The Sporting Chance

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The Sporting Chance
The Sporting Chance (1925, lobby card).jpg
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Directed by Oscar Apfel
Written by John P. Bernard
Story by Jack Boyle
Cinematography Desmond O'Brien
Edited by Harry Jackson
Tiffany-Stahl Productions
Distributed by Tiffany Pictures
Release date
  • July 21, 1925 (1925-07-21)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Sporting Chance is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Oscar Apfel and starring Lou Tellegen, Dorothy Phillips, and George Fawcett. [1] [2]



As described in a film magazine review, [3] when Darrell Thornton rejects the attentions of her wealthy Northerner admirer, she learns that her sweetheart, a Southerner, is in danger of having his race horse attached by the Sheriff for his debts. The Northerner is willing to keep the horse from being attached and keep the Southerner from jail if Miss Thornton will be his bride. She makes the promise to marry the Northerner. However, after the race horse has been smuggled onto the race track and hitched to an ice cream truck, it wins the race, recovering enough prize money to stay the debts. Patricia is now free to reject her suitor and marry the Southerner.


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  1. Wlaschin p. 251
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: The Sporting Chance at
  3. "New Pictures: The Sporting Chance", Exhibitors Herald, Chicago, Illinois: Exhibitors Herald Company, 22 (4): 55–56, July 18, 1925, retrieved June 14, 2022PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .