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Saturday's Children (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 11 May 1940 (USA)
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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Young, Married, Poor...and Proud of it!

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Drama | Romance

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Confiança no Futuro  »

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Trivia

The quote of the eponymous line from the old nursery rhyme at the beginning of the movie is wrong. It states, "Friday's child is full of woe, Saturday's child has far to go..." The rhyme classically goes, "Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living." 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 Maybe It's Love (1935) 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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Boy, oh boy, oh boy!
12 April 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This copy of this film, seen recently on TCM, had a faded look, which contributes to lose the viewer's interest in a film that doesn't seem too relevant today. The main attraction for watching it, was the interesting cast put together for it. Unfortunately, the most important part, is terribly miscast.

The story takes place in Manhattan at the end of the Great Depression. Based on a play by Maxwell Anderson, it probably worked better on the stage than in the adaptation that Julius Epstein, one of the best writers of the period, gave it. It doesn't help either, that director Vincent Sherman didn't appear to be too enthused with the material, as evident in the finished product.

John Garfield was totally wrong for Rims Rosson. He doesn't have that spark that was his trade mark. In the film he is just too bland. Ann Shirley plays the sweet Bobby Halevy. Claude Rains, though, is about the most likable character in the film because as the father of Bobby, he is an honest man who wants to do everything possible to guarantee his daughter's happiness.

The supporting cast is excellent. Lee Patrick, is seen as Florrie. Roscoe Karns and the always dependable George Tobias, make good contributions in minor roles.

Watch "Saturday's Children" as dated curiosity piece.


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