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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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Old feuds die hard....
14 October 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

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 plan...to 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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