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Saturday's Children (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 May 1940 (USA)
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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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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>

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silk | hemp | love | marriage | inventor | See All (151) »

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

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Drama | Romance

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11 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Confiança no Futuro  »

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Trivia

The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 26 January 1927 and had 310 performances. In the cast were Humphrey Bogart, Beulah Bondi, Ruth Gordon and Roger Pryor. See more »

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The credits of this film say "Based on the Pulitzer Prize play by Maxwell Anderson." However, the play did not win the Pulitzer Prize. See more »

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Willie Sands: Two can live as cheap as one... if one don't eat!
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Saturday's children have far to go.
8 November 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This very entertaining film is directed flawlessly by Vincent Sherman and based on a Maxwell Anderson play. Top notch script providing laughter, sympathy and reflective determination.

A lovely young woman(Anne Shirley) ends up tricking a hopeless schemer/inventor(John Garfield) into marriage. Is it tricked or trapped? The young couple struggle to the point of almost breaking up. They earn $101 a month, but spend $108. The poor lovers try to prove two can live as cheap as one...maybe if one doesn't eat!

My favorite scene is when Garfield and brother-in-law(Roscoe Karns)come home drunk. Also funny is when Garfield is told that he was tricked into the marriage.

Claude Rains is the young woman's father and plays the part cool and witty with his own brand of humor. Lee Patrick is sister Florrie, who is quite obnoxious from the get go.

A very touching movie. Being poor is no fun, but it isn't the end of the world. Someone always has it worse. More than likely another Saturday child.


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