Saratoga (1937)






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In this film, Jean Harlow plays a poor girl from a horse-breeding family whose business has been purchased by wealthy bookie Clark Gable. At first they fight like tomcats -- Harlow is engaged to one of Gable's racetrack competitors -- but soon Gable and Harlow are in love.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 1992

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Critic Reviews for Saratoga

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 16, 2008
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This typical Gable vehicle, a horse racing feature that blends comedy, adventure, and melodrama, marks the very last (and one of the best) appearance of Jean Harlow who died of poisoning before the shoot was over.

Full Review… | July 9, 2009

Audience Reviews for Saratoga


Really a nothing film, no more special then any of the hundreds churned out by Metro, albeit with a top flight cast, one far better then the material deserved. Of interest mostly since Jean died during filming and you sort of can't help watching and picking out the scenes where they used a double, most are easy to see, a rather ghoulish viewing experience.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Very sadly, Jean Harlow's last film. She died while in production. It's not among her best films, but it is still very entertaining. Her and Clark Gable always had amazing chemistry, so they are a pleasure to watch. Snappy dialogue and a fine supporting cast.

James Higgins

Saratoga (1937)

This is NOT one of the better Gable and Harlow pictures because this was the movie that Jean Harlow died in. The last third of the film Jean Harlow's screen double's back is to us or hidden behind a floppy hat or a racing form. Most studios would have simply re-shot the movie, or trashed it, but the Jean Harlow fans demanded to see this movie and it was more of a success than if Harlow had lived to complete the movie.

Saratoga is basically, a horse race movie. Sly rogue, Duke Bradley (Gable) is a bookie who buys a horse for Grandpa Clayton (Lionel Barrymore), to the discussed of his Granddaughter, Carol Clayton (Harlow). Carol's fiancÚ, Harley Madison (Walter Pidgeon) is a thankless roll. You know that Gable is going to get the girl.

Frank Morgan, Hattie McDaniel and Una Merkel also star.

Rick Rudge

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