Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him. After falling in ... See full summary »
Clark Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. He meets a lonely, but slightly wild, librarian, Carole Lombard, while he is hiding out. The two get married ... See full summary »
Ruby falls in love with small-time con man Eddie. During a botched blackmail scheme, Eddie accidentally kills the man they were setting up. Eddie takes off and Ruby is sent to a reformatory for two years.
Valued thoroughbred mare Southern Queen slips and falls in a mud puddle, breaking her leg. Before she is destroyed, she gives birth to Tommy Boy, who becomes the favorite of his owner, horse breeder Jim Rellence. Ultimately a reluctant Rellence is forced to sell the one-year old to a prominent sportsman, and Tommy enters the world of high stakes racing. He goes through a variety of owners, all of whom have their own selfish agenda for the horse. Ultimately he ends up with Ruby, the mistress of a murdered racketeer, who wants Tommy to fulfill his true potential as a stakes horse and enters him in the Kentucky Derby. Written by
My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night
Written by Stephen Foster
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The movie is okay and provides some entertainment.
Sporting Blood is a movie best enjoyed by baby-boomers and possibly horse lovers with a passion for racing horses. I doubt that children would enjoy it at all. I watched this movie because of Clark Gable and for no other reason. I love Clark Gable and cannot objectively evaluate his acting ability. The movie is okay and provides some entertainment. The camera shots could be better and so could the editing and directing. The movie is slow and a bit flat. It is a good movie for either late night or a rainy afternoon. The movie puts me to sleep. However, it does have a story to tell. Bring your popcorn and coffee and enjoy the entertainment. It isn't that long a movie.
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