Sporting Blood

Sporting Blood

Clark Gable
Director: Charles J. Brabin Cast: Clark Gable
Clark Gable
, Ernest Torrence
Ernest Torrence
, Madge Evans
Madge Evans
Charles J. Brabin


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Clark Gable went from supporting actor to star in the space of one year with Sporting Blood, adapted from a novel by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. Gable is top-billed as a gambling house proprietor named Rid Riddell. When the owner of a prize thoroughbred loses heavily in Riddell's establishment, he is forced to give up the horse to the gambler as security. Rid enters the horse in several honest races, then pulls the animal during a crucial race in order to collect big money on the losses; then he plans to dope up the horse to assure future wins. But when the horse loses, the gambler, deeply in debt to mobsters, transfers ownership to one of his female dealers (Madge Evans), and then drops out of the plotline. Clark Gable isn't really the lead in Sporting Blood--actually he's something of a rat--but he's the one whom everybody in the audience remembers long after the final fadeout.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2011
UPC: 0883316353561
Original Release: 1931
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 34,373

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Rid Riddell
Ernest Torrence Jim Rellence
Madge Evans Ruby
Lew Cody Tip Scanlon
Marie Prevost Angela
Harry Holman Hartwick
Hallam Cooley Ludeking
John Larkin Uncle Ben
Eugene Jackson Sammy
Tommy Boy the Horse Actor
John Farrell MacDonald MacGuire

Technical Credits
Charles J. Brabin Director
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Original Story
William S. Gray Editor
Willard Mack Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Wanda Tuchock Screenwriter

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