Wednesday's Child (film)

Wednesday's Child is a 1934 American drama film directed by John S. Robertson and written by Willis Goldbeck, based on the 1934 play Wednesday's Child by Leopold L. Atlas. The film stars Karen Morley, Edward Arnold, Frankie Thomas, Robert Shayne and Frank Conroy. The film was released on October 26, 1934, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3] The play was later adapted to film again as the 1946 RKO film Child of Divorce.

Wednesday's Child
Directed byJohn S. Robertson
Ray Lissner (assistant)
Screenplay byWillis Goldbeck
Based onWednesday's Child
by Leopold L. Atlas
Produced byPandro S. Berman
StarringKaren Morley
Edward Arnold
Frankie Thomas
Robert Shayne
Frank Conroy
CinematographyHarold Wenstrom
Edited byGeorge Hively
Music byMax Steiner
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • October 26, 1934 (1934-10-26)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


Ten-year-old Bobby (Frankie Thomas) and a group of friends see Bobby's mother (Karen Morley) kissing a man who is not her husband. Despite serious concerns about Bobby, a divorce ensues and Bobby, although thoroughly disenchanted with his mother, is sent away with her where month after month despite all her efforts he grows more depressed, dreaming of reunification with his beloved father (Edward Arnold). On returning to his father at vacation, he finds him preoccupied with an impending second marriage. Bobby suffers a serious breakdown but is nevertheless packed off to military school. Later, visiting the school, his parents overhear Bobby and his roommate, also a child of divorce, discussing how they are on their own now. With the mother's blessing, the father decides to cancel his upcoming marriage and take Bobby back home where the two of them can live together happily.



  1. ^ "Wednesday's Child (1934) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - Wednesday s Child - Master Frankie Thomas in a Fine Screen Version of 'Wednesday's Child' -- 'Dealers in Death.' -". Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Wednesday's Child Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Wednesday's Child -". TV Guide. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

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