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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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 30, 1946

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Flora Robson Best Supporting Actress 1946 Nominee

Cast

Gary Cooper
as Col. Clint Maroon
Ingrid Bergman
as Clio Dulaine
Flora Robson
as Angelique Buiton
John Warburton
as Bartholomew Van Steed
Florence Bates
as Sophie Bellop
Curt Bois
as Augustin Haussy
John Abbott
as Roscoe Bean
Helen Freeman
as Mrs. Nicholas Dulaine
Fred Essler
as Monsieur Begue
Sarah Edwards
as Miss Diggs
Adrienne D'Ambricourt
as Grandmother Dulane
Jacqueline De Wit
as Guilia Forosini
Franklin Farnum
as Gambler
Frank S. Hagney
as Leader of Soule's Gang
Ralph Dunn
as Engineer
Ruby Dandridge
as Turbaned Vendor
Shelby Bacon
as Urchin
Chester Clute
as Hotel Clerk
John Sylvester
as Young Man Escort
Libby Taylor
as Servant
Lillian Yarbo
as Servant
Louis Mercier
as 1st Mate
Peter Cusanelli
as Coffee Proprietor
Edmund Breon
as McIntyre
Lane Chandler
as Al
Minor Watson
as J.P. Reynolds
Thurston Hall
as Mr. Pound
George H. Reed
as Carriage Driver
Monte Blue
as Fireman on Train
Theodore Von Eltz
as Hotel Manager
George Humbert
as Jambalya Proprietor
Georges Renavent
as Ship's Captain
Gino Corrado
as Diner
Glenn Strange
as Cowboy
Hank Bell
as Cowhand
William B. Davidson
as Mr. Stone
Dick Elliott
as Politician
Sam Harris
Al Bridge
as Engineer of Soule's Gang
Al Ferguson
as Cowhand
Edward Fielding
as Mr. Bowers
Alice Fleming
as Woman on Piazza
Ethel Griffies
as Mme. Clarissa Van Steed

Crew

Sam Wood
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Edna Ferber
Book Author
Edna Ferber
Screenwriter
Casey Robinson
Screenwriter
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Max Steiner
Songwriter
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Dawson
Editor
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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