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Sporting Blood (1940)

Passed | | Drama | 12 July 1940 (USA)
Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner Davis Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's daughter Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is ... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Lawrence Hazard (screen play), Albert Mannheimer (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Myles Vanders
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Linda Lockwood
Lewis Stone ... Davis Lockwood
William Gargan ... Duffy
Lynne Carver ... Joan Lockwood
Clarence Muse ... Jeff
Lloyd Corrigan ... Otis Winfield
George Reed ... Stonewall (as George H. Reed)
Tom Kennedy ... Grantly
Russell Hicks ... 'Sneak' OBrien
George Lessey ... Banker Cobb
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Storyline

Myles Vanders feuds with hardnosed stable owner Davis Lockwood. Myles takes revenge by romancing and marrying Lockwood's daughter Linda. But as the big race looms nearer, Myles is distracted to discover that he really loves Linda. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Came Home See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bradbury Foote wrote the original script entitled "One Came Home", also used as the working title. Since the onscreen credit states "original screenplay" by Grace Norton, it is not known if any of Foote's material was used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Linda and Vanders go sit down after dancing; there is a wine bottle on the table. But on the next immediate cut after they sit down; the wine bottle is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Davis Lockwood: Vanders.
Myles Vanders: Yeah, surprise aren't you?
Davis Lockwood: Well, what is it?
Myles Vanders: Oh, you wouldn't know anything about the fire at my place, would you? You didn't have anything to do with it? You didn't give that black rascal of yours a hand full of matches and tell him what to do with it; did ya?
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Soundtracks

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
(1878) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Sung a cappella by William Gargan on the way to Virginia
Played also as background music
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A very enjoyable old film, and the topic is perfect now between the Preakness and the Belmont races.
17 May 2004 | by dlsciosciaSee all my reviews

The story has some important lessons in it that are not put forth in today's movies. The movie has a wholesome story line that is so much a part of the past as compared to the 'whatever feels good' examples that are shown to our young people today.

Robert Montgomery is best remembered for his role in the "Father Knows Best" sitcom and this much younger version of him is great fun to watch.

The musical theme is very familiar and if anyone knows the name of it, I would like to hear from them. I recently heard the same theme in another film, also a horse race movie, but do not remember the title. Perhaps the music has something to do with the state of Virginia.


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