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Director  Cecil B. DeMille
Story by  Jeanie MacPherson
Duration  
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Producer  Cecil B. DeMille
Country  United States
Saturday Night (1922 film) movie poster
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  January 29, 1922 (1922-01-29)
Writer  Jeanie Macpherson (screenplay), Jeanie Macpherson (story)
Cinematography  Karl Struss, Alvin Wyckoff
Cast  Leatrice Joy (Iris Van Suydam), Conrad Nagel (Richard Prentiss), Jack Mower (Tom McGuire), Julia Faye (Elsie Prentiss), Edythe Chapman (Mrs. Prentiss), Theodore Roberts (Uncle)
Similar movies  Find Your Man, My Dad, Jaws of Steel, The Man from Hell's River, Below the Line, Under the Black Eagle

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Saturday Night is a 1922 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Leatrice Joy, Conrad Nagel, and Edith Roberts. It was Leatrice Joy's first film with DeMille.

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Plot

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Shamrock O'Day, a poor laundress dreams of a marrying a rich man. Her neighbour Tom McGuire, the chauffeur of socialite Iris van Suydam, is secretly in love with his mistress. On the other side of the city, Iris is not happy with her pampered life and she dreams of living in a vine-covered cottage. Her rich young fiancé Richard Prentiss is just as tired of women of her class as she is bored with men of his.

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When Shamrock comes to deliver laundry at Richard's house, she meets him by chance and he falls in love with her. He proposes to drive her home and tells Iris to wait for him. She decides to go for a picnic with her chauffeur Tom and, after letting her car being crushed by a train, falls into Tom's arms. In the evening, Richard provocatively dances at a formal party with Shamrock, which causes his sister Elsie to announce her brother's engagement to Iris. Tom, having read the announcement in the press wants to leave Iris's service but she tells him she wants to marry him. The fact that her rich uncle clear all her allowances and she is left without a penny does not deter her. As soon as he hears the news, Richard decides to marry Shamrock.

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Soon, Shamrock, who feels she is despised by Richard's family and friends is almost as desperate as Iris who must live in a tiny apartment next to a railway and spend her time cooking and cleaning. She decides to hire Tom as her chauffeur despite Richard and Iris's opposition. One evening, they go together to Coney Island. When they come back, they find Richard and Iris waiting for them. Iris tells Richard they are too different to live together. While Richard and Iris try to persuade their spouses that they love them, a fire breaks out. Richard saves Iris's life.

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Seven years later, Shamrock and Tom are happily married and have several children, while Richard and Iris are still pondering whether it is time to mend their broken engagement.

Cast

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  • Leatrice Joy as Iris Van Suydam
  • Conrad Nagel as Richard Prentiss
  • Edith Roberts as Shamrock O'Day
  • Jack Mower as Tom McGuire
  • Julia Faye as Elsie Prentiss
  • Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Prentiss
  • Theodore Roberts as Uncle
  • Sylvia Ashton as Mrs. O'Day
  • John Davidson as The Count Demitry Scardoff
  • James Neill as Tompkins
  • Winter Hall as The Professor
  • Lillian Leighton as Mrs. Ferguson
  • William Boyd (uncredited)
  • Viora Daniel (uncredited)
  • Preservation

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    A print of the film is held in the Indiana University Bloomington film collection, and it has been released on DVD.

    References

    Saturday Night (1922 film) Wikipedia
    Saturday Night (1922 film) IMDb Saturday Night (1922 film) themoviedb.org


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