The Saturday Night Kid (1929)

62 mins | Romantic comedy | 26 October 1929

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HISTORY

Some sources list this film's length as 6,392 ... More Less

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
16 Nov 1929
p. 25.
Variety
20 Nov 1929
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP792
Physical Properties:
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Movietone
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
6,015
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Mayme, a salesgirl in Ginsberg's department store, is in love with Bill, another clerk; but when he is promoted to floorwalker and Mayme's sister, Janie, is made treasurer of the benefit pageant, Mayme loses Bill to her sister. Janie, however, has been losing racing bets placed with Lem Woodruff, proprietor of the boardinghouse where she and Mayme live; and to make up her losses, she places the pageant money on a winning horse, but inadvertently the bet is placed on another horse. She confesses her predicament to Mayme, who wins back the money by shooting craps with Lem. Janie blames her sister for the loss until Mayme shows up with the money and vents her righteous wrath on her hypocritical sister; Janie finds happiness with Jim, a fellow ... +


Mayme, a salesgirl in Ginsberg's department store, is in love with Bill, another clerk; but when he is promoted to floorwalker and Mayme's sister, Janie, is made treasurer of the benefit pageant, Mayme loses Bill to her sister. Janie, however, has been losing racing bets placed with Lem Woodruff, proprietor of the boardinghouse where she and Mayme live; and to make up her losses, she places the pageant money on a winning horse, but inadvertently the bet is placed on another horse. She confesses her predicament to Mayme, who wins back the money by shooting craps with Lem. Janie blames her sister for the loss until Mayme shows up with the money and vents her righteous wrath on her hypocritical sister; Janie finds happiness with Jim, a fellow boarder. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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