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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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11 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Confiança no Futuro  »

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Priscilla Lane was considered for the role of Bobby, which was ultimately given to Anne Shirley. It has been said that Lane was passed over at the request of John Garfield, even though his earlier teaming with Lane in 3 films ("Four Daughters," "Daughters Courageous," and "Dust Be My Destiny") had been very successful. See more »

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A moving shadow of the camera is visible on the "How to Bowl" magazine as it pulls back to reveal Bobby practicing with a cabbage. See more »

Quotes

Willie Sands: Two can live as cheap as one... if one don't eat!
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Connections

Version of Saturday's Children (1929) 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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This won a Pulitzer? Really?
18 November 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

So the title card claims, and it's based on a play by Maxwell Anderson, a distinguished American playwright who tackled tough subjects--fascism, apartheid, congressional dysfunction. I don't know this play, but whatever it was, the Epstein brothers utterly standardized it in their thin- blooded adaptation, a weak domestic drama where co-workers John Garfield and Anne Shirley meet, fall in love, marry, and suffer small-people problems. He's polite and mild-mannered and uninteresting, and she's pure ingenue, and watching them trod along the well-worn path of conventional screen romance has no bite. Even Claude Rains, as her father, seems disengaged. At least Lee Patrick, as her scheming sister, and Roscoe Karns, as her cynical brother-in-law, provide a little bite, and George Tobias is on the periphery, playing what he always played. But, despite an attempted suicide, a hidden pregnancy, and penny-ante deceptions in the young pair's marriage, it's slow, repetitive, and unfelt. And it needs edge. Oh, how it needs edge.


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