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
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Fritzi
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Tip
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Dr. Harmsworth Bierd
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Frank Clayton
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Rosetta (as Hattie McDaniels)
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Dixie Gordon
Henry Stone ...
Hand-Riding Hurley
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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 »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Саратога  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally purchased by RKO-Pathe in 1929 as a vehicle for Constance Bennett. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Fritzi 'Muggins' Kiffmeyer: Oh, there he is, the sweetheart!
Duke Bradley: Who, your husband?
Fritzi 'Muggins' Kiffmeyer: No, that colt!
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Horse with the Dreamy Eyes
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Played on a ukelele an sung by Cliff Edwards on the train
Sung by Una Merkel, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, Gus Reed and others on the train
Reprised a cappella by Clark Gable
Reprised on the train at the end
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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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