Uptown Saturday Night

Synopsis: Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets. Steve's wallet turns out to have contained a winning lottery ticket, and together they must recover their stolen property.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Sidney Poitier
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Count me out, young blood.

That's too fancy for me.

Some fine mamas coming in there.


To your vacation.

Freddy, come here.

You ever been to Zenobia's?

Will you tell this man

about Zenobia's, please?

What's there to tell?

Once you go in,

you don't never want to come out.

It's the hippest place in the world.

You ought to check it out, Steve.

Let's go tonight. Shall we check it out?

I'll see how I feel

after Sarah goes to sleep.

-After Sarah goes to sleep?


You mean you got to sneak out?

This guy....

You mean to tell me

you're so henpecked...

that you got to sneak out the house?

You better tighten up

on your married life, Jack.

You tell her you're going out, and that's it!

-You gonna leave Irma and go out, right?

-That's right.

I'm boss in my house.

I'm the king. B-O-S-S.

Sneaking out.

Man, I snap my fingers

and Irma jumps up...

and don't come down till I tell her to.

-That's right.

-All right.

-You name the time.

-All right.

-You meet me at 1 :00.

-1 :

After Irma goes to sleep.

You got to be a member

to get in here, don't you?

Yeah, don't worry about that.

Just look important.

Act like we're into something.

Your names, please?

Will you wait here a moment?

What's on that paper?

Our letter of introduction.

From who?

I wrote it myseIf on some stationery

from the law office where Irma works.

What it say?

Says, "To whom it may concern...

"the bearers of this letter are two very

important men in the diamond business.

"Any courtesies you can extend to them

would be greatly appreciated."

Signed Jerome Mordechai Wilkenson.

-Who's Jerome Mordechai Wilkenson?

-I have no idea...

but I sure hope

he don't show up here tonight.


Hello, Susie. How are you?

I heard about you, Daniel! Yes, I did.

-Gentlemen, how do you do?

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Richard Wesley

Richard Wesley (born July 11, 1945) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is an associate professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing. Wesley was born in Newark, New Jersey, to George and Gertrude Wesley, and grew up in the Ironbound section. After finishing high school, he studied playwriting and dramatic literature at Howard University and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1967.He is married to author Valerie Wilson Wesley. As of 2000, he was a resident of Montclair, New Jersey. more…

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