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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confiança no Futuro See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Roscoe Karns says, "Okay, Simon!" to his wife's nagging, the reference is to Simon Legree, the slave owner in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" whose name is a byword for harshness. 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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Connections

Version of Saturday's Children (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Played, sung and danced at the going away party by the guests
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Saturday's children have far to go.
8 November 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This very entertaining film is directed flawlessly by Vincent Sherman and based on a Maxwell Anderson play. Top notch script providing laughter, sympathy and reflective determination.

A lovely young woman(Anne Shirley) ends up tricking a hopeless schemer/inventor(John Garfield) into marriage. Is it tricked or trapped? The young couple struggle to the point of almost breaking up. They earn $101 a month, but spend $108. The poor lovers try to prove two can live as cheap as one...maybe if one doesn't eat!

My favorite scene is when Garfield and brother-in-law(Roscoe Karns)come home drunk. Also funny is when Garfield is told that he was tricked into the marriage.

Claude Rains is the young woman's father and plays the part cool and witty with his own brand of humor. Lee Patrick is sister Florrie, who is quite obnoxious from the get go.

A very touching movie. Being poor is no fun, but it isn't the end of the world. Someone always has it worse. More than likely another Saturday child.


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