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In this the last film for famed actress Jean Harlow (she died during its production). Harlow appears as a poor girl from a horse-breeding family whose business has been purchased by wealthy bookie Clark Gable. At first they fight like two tomcats--Harlow is engaged to one of Gable's racetrack competitors and she tries to assist her fiancee in his schemes to thwart Gable--but soon it is Gable and Harlow who are in love. Following Harlow's death a stand-in was found and the final scenes were completed. Some feel this is Harlow at her finest.

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Jean Harlow
as Carol Clayton
Clark Gable
as Duke Bradley
Lionel Barrymore
as Grandpa Clayton
Walter Pidgeon
as Hartley Madison
Frank Morgan
as Jesse Kiffmeyer
Una Merkel
as Fritzi O'Malley
Cliff Edwards
as Tip O'Brien
George Zucco
as Dr. Beard
Jonathan Hale
as Frank Clayton
Frankie Darro
as Dixie Gordon
Henry Lewis Stone
as Hard Riding Hurley
Mary Dees
as Carol Clayton (double for Harlow after her
Ruth Gillette
as Mrs. Hurley
Geraldine Dvorak
as Harlow's Double
Edgar Dearing
as Medbury the Trainer
Lionel Pape
as Horse Owner
Pat West
as Horse Owner
John Hyams
as Horse Owner
Sam Flint
as Judge
Irene Franklin
as Passengers on Train
Bill Carey
as Passengers on Train
Ernie Stanton
as Passengers on Train
Franklyn Ardell
as Passengers on Train
John 'Skins' Miller
as Passengers on Train
Hank Mann
as Passengers on Train
Nick Copeland
as Passengers on Train
Bert Roach
as Passengers on Train
Forbes Murray
as Pullman Steward
Si Jenks
as Gardener
George Chandler
as Cameraman
Drew Demarest
as Cameraman
Patsy O'Connor
as Hurley's Kid
Herbert Ashley
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Saratoga

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  • 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.

    Jul 9, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saratoga

  • Jul 21, 2008
    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 n Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2008
    Such a fluffy plot, but a viewer just can't help but enjoy watching Clark Gable steal Jean Harlow from Walter Pidgeon. This is a staple of 1930s popular cinema.
    Valerie G Super Reviewer

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