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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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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 2, 1947 with John Garfield reprising his film role. 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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La Cucaracha
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Played as dance music at the going away party
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"Women only have one weapon -- marriage."
16 November 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Young couple struggle to make their marriage work. He's a dreamer (aren't they always) and she tricked him into marriage in the first place (ugh). This movie offered nothing that I haven't seen before. The characters whine a lot and it got on my nerves. Then there's the speeches. So many I lost count. The cast looks great on paper but mostly disappoints. John Garfield is one big sad sack of gullible self-pity. Anne Shirley, an actress I absolutely adore, can do little to redeem her character. She starts out likable enough but once her wretched sister gets in her ear, she becomes a manipulative brat. At least she's pretty to look at. On the plus side, there's Claude Rains and he's always great to watch. Maybe I'm being too hard on it. The story and characters are sincere enough. I've seen many of these "plight of the young married couple" movies from the time, many from years before this film. But the staginess and dated ideas make it all seem pretty tired.


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