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Saratoga (1937)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Comedy, Romance  |  23 July 1937 (USA)
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After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Carol Clayton
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Grandpa Clayton
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Jesse Kiffmeyer
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Hartley Madison
Una Merkel ...
Fritzi
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Tip
George Zucco ...
Dr. Harmsworth Bierd
Jonathan Hale ...
Frank Clayton
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Rosetta (as Hattie McDaniels)
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Dixie Gordon
Henry Stone ...
Hand-Riding Hurley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat West ...
Horse Owner (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Carol Clayton is the daughter of a horse breeder at Saratoga. Though engaged to wealthy Hartley Madison, and disgusted by bookie Duke Bradley, her father owes Bradley a lot of money and Bradley takes a shine to her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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TO THE PUBLIC: We announce the presentation of Jean Harlow's last picture...a production the whole world has been waiting for. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,144,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM executives planned to shelve the movie or re-shoot Harlow's scenes, possibly with Virginia Bruce or Jean Arthur, but the reaction of the audience at a preview in late June and a barrage of fan mail urging release of Harlow's last film changed their minds. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, tire tracks from the camera truck are seen on the horse race track. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa Clayton: [to Duke] Say, we got more dead horses on this place than live ones!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Saratoga
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung during credits by Grace Saxon and Four Esquires
Reprised by them at a party
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User Reviews

 
Saratoga....excellent film!
16 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a real treat for classic movie lovers! The star-studded cast includes Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel and Lionel Barrymore. It is especially interesting for all Gone With The Wind lovers to see Hattie McDaniel (Mammy) and Clark Gable (Rhett) work together two years prior to GWTW. Jean Harlow is absolutely beautiful and really shows her acting talent in this movie. It is bittersweet to watch though, considering this was Harlow's last film. The actress worked as long as she could until the physical pain of her illness became too much and she passed away at a very young age before filming completed. The stand-in scenes are very obvious, but fortunately doesn't take away from the magic that Ms. Harlow contributed and therefore set a tone for the movie.I love this movie, and highly recommend to anyone who wants a good storyline w/ wonderful star quality!!!


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