Saratoga Trunk

Synopsis: On the death of her mother, the vivacious Clio Dulaine returns from Paris to her childhood home in New Orleans to seek revenge for the humiliation her mother suffered there from her father's wife's family. She also plans to marry a rich man to attain the status and respectability her mother never had, but falls for Texas gambler Clint Maroon instead. When he leaves New Orleans for the horse racing season at Saratoga Springs, she follows him there to seek her fortune - or someone else's.
Director(s): Sam Wood
Production: Warner Bros.
135 min

my very rich husband.

And where's he?

I'll meet him.

And everything

they did to my mama

i'll do back to them-

every little thing.

I'll do it twice.

Do all that

for your mama?

That's good.

Well, partly

i'll do it for mama.


i'll do it for me.

Chimney sweep

ladies, i know why

the old chimney won't draw.

Don't want to bake

and you can't make

no cake

and i know why

your chimney won't draw

chimney sweep

chimney sweep.

Chimney sweep

chimney sweep

chimney sweep!

Hey, shorty,

do you come from france, like they say?

I come from

new orleans.

Not like you, congo.

Is you going

to stay here?

What you think,

we're carpetbaggers

like you?

Now i know

what mama meant.

You remember,

she used to say

there was an old

louisiana proverb-

"give a creole

a crystal chandelier

"and two mirrors

to reflect it,

and he is satisfied."

I got the chandelier,

and i've got two mirrors,

but i'm not satisfied.

Who's creole


I am.

I am creole.

Take shame

on yourself,

denying your

own mama.

Don't you dare.

That's a lie.

Angelique buiton,

you listen to me,

and you, too, cupidon.

Do you want to stay with me?

Where else?

Well, then remember, no matter

what i say i am, that i am.

I don't want

to hear any more

of this telling me who

i am and what i am to do.

Do as i say,

and we'll be rich.

Which do you choose?

Stay or go?


Playacting, just like

her great-grandma.

Where are we going

all dressed up?

First we'll go to

the french market.

We'll buy everything,

everything delicious.


And soft-shell crab?

Then the saint louis


then madame begue's

for breakfast.

Those dulaines eat there.

I know. Mama said

they sometimes did

on sunday mornings.

Always. I found out.

They go to church, too.

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Casey Robinson

Kenneth Casey Robinson (October 17, 1903 – December 6, 1979) was an American producer and director of mostly B movies and a screenwriter responsible for some of Bette Davis' most revered films. Film critic Richard Corliss once described him as "the master of the art – or craft – of adaptation." more…

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