The Sporting Lover

The Sporting Lover
Directed by Alan Hale
Produced by Edward Small
E.M. Asher
Based on play Good Luck by Ian Hay
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release dates
  • June 17, 1926 (1926-06-17) (New York)[1]
Country United States
Language Silent

The Sporting Lover is a 1926 American sports romance film directed by Alan Hale and starring Conway Tearle, Barbara Bedford and Ward Crane.[2][3] It was based on the British play Good Luck by Ian Hay.


During the First World War an American officer and a British aristocrat fall in love but are separated. After the war he returns to find her engaged to another man. The issue is settled by a bet on The Derby horse race.[4]



  1. "The Sporting Lover". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. THRILLS AT AMBASSADOR The Washington Post (1923-1954) [Washington, D.C] 04 July 1926: F2.
  4. ""THE SPORTING LOVER.".". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 9 December 1926. p. 9. Retrieved 15 June 2013.

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