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Saturday’s Children

Saturday's Children, Warner's latest remake of Maxwell Anderson's play of the '20s, still is good as human drama with comedy sidelights. Basic plot varies from Anderson's play, but still retains essential ingredients of youthful romance and young couple's tour through financial straits and marital difficulties which sends them to the verge of separation.

With:
John Garfield Anne Shirley Claude Rains Roscoe Karns Lee Patrick Dennie Moore

Saturday’s Children, Warner’s latest remake of Maxwell Anderson’s play of the ’20s, still is good as human drama with comedy sidelights. Basic plot varies from Anderson’s play, but still retains essential ingredients of youthful romance and young couple’s tour through financial straits and marital difficulties which sends them to the verge of separation.

John Garfield delivers impressively as Rims Rosson, a slow-thinking youth who devises impractical inventions and is tricked into marriage. Anne Shirley is excellent as Bobby Halevy, the romantic girl and wife. This is the role, originally assigned to Jane Bryant, who reneged and retired when married, which was responsible for contract suspension of Olivia de Havilland by Warners on refusal to assume it, and resulted in an undisclosed newcomer being replaced by Shirley after an unsatisfactory two reels were shot.

Claude Rains is strong in the support as girl’s plodding and sympathetically understanding father.

Story tells romance of Garfield and Shirley, with latter forcing the marriage proposal on eve of his departure for a big opportunity in the Philippines. Couple soon find the marital struggle tough when she loses her job and his income is inadequate. Script by the Epstein brothers develops story at a fast pace.

Saturday's Children

Production: Warner. Director Vincent Sherman; Producer Hal B. Wallis (exec); Screenplay Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein; Camera James Wong Howe; Editor Owen Marks; Music Adolph Deutsch; Art Director Hugh Reticker

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1940. Running time: 97 MIN.

With: John Garfield Anne Shirley Claude Rains Roscoe Karns Lee Patrick Dennie Moore

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