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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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Duke Bradley
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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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A Tribute and a Triumph that the world demanded to see . . . ! ! See more »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Although screenwriter Robert Hopkins originally intended the script to be a vehicle for Jean Harlow, the studio at first attempted to borrow Carole Lombard from Paramount Pictures, but could not do so because of contractual difficulties. After this, it was reported that Joan Crawford would play Harlow's role, but by 1937, Harlow was reported as the star. 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 Alice Goodbody (1974) 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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You'll want to see it IF you're a Harlow fan.....
23 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, the film is not great. The scenes when Jean doesn't appear or her double appears make the film lackluster and dull in those spots. However, the film gives glimpses of the "Forties" flavor and what great things Miss Harlow could have done had she only lived. Hattie McDaniel's singing in the club car is great (as far as the racist times would allow for that talented woman) and the scene where Miss Harlow smokes Gable's cigar while he hides under the sofa as Pigeon (as her fiancé) unexpectedly arrives at her room to speak to her is a fine bit and a few other moments in the film where Miss Harlow appear simply make the viewer all too aware of the great loss of the great comedic talent and the delicate beauty of the remarkable Jean Harlow. It would have been better to have her last film an excellent comedy (in the vein of "Topper" for which she was slated), but this film without her in it would have been totally forgettable- so it stands as a fair tribute to a great star.


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