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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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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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23 July 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although screenwriter Robert Hopkins originally intended the script to be a vehicle for 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 opening credits, last name of Hattie McDaniel is listed as "McDaniels." See more »

Quotes

Duke Bradley: [Talking about Jesse] Fritzi, you give him a kiss or I will!
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Connections

Referenced in Alice Goodbody (1974) 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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A horse racing movie from racing's golden age
28 January 2012 | by (Midway, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Corny? Sure. Dated? A big part of this movie's charm. Of course, the fact that this was Harlow's last movie makes it worth watching for this reason alone but the fascinating repartee between Gable and her throughout the film is hugely entertaining. For racing fans, the scenes of old Hialeah and Saratoga race tracks shows the days when having a bet on a horse race was the only legal way to gamble. In those days, next to baseball, horse racing was the most popular sport in America and the scenes of huge crowds are a testimonial to that fact. In fact, this movie is a chronicle of American sporting history and unlike the recent horse racing films, "Seabiscuit" and "Secretariat", it is able to show the real glory of horse racing and the elite who were able to own and breed these most noble of animals.


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