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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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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

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Trivia

"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

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 Maybe It's Love (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday's Children
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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a movie of young love in a difficult era
12 April 2006 | by TMalone-5See all my reviews

Anne Shirley was utterly captivating; I had never before seen her work. I had seen Claude Rains as a child but had forgotten him. It was quite enjoyable to see his portrayal of a goofy, yet devoted father.

I thought the movie was quite interesting. This is quite amazing as I do not usually enjoy movies from that era. I consider this a holdover from the 1930's; it has "depression and coming war" written all over it.

The questions the movie raised, however dated the movie, were familiar: how do young marrieds survive financially? Should men marry before they have achieved their financial goals? When, or if, should young married women drop out of the work force in order to raise a family? These are questions as difficult today as they must have been nearly 7 decades ago. The most interesting aspect was that these problems existed at all: we tend to think today that these are merely modern questions.

In spite of its "1930 style" I found it riveting; all the more so when one realizes that its stars are all gone, like the era it portrayed.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1940 (USA) See more »

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