Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The stunning Maria Felix is the star of La Noche del Sabado. This oft-filmed Jacinto Benavente theatrical piece casts Felix as Imperia, who loves neither wisely nor well during a fateful weekend. This being a 1951 film, the Benavente original was subject to more censorial deletions than usual. As a result, the story is hard to follow, and the central character of Imperia often seems more impulsive than sensual. Director Rafael Gil tries to smooth over the deletions with several well-chosen visuals, but it's an uphill struggle all the way through. La Noche del Sabado was given a limited American release under the title Saturday Night.