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Saturday's Children (1940)

 -  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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Mr. Halevy
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Mrs. Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
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Mr. Norman
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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 more »

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Drama | Romance

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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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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 »

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!
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Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
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User Reviews

Claude Rains fans should see this.
1 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This film is a comedy with sad parts. If you want to see the past, the fashions, the way women were treated, or just escape from modern films, you might enjoy this. I watched it solely for Claude Rains, but found the female lead to be very likable and certainly very pretty. A girl of 22 meets a man at her new job, and they begin a solid friendship. I liked that she wasn't a typical girlie-girl, trying to catch a man. She was a person first and very honest. It's her sister who is determined the two must marry. The marriage runs into trouble mostly due to finances--nothing much has changed in America, has it! Claude Rains is absolutely charming as ever, kind, gentle, funny, and very devoted to his daughter. It shocked me that a 1940s film, or any father, would tell his daughter it was OK for girls to sow some "wild oats" as well as boys! Dad's action toward the end of the film shocked me as well, and overall this was a fairly poorly written, unrealistic kitchen-sink drama. However, Anne Shirley is so lovely and likable, and Claude Rains is wonderful. Great to see him not playing a villain or an overly intense individual for once (though he did that so well!) Worth seeing for those two actors. Without them, it would be a miss.


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