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Sporting Life(1918)

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First distributed by Hiller & Wilk in September 1918, the film opened in New York on September 15, 1918 and was re-released as a Paramount-Artcraft Special in December 1918. This was Maurice Tourneur's first independent production. Harry Harris was a former world's bantamweight champion, and Eddie Kelly, who played Woodstock in the fight scenes, was a noted boxer from Buffalo, NY. Wid's notes that the character of Straker was Woodstock's opponent in the ring. The film was remade by Universal in 1925, with Bert Lytell starring and Tourneur directing again (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.5342).