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Saturday's Children (1940)

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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 »



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


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 <>

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Young, Married, Poor...and Proud of it!


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

11 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confiança no Futuro  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Glen Cavender is in studio records as the elevator operator, but the role was played by Jack Wise. See more »


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 »


Willie Sands: Two can live as cheap as one... if one don't eat!
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Saturday's Children
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Waste of John Garfield's talent
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been watching any John Garfield films I can lately, and so far, this has been the most disappointing. Garfield is so miscast. I can't imagine what the studio was thinking. The film attempts to deal with the issue of young marriage facing poverty, but every character is so naive that I often found myself wondering if there was a gas leak in their building. It's the only rational way to explain their inability to cope with major problems at anything other than a fifth grade level. Garfield, who was Brando before there even was a Brando, is thoroughly wasted here. He plays his character as a sort of slack-jawed mope, who either pouts or widens his eyes at every little thing. Anne Shirley is attractive, but bland. Claude Rains starts promisingly, but even he can't surmount the problems inherent in the script. The film also commits the horror of having a character use the title in a dramatic moment in the end, summing up the entire film just before the credits roll. As if people really talk like that. John Garfield is amazing, and worth watching in just about anything. But not this.

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