Saratoga Trunk (1946)

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Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper paired off again after For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) with this overwrought melodrama based on the romance novel by Edna Ferber. Bergman plays Clio Dulaine, a beautiful half-Creole woman whose return to 1875 New Orleans from Paris creates a stir. Born out of wedlock, Clio's mother was a local woman who became pregnant by a wealthy, married landowner. Scandalized, his wife and family set about humiliating Clio's mother and even paid for Clio's voyage to France in an effort to get rid of the girl. Now Clio returns with a dwarf, Cupidon (Jerry Austin), and a maid, Angelique (Florence Robson) in her entourage. At the docks, Clio meets a handsome gambler from Texas, Colonel Clint Maroon (Cooper) and is smitten. To Clio's delight, their blossoming romance inspires calumny, but Maroon soon realizes that Clio is a gold digger. He departs for Saratoga Springs, where he is working on a venture involving the railroad. Clio follows him there, bent on marrying either Clint or his business partner, Bart Van Steed (John Warburton). Saratoga Trunk (1945) was exhibited to servicemen overseas in WWII for two years before it was released to the general public.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Kids & Family , Romance
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Warner Bros.

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Cast

Ingrid Bergman
as Clio Dulaine
Gary Cooper
as Col. Clint Maroon
Flora Robson
as Angelique Buiton
Jerry Austin
as Cupidon
John Warburton
as Bartholomew Van Steed
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Coventry Bellop
Curt Bois
as Augustin Haussy
John Abbott
as Roscoe Bean
Ethel Griffies
as Mme. Clarissa Van Steed
Marla Shelton
as Mrs. Porcelain
Helen Freeman
as Mrs. Nicholas Dulaine
Sophie Huxley
as Charlotte Dulaine
Fred Essler
as M. Begue
Louis Payne
as Raymond Soule
Sarah Edwards
as Miss Diggs
Adrienne D'Ambricourt
as Grandmother Dulaine
Jacqueline de Wit
as Guilia Forosini
Minor Watson
as J.P. Reynolds
Al Bridge
as Engineer of Soule's Gang
Libby Taylor
as Servant
Lillian Yarbo
as Servant
Geneva Williams
as Blackberry Woman
Ruby Dandridge
as Turbaned Vendor
Paul Bryant
as Urchin
Shelby Bacon
as Urchin
Peter Cusanelli
as Coffee Proprietor
George Humbert
as Jambalaya Proprietor
Bertha Woolford
as Flower Woman
Amelia Liggett
as Mme. Begue
André de Beranger
as Leon, the Head Waiter
John Sylvester White
as Young Man Escort
Edmund Breon
as McIntyre
Edward Fielding
as Mr. Bowers
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Pound
Alice Fleming
as Woman on Piazza
Ralph Dunn
as Engineer
Glenn Strange
as Cowboy
Chester Clute
as Hotel Clerk
Theodore von Eltz
as Hotel Manager
Monte Blue
as Fireman on Train
George H. Reed
as Carriage Driver
Bob Reeves
as Bodyguard
Al Ferguson
as Cowhand
Hank Bell
as Cowhand
Dick Elliott
as Politician
Frank S. Hagney
as Leader of Soule's Gang
Alan Bridge
as Engineer of Soule's Gang
Georges Renavent
as Ship's Captain
Robert Barron
as Officer
Louis Mercier
as 1st Mate
Sam Harris
as Gambler
George Andre Beranger
as Leon the Head Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Saratoga Trunk

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 27, 2006
New York Times
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This romnatic melodrama, the second teaming of Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, is not as good as For Whom the Bell Tolls, but it's mildly enjoyable and Oscar nominated Flora Robson steals every scene.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Saratoga Trunk

Bergman is delicious as a willfully naughty woman; Cooper is her near equal. The script creates a perfect balance between youthful melodrama and the yearning for honest love. A solid film, with a powerful 30 ton crash to boot!

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan
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** (out of four) The great combination of Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman can't quite save this period piece drama about a french woman (Bergman) who returns to Louisiana to avenge the death of her mother. She meets a gambler (Cooper) who is seeking revenge against gamblers who done him wrong. The feel of the picture is nice with a French Quarter of New Orleans as its setting, but the story never grabs hold.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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