Sporting Blood (1940)

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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 »



  • Lewis Stone in Sporting Blood (1940)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan and Robert Young in Sporting Blood (1940)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan and Robert Young in Sporting Blood (1940)
  • Robert Young, Lynne Carver, and William Gargan in Sporting Blood (1940)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young, and Lynne Carver in Sporting Blood (1940)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young, and William Gargan in Sporting Blood (1940)

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14 October 2016 | MartinHafer
| Old feuds die hard....
Horseman Myles Vanders (Robert Young) is at the end of the line--he's broke and his best horse has an injury. With no other apparent options, he returns to his ancestral home in Virginia...a place he's dreaded ever visiting again. This is because long ago, his father ran off with Mrs. Lockwood...and the Lockwoods have done their best to make him feel unwelcome since this family practically owns the county. Interestingly, while Mr. Lockwood (Lewis Stone) is NOT pleased to see Myles, folks seem to think they would be helping Lockwood by doing Myles dirty...which happens several times throughout the film. But Myles has a date Lockwood's daughter and use her against him. But the plan fizzles...when she runs off and marries another man. However, oddly, her sister (Maureen O'Sullivan) marries Myles...but their marriage is a complicated one to say the least. What's to come of all this? See the film...or not

This film is in many ways like a soap opera and a horse racing film in one. However, it also is a movie that seems to go on too long and isn't quite sure of its plot. Many important story lines just seem to fade and the overall film is too long and disjoint to be anything more than a time passer.

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