Saturday's Children (1929)

90 mins | Romantic comedy | 14 April 1929

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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Saturday's Children was 30 Oct 1928.
       Maxwell Anderson's play was the basis of two additional feature films and three teleplays: the 1935 First National picture Maybe It's Love , directed by Walter McGann and starring Gloria Stuart and Ross Anexander; the 1940 Warner Bros. film Saturday's Children , directed by Vincent Sherman and starring John Garfield, Anne Shirley and Claude Rains (see entries above and below); a 1950 Lux Video Theater presentation starring Joan Caulfield and John Ericson; a Celanese Theater version broadcast in 1952, starring Shirley Standee and Mickey Rooney; and a 1962 Golden Showcase teleplay directed by Leland Hayward and starring Cliff Robertson and Inger Stevens. ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Saturday's Children was 30 Oct 1928.
       Maxwell Anderson's play was the basis of two additional feature films and three teleplays: the 1935 First National picture Maybe It's Love , directed by Walter McGann and starring Gloria Stuart and Ross Anexander; the 1940 Warner Bros. film Saturday's Children , directed by Vincent Sherman and starring John Garfield, Anne Shirley and Claude Rains (see entries above and below); a 1950 Lux Video Theater presentation starring Joan Caulfield and John Ericson; a Celanese Theater version broadcast in 1952, starring Shirley Standee and Mickey Rooney; and a 1962 Golden Showcase teleplay directed by Leland Hayward and starring Cliff Robertson and Inger Stevens. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
5 May 1929.
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New York Times
29 Apr 1929
p. 29.
Variety
1 May 1929
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Saturday's Children by Maxwell Anderson (New York, 26 Jan 1927).
SONGS
"I Still Believe in You," words by Grant Clarke and Benny Davis, music by Harry Akst.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 April 1929
Production Date:
began 30 October 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP284
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 10 Mar 1929; 6,727 ft.
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
7,920
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bobby Halvey and Rims O'Neil marry and settle down to love in a cottage. They soon find that married life is more bills than romance, and Bobby leaves Rims, not because she no longer loves him but because she honestly believes that he would be happier without her. She returns to her old job and takes up residence in a boardinghouse. Lonely and hurt, Rims comes to her and asks her to come back to him. She refuses, declaring that she wants a lover, not a husband. Bobby stays in the boardinghouse, and Rims comes to her after dark, sneaking in by the fire ... +


Bobby Halvey and Rims O'Neil marry and settle down to love in a cottage. They soon find that married life is more bills than romance, and Bobby leaves Rims, not because she no longer loves him but because she honestly believes that he would be happier without her. She returns to her old job and takes up residence in a boardinghouse. Lonely and hurt, Rims comes to her and asks her to come back to him. She refuses, declaring that she wants a lover, not a husband. Bobby stays in the boardinghouse, and Rims comes to her after dark, sneaking in by the fire escape. +

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