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

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Drama | Romance

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11 May 1940 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Willie Sands: Two can live as cheap as one... if one don't eat!
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Version of Saturday's Children (1929) See more »

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Saturday's Children
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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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.


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