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Saturday's Children (4-May-1940)

Director: Vincent Sherman

Writers: Julius J. Epstein; Philip G. Epstein

From a play: Saturday's Children by Maxwell Anderson

Music by: Adolph Deutsch

Keywords: Comedy

Set at the tail end of the Great Depression, inventor/schemer Rims Rosson concocts a plan to turn hemp into silk, by way of Manila. Before he can fully set it into motion, his honey, Bobby Halevy, tricks him into marriage well before they have the financial wherewithal to do so. Almost-comedy starring a miscast John Garfield, laced with occasional melancholy.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Berton Churchill
Actor
9-Dec-1876 10-Oct-1940 Heroes for Sale
John Garfield
Actor
4-Mar-1913 21-May-1952 Gentleman's Agreement
Roscoe Karns
Actor
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
Lee Patrick
Actor
22-Nov-1901 21-Nov-1982 Henrietta Topper on Topper
Claude Rains
Actor
10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man
Elisabeth Risdon
Actor
26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties
Anne Shirley
Actor
17-Apr-1918 4-Jul-1993 Stella Dallas
George Tobias
Actor
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched

CAST

John Garfield   ...   Rims Rosson
Anne Shirley   ...   Bobby Halevy
with
Claude Rains   ...   Mr. Halevy
Roscoe Karns   ...   Willie Sands
Lee Patrick   ...   Florrie Sands
Dennie Moore   ...   Gertrude Mills
George Tobias   ...   Herbert Smith
Elizabeth Risdon   ...   Mrs. Halevy
Berton Churchill   ...   Mr. Norman

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