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Saratoga Trunk (1945)

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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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 <joyceable@aol.com>

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$1,750,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The film was exhibited to the armed forces overseas, but held back in the United States in deference to more timely war-themed and patriotic films. See more »

Goofs

Scenes set in French Quarter section of New Orleans feature winding streets (a standard studio back lot trick that saves building an entire block of buildings). In reality, all streets in real French Quarter are at right angles to each other. See more »

Quotes

Clio Dulaine: If you mean to harm me, she'd be likely to kill you. She'd make a little figure like you out of soap, but she'd stick little pins into it, and you'd sicken and die.
Sophie Bellop: Not I. I've had pins stuck in me all my life and - knives and everything up to pickaxes.
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Featured in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

As Long as I Live
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Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Charles Tobias
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So much Ingrid, so beautiful
6 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'll leave it to one of the ladies to give us judgment on Gary Cooper's charm.

For me, this is Ingrid Bergman at her absolute best. Shot just after Casablanca, the screenplay and Sam Wood's common sense choose to focus on Ingrid in every scene but the brief, although well done, train wreck and brawl.

She is radiant, sly, coquettish, warm, reactive, piercing, soft, hard. Most of all, she is desirable. A woman for all time, for all women.

And she is strong. Melting for a brief second, gathering her resolve and forging ahead with her plans and schemes.

The Edna Ferber novel has enough truth to provide a reasonable story line for Ingrid to carry along single handedly. Cooper and Jerry Austin as Cupidon are excellent. Florence Bates gets too little time, too late as a matron with claws.

And French, yes, bless them, they allowed Ingrid to speak French, which she did so beautifully.

The current 6.2 Yahoo rating is laughable. "Saratoga Trunk" may not be a "Casablanca" or "Notorious" but it is far better than this lowly rating. See for yourself.


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