The Sport of Kings (1931 film)

The Sport of Kings is a 1931 British comedy film directed by Victor Saville and starring Leslie Henson, Hugh Wakefield and Gordon Harker.[1] It was based on a 1924 play of the same title by Ian Hay.

The Sport of Kings
Directed byVictor Saville
Produced byVictor Saville
Written byIan Hay (play)
Angus MacPhail
StarringLeslie Henson
Hugh Wakefield
Gordon Harker
CinematographyAlex Bryce
Freddie Young
Edited byThorold Dickinson
Distributed byIdeal Films
Release date
23 February 1931
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was made by Gainsborough Pictures at Elstree Studios.[2] Its sets were designed by Walter Murton.


A stern Justice of the Peace takes over a firm of bookmakers.



  1. "The Sport of Kings (1931) | BFI". Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. Wood p.70


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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