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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.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Anita Loos (original story and screen play), Robert E. Hopkins (original story and screen play) (as Robert Hopkins)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Duke Bradley
Jean Harlow ... Carol Clayton
Lionel Barrymore ... Grandpa Clayton
Frank Morgan ... Jesse Kiffmeyer
Walter Pidgeon ... Hartley Madison
Una Merkel ... Fritzi
Cliff Edwards ... Tip
George Zucco ... Dr. Harmsworth Bierd
Jonathan Hale ... Frank Clayton
Hattie McDaniel ... Rosetta (as Hattie McDaniels)
Frankie Darro ... Dixie Gordon
Henry Stone Henry Stone ... Hand-Riding Hurley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat West 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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A Tribute and a Triumph that the world demanded to see . . . ! ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Саратога See more »

Filming Locations:

Lexington, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,144,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the trailer, Lewis Stone addresses the audience directly to the camera, See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jesse Kiffmeyer: Are you the caretaker here?
Grandpa Clayton: [Taking offense] Caretaker, you infernal jackass! My grandfather built this dump!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) 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 Patrick-96See 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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