Only his third film and Cary Grant gets star billing in HOT SATURDAY, playing a rich playboy who has a holiday home near a small town who look down on him because he doesnt share their narrow minded ideas of morality .
NANCY CARROLL may have second billing but it is her film. She plays a bank clerk whom Cary falls for. An actress I don’t know, but she impressed – though she looked so much like Claudette Colbert.
RANDOLPH SCOTT doesn’t appear till half way through , playing a geologist who hasn’t been in town for several years, but he remembers Nancy and wants to marry her.
There’s nothing very hot about Hot Saturday. As in his previous two films, Cary looks great but has little to do.
The thin plot has the town gossips thinking Nancy has spent the night with Cary – even her mother (Jane Darwell) thinks the worst.
The ending is completely contrived – Cary has made it clear he doesnt believe in marriage, but in the end tells Nancy he knows a preacher who’ll marry them. This is pre-code?
I enjoyed the number, “I’m burning for you”, performed at the Saturday night dance. I’m burning to know who the singer is. Anyone know?