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Saturday’s Children (Warner Bros. Pictures 1940, John Garfield, Anne Shirley)


Saturday’s Children (Warner Bros. Pictures 1940, John Garfield, Anne Shirley)

Saturday’s Children: This is a story about two young New Yorkers who fall in love and face the challenge of making it work when money’s tight. Anne Shirley plays a hardworking office girl and John Garfield plays the dreamy inventor she sets her sights on. Shirley’s sister (Lee Patrick) plots their marriage before Garfield can slip off to the Philippines while their father (Rains) schemes to get the young lovers some cash.

Both Jane Bryant and Olivia de Havilland turned down the role of Bobby Halevy in Saturday’s Children before Anne Shirley was cast.

John Garfield as Rims Rosson
Anne Shirley as Bobby Halevy
Claude Rains as Mr. Henry Halevy
Roscoe Karns as Willie Sands
Lee Patrick as Florrie Halevy Sands
Dennie Moore as Gertrude ‘Gert’ Mills
George Tobias as Herbert ‘Herbie’ Smith
Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Myrtle Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Berton Churchill as Mr. ‘B.N.’ Norman, Office Manager
Tom Dugan as Second Carpenter (uncredited)
Lucile Fairbanks as 1st Nurse – Greenwich Clinic (uncredited)

Writing Julius J. Epstein
Writing Philip G. Epstein
Editing Owen Marks
Sound Adolph Deutsch
Production Hal B. Wallis
Camera James Wong Howe
Directing Vincent Sherman
Writing Maxwell Anderson
Art Hugh Reticker

United States of America / Warner Bros. Pictures / 102 minutes / Released 1940-05-11

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