Thursday, October 28, 2021

On This Day... Hot Saturday (1932)

Cary Grant's 6th full length feature film, Hot Saturday, was released today, back in 1932. 


Virtuous small-town bank clerk, Ruth Brock (Nancy Carroll), becomes the victim of a vicious rumour from a bitter, unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious millionaire playboy, losing her her job and her reputation.


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...Annie Brock
Oscar Apfel...Mr. Randolph
Jessie Arnold...Aunt Minnie
Grady Sutton...Archie

Did You Know?

Cary Grant was originally considered for the role of Bill Fadden.  Gary Cooper and Fredric March turned down the role of Romer Sheffield.  This became Cary Grant's first role as a leading man.  


Ruth Brock: Immoral women shouldn't work in banks, you know. They might corrupt the young dollar bills.

Ruth Brock: [to Romer Sheffield] You're considered much too dangerous for local consumption.

Romer Sheffield: Would it interest you to know that I've wanted you ever since I first saw you in the bank?
Ruth Brock: You're supposed to see things you want in banks.
Romer Sheffield: Yes, but the moment you go to get them, burglar alarms start ringing all over town.

Lobby Cards:

Directed by William A. Seiter.
Produced and distributed by Paramount Publix.
Running time: 73 minutes.

Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36.

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