The Sporting Venus (1925)

Romance | 13 April 1925

Director:

Marshall Neilan

Writer:

Cinematographer:

David Kesson

Editor:

Blanche Sewell

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
30 May 1925
p. 48.
Film Daily
17 May 1925.
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New York Times
11 May 1925
p. 14.
Variety
13 May 1925
p. 37.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Sporting Venus" by Gerald Beaumont in Red Book (Jun 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 April 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 May 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21515
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,938
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lady Gwen, the last of the sporting Grayles, falls in love with Donald MacAllan, a bright young medical student far below her station. Gwen's father, who opposes the match, introduces her to Prince Carlos, who wishes to marry her in order to pay off his creditors. Donald enlists during the World War, and Carlos continues his courtship. When Donald returns from the fighting, Carlos tells him that he is engaged to Gwen, and Donald therefore makes no attempt to see her. Gwen mistakes Donald's seeming indifference for contempt and seeks to forget him by living riotously in several European capitals. Having exhausted her fortune and ruined her health, Gwen returns to Scotland and goes to live in the same cottage where Donald used to study. She becomes ill and in delirium calls for Donald. Her old nurse goes to fetch him at the Grayle estate, which, having become wealthy, he has just bought. Donald rescues Gwen (who has wandered out in a storm) and nurses her back to ... +


Lady Gwen, the last of the sporting Grayles, falls in love with Donald MacAllan, a bright young medical student far below her station. Gwen's father, who opposes the match, introduces her to Prince Carlos, who wishes to marry her in order to pay off his creditors. Donald enlists during the World War, and Carlos continues his courtship. When Donald returns from the fighting, Carlos tells him that he is engaged to Gwen, and Donald therefore makes no attempt to see her. Gwen mistakes Donald's seeming indifference for contempt and seeks to forget him by living riotously in several European capitals. Having exhausted her fortune and ruined her health, Gwen returns to Scotland and goes to live in the same cottage where Donald used to study. She becomes ill and in delirium calls for Donald. Her old nurse goes to fetch him at the Grayle estate, which, having become wealthy, he has just bought. Donald rescues Gwen (who has wandered out in a storm) and nurses her back to health. +

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