Sporting Life (1925)

Melodrama | 29 November 1925

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Production Designer:

Leo Kuter

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

An earlier adaptation of the play was produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur in 1918. Also entitled Sporting Life , that film starred Ralph Graves and Warner Richmond (see ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of the play was produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur in 1918. Also entitled Sporting Life , that film starred Ralph Graves and Warner Richmond (see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
16 May 1925
p. 76.
Film Daily
27 Sep 1925.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Sporting Life by Cecil Raleigh and Seymour Hicks (London, 18 Oct 1897).
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 November 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,709
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lord Woodstock loses money in a musical revue that starred dancer Olive Carteret. He will be ruined unless his horse, Lady Luck, runs in the Derby, and he cannot afford to run the horse unless his protégé, Joe Lee, wins a forthcoming fight. He incurs Olive's enmity by falling in love with Norah Cavanaugh, daughter of his horsetrainer. Olive conspires with Phillips, a gambler, to drug Lee, but Woodstock takes his place in the ring and wins the fight. Lee overhears Olive and Phillips plot to kidnap Norah and thus force Woodstock to withdraw Lady Luck from the Derby. He kills Olive but is too late to prevent Phillips from abducting Norah. Lee and Woodstock are imprisoned when they attempt to rescue Norah. Lee is killed, but Woodstock escapes, Lady Luck wins the race, Phillips is arrested for murder, and Norah and Woodstock are free to ... +


Lord Woodstock loses money in a musical revue that starred dancer Olive Carteret. He will be ruined unless his horse, Lady Luck, runs in the Derby, and he cannot afford to run the horse unless his protégé, Joe Lee, wins a forthcoming fight. He incurs Olive's enmity by falling in love with Norah Cavanaugh, daughter of his horsetrainer. Olive conspires with Phillips, a gambler, to drug Lee, but Woodstock takes his place in the ring and wins the fight. Lee overhears Olive and Phillips plot to kidnap Norah and thus force Woodstock to withdraw Lady Luck from the Derby. He kills Olive but is too late to prevent Phillips from abducting Norah. Lee and Woodstock are imprisoned when they attempt to rescue Norah. Lee is killed, but Woodstock escapes, Lady Luck wins the race, Phillips is arrested for murder, and Norah and Woodstock are free to marry. +

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