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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 »


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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


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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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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Did You Know?


Re-titled 'Sterling Metal' in order to avoid confusion with the similarly titled earlier version, Sporting Blood (1931), this film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 28 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 9 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in San Francisco 2 April 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 2 February 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). Its original title has since been restored, and it's presently in the Turner Classic Films library. See more »


Remake of Sporting Blood (1931) See more »


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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