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Saratoga Trunk (1945)

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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.



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Bartholomew Van Steed
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Sophie Bellop
Curt Bois ...
Augustin Haussy
Roscoe Bean
Clarissa Van Steed
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Fred Essler ...
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On the death of her mother, the vivacious Clio Dulaine returns from Paris to her childhood home in New Orleans to seek revenge for the humiliation her mother suffered there from her father's wife's family. She also plans to marry a rich man to attain the status and respectability her mother never had, but falls for Texas gambler Clint Maroon instead. When he leaves New Orleans for the horse racing season at Saratoga Springs, she follows him there to seek her fortune - or someone else's. Written by Joyce Bradsher <>

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Release Date:

30 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Saratoga  »

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$1,750,000 (estimated)

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The word "Trunk" refers to a railroad's main line - a 'trunk' line - in this case, between Albany and Binghamton, New York on the Delaware and Hudson. See more »


In the scene in Ingrid Bergman's bedroom the position of the cigar in Gary Cooper's hand changes. See more »


McIntyre: Ah, but Colonel Maroon, this isn't the Wild West.
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Dansez Codaine
Traditional Creole folk tune
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Ingrid, Gary and Mac Steiners Score
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Ingrid Bergman (Cleo Dulaine) has never been so beautiful. Gary Cooper as "Cleent" so perfectly cast as a laconic Texan who knows this gal is up to no good. When the two lock eyes at the French Market, we know this match will be full of sparks. When they stroll in her garden in her restored French Quarter house and the love theme plays it is a dream for all us romantics.

The costumes are lovely; the set decoration makes you wish the "Quarter" was just that way. And that Saratoga still had that hotel with the wide veranda with all the old biddies gossiping.

From Edna Ferbers novel, the story is of revenge for old wrongs and the fights over who would run the railroads in the early days of that industry.

In the Saratoga scenes, Florence Bates as a grand dame steals every scene.

But it is the scene of Cleo taking on the little lawyer her New Orleans relatives have sent to buy her off that is a Magic Movie Moment. After Cleo has bested him in the negotiations, he looks at her with longing and says "may I say - you are very-beautiful". And Cleo with a happy, wicked smile says "yes, isn't it lucky." You want to shout "YES"!!!

One of my all time favorite romantic films.

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