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
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In the opening scene, tire tracks from the camera truck are seen on the horse race track. See more »
Will you tell Mr. Bradley I'd like to see him.
I shore will. Yous got a pencil smudge on your chin, honey.
Oh, what of it?
Don't you want to look pretty for Mr. Bradley?
Why should I?
I'd fix up for him anytime. If he was only the right color, I'd marry 'im!
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My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
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final bow for the superb Miss Harlow
'Saratoga' was Jean Harlow's last picture, and indeed suffered from a large amount of patching-up after her death mid-way through shooting (notice the scenes where her character is only present with her back to the camera, or is missing altogether). This serves to distract the viewer from the good points of her last movie (especially the scene where Harlow has to explain away the presence of a large cigar in her room; Gable of course hiding under the bed!). In the scenes which she did manage to shoot she is fabulous, although clearly not looking her best.
Jean Harlow was probably the best sexy blonde comedienne of Hollywood's Golden Age, as testified by her marvellous work in Dinner at Eight, Libeled Lady, Riff Raff, and Bombshell. She lit up any scene she was in, and this movie is no exception. We can at least be grateful it wasn't ditched or recast, and that we have the snippets of her greatness within this fairly good movie.
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