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Saratoga (1937)

Passed | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 23 July 1937 (USA)
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

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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Саратога  »

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Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 opening credits, last name of Hattie McDaniel is listed as "McDaniels." See more »

Quotes

Duke Bradley: Honey, I love ya!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) 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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Jean Harlow at her finest!
23 May 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California, USA) – See all my reviews

When you watch this film, you are overwhelmed with sadness realizing that Jean Harlow died during production. Adding to that, Jean was never better than she is in this film. First of all, MGM finally found her 'look.' Her make-up is toned down and her platinum blonde hair is now a darker shade. She never looked lovelier. But what really is remarkable is her acting skills. She developed such a natural style and her comic ability was absolutely flawless.

From what I've read, Miss Harlow was liked by all in the industry, and loved by those who were close to her. Dying a such a young age (26), one can only imagine how many more years her career would have flourished.

Almost 65 years have passed since her death and she's still one of Hollywood's greatest stars.


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