Paramount Famous Lasky Corp., 1929.
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. Camera: Harry Fischbeck.
With Clara Bow, James Hall,
Charles Sellon, Ethel Wales, Frank Ross, Edna May Oliver, Hyman Myer, Eddie
Dunn, Leone Lane,
Getty Bird, Alice Adair, Irving Bacon, Mary Gordon, Ernie S. Adams.
Mayme and her sister Janie work as salesgirls in
Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with Bill, a clerk, but Janie
tries to steal him away.
As treasurer of the Employees'
Welfare Club pageant, Janie gets into trouble because she uses the club money to
make a bet on the horse races. She tells her sister about her predicament,
and Mayme goes to Janie's bookie and wins the money back in a dice game.
However, Janie has been asked for the club money and she falsely accuses Mayme
of taking it. Mayme returns with the money and learns that Bill has sold
his radio to help pay back the loss. She tells off her ungrateful sister.
Hearing the truth, Bill rejects Janie and plans marriage with Mayme.
What was said about
The Saturday Night Kid:
New York Herald Tribune (Richard Watts, Jr.)
Clara Bow's newest vehicle is a screen adaptation of that amusing play of
several seasons ago,
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em. It is, in the present
version, considerably less than a masterpiece; yet, as a result of some amusing
department store scenes and excellent performances by Miss Bow, Miss
and Miss Edna May Oliver, it becomes an unostentatious, but reasonably pleasant
The Films of Jean Harlow
by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci
Bonanza Books, New York 1965
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