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Hot Saturday (1932)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 28 October 1932 (USA)
A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director:

William A. Seiter (as William Seiter)

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (screen play by), Josephine Lovett (adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cary Grant ... Romer Sheffield
Nancy Carroll ... Ruth Brock
Randolph Scott ... Bill Fadden
Edward Woods ... Conny Billop
Lilian Bond ... Eva Randolph (as Lillian Bond)
William Collier Sr. ... Mr. Brock
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Brock
Stanley Smith ... Joe
Rita La Roy ... Camille
Rose Coghlan Rose Coghlan ... Annie Brock
Oscar Apfel ... Mr. Randolph
Jessie Arnold ... Aunt Minnie
Grady Sutton ... Archie
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Bank employee Ruth Brock has a reputation around town for being fast-and-easy but none of the panting suitors has made her yet. She disillusions them one after the other, but the last lad is a bad sport and starts a gossip scandal, among the hens and roosters, about her and a millionaire playboy and Ruth loses her job. Figuring that as long as she has the name, she might as well play the game, she looks him up. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Flaming story of a girl who played hard-to-get- who led men on in a game she wouldn't play! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 3 November 1932) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sábado Alegre See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cary Grant was originally considered for the role of Bill Fadden. See more »

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Ruth Brock: You take a lot for granted!
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I'm Burning for You
Music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung by road house torch singer
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Gossip
20 April 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Newcomer Cary Grant was paired with Paramount star Nancy Carroll in Hot Saturday, a film which is most dated, but still packs quite a punch. Nancy Carroll's stardom was beginning to slip while Cary as we know was fast on the rise.

Hot Saturday however is about gossip, something that will eternally be with us. But happy to say some people's attitudes have definitely changed for the better. Nancy Carroll would not be fired today from her job at a bank because of her private life.

Carroll's a popular girl with all the young men of her town, but she's engaged to stalwart Randolph Scott who's a promising young engineer. One of her fellow co-workers at the bank Edward Wood tries to put the moves on her, but she won't give him a tumble. It's he who starts a nasty rumor about Carroll and the town playboy Cary Grant who is guilty of nothing more than offering her a ride home in his car after she ran off from Woods.

Depending on where you are from malicious gossip will probably not have the effect it does on Nancy Carroll. Still it can damage one. Years ago in a former place of work and we're talking now about the 1970s I recall in my office there was a section known as the 'poison pond'. It was where a few women who had nothing else to do but gossip about everything and everyone else around. No escaped their malicious tongues and something like what happens to Nancy Carroll would have been grist for that mill for a month.

Thank God people have a more live and let live attitude, but gossip is still a perennial problem and Hot Saturday deals nicely with it.


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