Saratoga Trunk
First screened in February 2010 / Most recently screened in February 2016
Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Flora Robson, John Warburton, Jerry Austin, Florence Bates, John Abbott, Louis Payne, Curt Bois, Ethel Griffies, Helen Freeman, Sophie Huxley. Screenplay: Casey Robinson (based on the novel by Edna Ferber).

Twitter Capsule: The worst movie I've ever found through Oscarphilia? Bergman's shrill; Cooper stoned; Robson, Austin grossly used.

VOR:   A misfire at all levels. Even if you survive the hideous effigies of "black" characters and trivializing of others, the logy plot and stolid direction vaporize it.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D–

Academy Award Nominations (1946):
Best Supporting Actress: Flora Robson

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