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Saratoga Trunk (1945) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressFlora RobsonNominated
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Saratoga Trunk (1945).

By Dawn Sample on Aug 30, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Saratoga Trunk (1945). Written by Edna Ferber and Casey Robinson, based on Ferber's best-selling novel of the same name. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Florence Bates, and Flora Robson, who was nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. The illegitimate daughter Clio Dulaine,... Read full article


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McIntyre: Ah, but Colonel Maroon, this isn't the Wild West.
Colonel Clint Maroon: Worse! It's the Wild East!


Sophie Bellop: Here's your ring. Hang onto your jewelry. I always say it's a woman's best friend.


Clio Dulaine: Won't you come in?
Colonel Clint Maroon: [Thinking he's been propositioned] Hey, uh, what kind of game is this anyway?
[She seems bewildered]
Colonel Clint Maroon: Now, look, Honey. I was born in Texas, but it wasn't yesterday.


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Jack L. Warner purchased the rights to the novel with the hopes to star Bette Davis and Errol Flynn. But scheduling conflicts with both performers caused them to turn down the project.
It was shot in late February 1943 to late June 1943 but because of the overload of war related films they held the release to 1945.
For the climactic train wreck scene, director Sam Wood used two complete trains, including 2 locomotives and 12 cars. Six cameras were used to film the scene where the trains meet in a head-on collision.
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