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The Saturday Night Kid (1929)

Mayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.

Director:

A. Edward Sutherland (as Edward Sutherland)

Writers:

George Abbott (play), Lloyd Corrigan (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clara Bow ... Mayme Barry
Jean Arthur ... Janie Barry
James Hall ... William Taylor
Edna May Oliver ... Miss Streeter
Charles Sellon ... Lem Woodruff
Ethel Wales ... Lily Woodruff
Hyman Meyer Hyman Meyer ... Mr. Ginsberg
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Mayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.

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Just Look At The Look on Her Face! You'd think she's in love! But that's part of her technique! The way she's fooling him! But when she does fall, her kid sister vamps the man! Then Clara does her stuff! The stuff you love! Her snappiest role! (Print Ad- Brownwood Bulletin, ((Brownwood, Tex.)) 23 January 1930) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The dress that Jean Harlow wears in the pageant scene was intended for 'Clara Bow', but Bow had gained too much weight to fit into it, so she convinced designer Edith Head to let the unknown actress to wear it. Harlow never forgot the favor. See more »

Quotes

William Taylor: Oh please may my won't you sit down and listen
Mayme Barry: I can listen standing up , I do it with my ears you know
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Alternate Versions

A silent version was released released simultaniously, with titles by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, for theaters that were not yet equipped for sound. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood (1980) See more »

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Shopgirl sisters (one virtuous, one not) in love with the same man.
23 August 2011 | by Arne23See all my reviews

Shopgirl sisters, one fun loving but virtuous (Clara Bow), the other a conniving, selfish brat (Jean Arthur) are in love with a fellow Ginsberg department store employee (James Hall). Trite screenplay, lousy production values, terrible directing. Bow only really becomes interesting in the second half where she's finally given interesting things to do. Jean Arthur is quite good as the dissembling brat sister. James Hall is dull. Edna May Oliver does her thing (which I love) in her talkie debut, and an unbilled (and very young looking) Jean Harlow has a tiny but memorable speaking part (her first). Ultimately, this is for Bow fanatics only (I raise my hand), and for those who want to see the earliest sound film appearance of the fully formed Jean Harlow persona.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saturday Night Kid See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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