Saturday's Children

  • 1940
  • 1 HR 41 MIN
  • NR
  • Romance

Maxwell Anderson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play had already been filmed by Greg La Cava in 1929 and as MAYBE IT'S LOVE in 1935 before this one was attempted. Garfield was sick of playing louts and gangsters and begged for a role he could sink his teeth into. He did an admirable job here, but the movie sunk quickly. Warner Bros. liked stories about average...read more

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Maxwell Anderson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play had already been filmed by Greg La Cava in 1929 and as MAYBE IT'S LOVE in 1935 before this one was attempted. Garfield was sick of playing louts and gangsters and begged for a role he could sink his teeth into. He did an admirable job here,

but the movie sunk quickly. Warner Bros. liked stories about average Joes, and this is a good example. Shirley--who replaced Jane Bryant when she retired and de Havilland when she refused the role--is the daughter of Rains, an amiable, if dull, man. She takes a job at Rains' office, then meets

Garfield, a slow-witted but likable inventor who has a penchant for devising strange contraptions that no one wants. Garfield has big dreams of going to the Philippines to make his fortune. There's a big party thrown for him by his pals, and Shirley is angry that he's going to leave when she'd

planned to marry him. With the help of her sister Patrick, Shirley tricks Garfield into marrying her. She soon loses her job, and his wages aren't enough to support them. Garfield gets another chance at the job in the Philippines and is going to go there--without her. Rains knows the kids need

money, and he plans to stage an accident so he can give them the insurance, but that's thwarted. Then the couple learn that they are to be parents, so, despite all the hassles, they decide to stay together and try to make it work. Karns does well as Patrick's henpecked husband, and Moore brings

lots of comedy to her role as a daffy office worker.

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