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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 »

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... Rims Rosson
Anne Shirley ... Bobby Halevy
Claude Rains ... Mr. Halevy
Roscoe Karns ... Willie Sands
Lee Patrick ... Florrie Sands
Dennie Moore ... Gertrude Mills
George Tobias ... Herbert Smith
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Berton Churchill ... Mr. Norman
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Young, Married, Poor...and Proud of it!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Married, Pretty and Poor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Shirley was borrowed from RKO for this picture. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Version of Golden Showcase: Saturday's Children (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played, sung and danced at the going away party by the guests
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Claude Rains fans should see this.
1 August 2011 | by hollywoodlegendSee all my reviews

This film is a comedy with sad parts. If you want to see the past, the fashions, the way women were treated, or just escape from modern films, you might enjoy this. I watched it solely for Claude Rains, but found the female lead to be very likable and certainly very pretty. A girl of 22 meets a man at her new job, and they begin a solid friendship. I liked that she wasn't a typical girlie-girl, trying to catch a man. She was a person first and very honest. It's her sister who is determined the two must marry. The marriage runs into trouble mostly due to finances--nothing much has changed in America, has it! Claude Rains is absolutely charming as ever, kind, gentle, funny, and very devoted to his daughter. It shocked me that a 1940s film, or any father, would tell his daughter it was OK for girls to sow some "wild oats" as well as boys! Dad's action toward the end of the film shocked me as well, and overall this was a fairly poorly written, unrealistic kitchen-sink drama. However, Anne Shirley is so lovely and likable, and Claude Rains is wonderful. Great to see him not playing a villain or an overly intense individual for once (though he did that so well!) Worth seeing for those two actors. Without them, it would be a miss.


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