Tuesday, April 13, 2010

365 Movies: Saturday's Children Review

Saturday's Children stars Anne Shirley, John Garfield, Claude Rains, and Lee Patrick in this 1940 Vincent Sherman film. The film is about 22 year old Bobby(Shirley) who meets and falls in love with fellow employee, Rims Rosson(Garfield). Things start off great but when the two get married, they find out just how difficult it is, to stay happy, with so little in their pockets. Anne and John sparkled as the newbie couple and it honestly seemed, like they genuinely liked working with one another. I loved Claude Rains' performance as the overly protective father to Bobby. He was so sweet and kind. The role of Rims was very different for me to see for John Garfield to play. Though, this character had a small streak of rebelliousness in him, he wasn't at all, like John's usual characters. I was pleasantly surprised by that. The beginning and middle of the film is nice but at the end, it just falters. It's one of those movies, where about 50% of it is good and the rest is ehh.

- Sorry, I didn't post this last night but I completely lost my internet connection. I tried several times to get it back but failed each and every time.

Review for Tomorrow: Desirable

1 comment:

Artman2112 said...

apparrently, that was a film Garfield really had to bug his bosses to let him do. they didnt want him playing against type and when the film did poorly at the box office they were more conviced than ever to keep him playing the same old tough-guy rebel types. i agree it's an interesting film, though not entirely successful. definitely worth a view though. i have a vintage one-sheet poster for the film that has the same exact image as that window card you posted :)