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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Oh yea, this is a very feel good film. Ingrid Bergman is magical in it. One finds oneself in sheer delight while watching, she is even good when getting hysterical. You couldn't find anything like this made today. Gary Cooper is, well, Gary Cooper. They do make a great pair.
Nice evolving story line. Fun because of the old mores it represents and how the characters try to get around them.
You wont be sorry.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Amazon Customer
I love New Orleans and most movies about the place. In this good story by esteemed novelist Edna Ferber, Ingrid Bergman plays Clio Dulaine, the daughter of a New Orleans placee whose benefactor married another. We learn immediately that the broken-hearted mother shot the father. Bergman is wonderful as the daughter who returns from Paris and intends to make good and show up the family that spurned her mother. A little bit mellodramatic at the beginning when she loses it upon first returning to the old house in the French Quarter, the movie has wonderful atmospheric black and white photography and surprising plot twists among the characters she runs into, including a woman who perceives Clio's plans. Interesting side trip into the history of the railroad--the Saratoga Trunk. The costumes and interiors are beautiful, and the painted backdrops of New Orleans are effective. Flora Robson plays her loyal, sassy personal maid in a dreadful make-up job. Jerry Austin, a comedic dwarf, is her other servant. And the young Gary Cooper in an enormous Western hat is great, as always, especially when he first gazes at Bergman. They soon realize they both want the same things in life. Will they end up together? Fun!
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Saratoga Trunk, a film representing a classic read
By Diane G MacBain
Not many younger people are familiar with this story, but it is one of those films that sticks with you no matter how dated it may be. For a younger audience, this film might help inform why so many women today still think that Gary Cooper was one of the "dreamy-est" leading man of his day. For others, seeing how "Old Society, oil barons and Newport RI mansion's folk lived, might be a treat. I highly recommend this film, especially for those who have real interest in the good old USA and its' social ranking.