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Saratoga

Saratoga(1937)

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  • 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.
  • MGM executives planned to shelve the movie or re-shoot Harlow's scenes, perhaps with Virginia Bruce or Jean Arthur. But the reception of the audience at a preview in late June and a barrage of fan mail urging release Harlow's last film changed their minds.
  • Clark Gable advised MGM executives of the star potential of Edward James Flanagan (Dennis O'Keefe), who had a small part in this movie. O'Keefe was finally given a co-starring role in Bad Men of Brimstone, The (1937).

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