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Saratoga (1937) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Jack Conway and produced by Bernard H. Hyman and John Emerson.

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Classic Films in Focus: SARATOGA (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 4, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although the story itself is a romantic comedy, Saratoga (1937) wears a shroud of sadness peculiar to those films unknowingly made by doomed stars. Jean Harlow, only 26 years old and already a huge Hollywood success, died just before shooting of the picture could be completed, and the studio finishe... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SARATOGA (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 4, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although the story itself is a romantic comedy, Saratoga (1937) wears a shroud of sadness peculiar to those films unknowingly made by doomed stars. Jean Harlow, only 26 years old and already a huge Hollywood success, died just before shooting of the picture could be completed, and the studio finishe... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: SARATOGA (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 4, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Although the story itself is a romantic comedy, Saratoga (1937) wears a shroud of sadness peculiar to those films unknowingly made by doomed stars. Jean Harlow, only 26 years old and already a huge Hollywood success, died just before shooting of the picture could be completed, and the studio finishe... Read full article


Saratoga (1937)

By L? on Dec 4, 2012 From Critica Retro

Saratoga (1937) A raz?o de “Saratoga” ter sido um dos maiores sucessos de bilheteria de 1937 foi a curiosidade m?rbida t?o comum aos seres humanos. Seu astro, Clark Gable, poderia ser um atrativo para as plateias, mas foi a morte da atriz Jean Harlow, com apenas 26 anos, no mei... Read full article


Saratoga (1937)

By L? on Dec 4, 2012 From Critica Retro

Saratoga (1937) A raz?o de “Saratoga” ter sido um dos maiores sucessos de bilheteria de 1937 foi a curiosidade m?rbida t?o comum aos seres humanos. Seu astro, Clark Gable, poderia ser um atrativo para as plateias, mas foi a morte da atriz Jean Harlow, com apenas 26 anos, no mei... Read full article


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


Jesse Kiffmeyer: [to Maizie about her use of his cold cream] From now on, Madam, your face is in your own hands!


Grandpa Clayton: [to Duke] Say, we got more dead horses on this place than live ones!


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Jean Harlow's death two-thirds of the way through production was only the first disaster to hit this film. The second, according to a biography of Lionel Barrymore (part of Hollis Alpert's book 'The Barrymores') came when Lionel tripped over a lighting cable and re-broke his hip just before filming wrapped. Barrymore was confined to a wheelchair for the next decade (in addition to the hip injuries, he suffered from arthritis of the knees) before he lost considerable weight and was able to walk with much difficulty for a few more pictures.
Clark Gable advised MGM executives of the star potential of Edward James Flanagan (better known as Dennis O'Keefe), who had a small part in this movie. O'Keefe was finally given a co-starring role in The Bad Man of Brimstone.
In May of 1937, with the film about 90% completed, Jean Harlow collapsed on the set and died about a week later, reportedly of uremic poisoning. Her remaining scenes were shot with double Mary Dees being filmed only from behind. Paula Winslowe supplied the voice.
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