Saratoga Trunk ★★½ 1945
Lav ish, if slowmoving, version of Edna Fer ber's romance novel reteams Cooper and Bergman (who starred in “For Whom the Bell Tolls”). It's 1875 New Orleans and bitter Clio, the half-Creole illegitimate daughter of a local, is determined to marry rich. But first, she gets involved with Texas gambler Clint Maroon (Cooper). He's in a business deal with wealthy Van Steed (Warburton), about the Saratoga railroad line, and Clio decides to go after him. Of course, she really wants Clint and they go through lots of bother before ending up together. Filmed in 1943 but release was delayed because of WWII. 135m/B VHS . Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, John Warburton, Flora Robson, Florence Bates, Jerry Austin; D: Sam Wood; W: Casey Robinson; C: Ernest Haller; M: Max Steiner.