Sporting Life (1925 film)

Sporting Life is a 1925 American silent comedy drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and a remake of Tourneur's 1918 film of the same title based on Seymour Hicks's popular play. Universal Pictures produced and released the film.[1][2][3]

Sporting Life
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Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byCecil Raleigh
Based onSporting Life
by Seymour Hicks and Cecil Raleigh
StarringBert Lytell
CinematographyArthur L. Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 25, 1925 (1925-11-25)
Running time
7 reels (6,709 feet) (c.70 min.)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Once thought lost, it survives at UCLA Film and Television Archive.[4]


A young British nobleman, impoverished and desperate, clings to the hope that either a prizefighter or a racehorse in which he holds interests can save his fortunes.



  • Arthur Lake as Peggy's Admirer in Audience
  • Myrna Loy as Chorus Girl with Lord Wainwright
  • Lafe McKee as Stage Doorman
  • Broderick O'Farrell as Race Track Official


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Sporting Life at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Times by Harry Waldman, c.2001
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Sporting Life

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