and professional distinction. Claude Rains, as the titular head of this extended family, a man toiling for years at a company desk as bookkeeper, lends heart and dignity to this story of a father driven to carry out the ultimate sacrifice in order to aid the newlyweds. Ann Shirley gives an adequate performance as the modest, simple wife whose expectations and worldly ambitions starts and end with marriage.

Although produced earlier on stage and film, the story elements are timeless. This 1940 movie version is an excellent slice of life representing the American "everyman" in a Depression era America on the brink of World War II.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dennie Moore + Anne Shirley Blondfashionisto
Discuss Saturday's Children (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?