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

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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 »

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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

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Monday 13 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 12), in Indianapolis Saturday 25 August 1956 on WISH (Channel 8), in Los Angeles Sunday 15 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Boston Sunday 28 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Miami Friday 23 November 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4), in Albuquerque Sunday 2 December 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in both Cincinnati and Phoenix Thursday 6 December 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12) and on KVAR (Channel 12, in Spokane Sunday 9 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2), and again in Albuquerque Saturday 5 January 1957 on KOB (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

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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La Cucaracha
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Played as dance music at the going away party
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Obviously a stage production brought to the screen
28 May 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This obviously must have been a play first, as the film is very static and spends most of the time confined to small sets. I really wish the writers had done something to try to open the film up a bit--giving it some more energy and giving it life. Instead, you feel you are watching a play that was filmed--especially when it comes to dialog, as the actors seem to be, at times, making speeches to an audience. Now the acting is okay (though a bit too earnest if you ask me) and the general idea is okay, but just not super-compelling. You see, a young couple is married and face a huge battle against debts and struggle to get by---again and again and again. Halfway into the film, I felt like I'd had enough. Yes, they were young and in love but the day to day pressures put a lot of strain on their marriage--I understood that but after a while I just wanted this depressing film to end. About the only bright spot was the role played by Claude Rains--he was pretty funny and likable. As for the leads, Anne Shirley and John Garfield, this was definitely not one of their better films as they came off as rather whiny and immature. I just felt like yelling at the actors to buck up and deal with it--that's life!


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