~Saturday Night~
1922
~Plot Synopsis~
Even with its share of sumptuous sets and domestic mixups, this comedy-drama was not typical for
director Cecil B. DeMille. Plus, the class-conscious attitude reflected the attitudes of the pre-World
War I era -- mores started changing during the 1920s. A young society couple, Iris Van Suydam
(Leatrice Joy) and Dick Prentiss (Conrad Nagel), are engaged to be married. But when the Van
Suydam chauffeur, Tom McGuire (Jack Mower), saves Iris when her car is stuck on a railroad track,
she impulsively marries him. Likewise, Prentiss falls for Shamrock O'Day (Edith Roberts), the daugh
ter of his family's laundress (Sylvia Ashton). The two couples, however, are woefully mismatched --
Prentiss can't cope with Shamrock's love for Coney Island and McGuire's Saturday night bathing
ritual (the only night he scrubs down) gives Iris pause. A tenement fire breaks out in which Prentiss
saves Iris and McGuire saves Shamrock and everyone realizes they are happier with those of their
own class. The result is two divorces and two weddings.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Written by: Jeanie Macpherson (screenplay & story)
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~Cast~

Leatrice Joy ... Iris Van Suydam
Conrad Nagel ... Richard Prentiss
Edith Roberts ... Shamrock O'Day
Jack Mower ... Tom McGuire
Julia Faye ... Elsie Prentiss
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Prentiss
Theodore Roberts ... Uncle Van
Sylvia Ashton ... Mrs. O'Day
John Davidson ... The Count Demitry Scardoff
James Neill ... Tompkins - the Butler
Winter Hall ... The Professor
Lillian Leighton ... Mrs. Ferguson
William Boyd ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Westcott Clarke ... Bill - the Plumber (uncredited)
Viora Daniel ... Bill's Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited)
Lucien Littlefield ... Uncle Van's Secretary (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Party Guest (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille
Cinematography by: Karl Struss  & Alvin Wyckoff
Film Editing by: Anne Bauchens
Art Direction: Mitchell Leisen
Costume Design by: Clare West
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Released: January 29, 1922
Filmed in Arroyo Seco, Pasadena, California, USA