The Sporting Lover


1926

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 17, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Faultless Pictures
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Good Luck by Seymour Hicks, Ian Hay (London production: 1923).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,642ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

During the war, Capt. Terance Connaughton loses his prize horses in a card game with Algernon Cavens and Sir Phillip Barton. Shortly afterward, he is wounded and sent to a field hospital where he meets Gwendolyn, Cavens' sister, who nurses him, and they fall in love. During an air raid Gwen and Terance are buried beneath a pile of debris and when found are evacuated to different hospitals. With the Armistice, Terance returns home broken in spirit and poverty-stricken; and learning that Gwen is about to marry Barton, he declines to see her. Gwen tries to postpone the wedding and finally agrees with Barton that if "Good Luck" wins in a race, she may decide the wedding arrangement, and if "Bad Luck" wins, Barton reserves the right to do so. When "Bad Luck" wins, Paddy and Aloysius, Terance's servants, reveal that the horses have been switched by Barton; Lady Gwen denounces him and resumes her abandoned romance with Terance.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 17, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Faultless Pictures
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Good Luck by Seymour Hicks, Ian Hay (London production: 1923).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,642ft (7 reels)

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