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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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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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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Anatole Litvak was initially tapped by producer Henry Blanke to direct but was replaced by Vincent Sherman. 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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Version of Golden Showcase: Saturday's Children (1962) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Played, sung and danced at the going away party by the guests
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Saturday's Children Plays Well ***1/2
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The director of this film died recently as we was approaching 100. Dennie Moore, who plays the common Gertie, with a typical Brooklyn accent, turns 99 in December.

Wonderful seeing John Garfield in a non-gangster role. As the sympathetic Sims, an inventor whose a dreamer, Garfield etches a totally believable character. Anne Shirley plays the girl who loves and tricks him into marriage.

Garfield plays basically another George Bailey type. The opportunities are there for him but situations arise which prevent him from fulfilling his dreams.

Claude Rains plays his philosophical father-in-law who plots to do away with himself so that Garfield and Shirley can live happily ever after.

The two work in the same office, fall in love and marry. With the coming of war, she gets laid off and he is asked to take a pay cut.

Sad but realistic. This true to life film does end happily.


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