Cinema: The New Picture: Apr. 29, 1940

Saturday's Children (Warner). In the bouncing days of bedroom farce, Maxwell Anderson's comedy, Saturday's Children, pried the lid off social consciousness with an entering wedge of humor. Thirteen years later, having found that social consciousness pays, Hollywood was sure to set Saturday's Children working for its living in the movies.

In general Saturday's Children is about a family of drab but amiable nitwits, the Halevys, who exist in a railroad flat on the wrong side of Manhattan's subway tracks. In particular it is about the underprivileged romance of pretty Bobby Halevy (Anne Shirley) and Rims Rosson (John Garfield), a shy, lovable, half-educated,...

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