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Saratoga ★★½ 1937

Gable plays a bookie and Harlow the daughter of an impoverished horse breeder in this romantic comedy centered around the race tracks. This was the final film appearance for Harlow, who died before the film's completion. Mary Dees was chosen as her standin and had to finish many of the scenes. “Saratoga” was released just a month after Harlow's death and became one of the biggest moneymakers of the year. 94m/B VHS . Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Pidgeon, Frank Morgan, Una Merkel, Cliff Edwards, George Zucco, Hattie McDaniel, Jonathan Hale; D: Jack Conway; W: Anita Loos, Robert Hopkins.