The Sporting Venus
B&W : Six reels / 5938 feet
Directed by Marshall Neilan
Cast: Blanche Sweet [Lady Gwendolyn], Ronald Colman [Donald MacAllan], Lew Cody [Prince Carlos], Josephine Crowell [Countess Van Alstyne], Edward Martindel [Sir Alfred Grayle], Kate Price [the housekeeper], Hank Mann [Carlos’ valet], Arthur Hoyt [the detective], George Fawcett [Gwendolyn’s father]
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Thomas J. Geraghty, from the short story “The Sporting Venus” by Gerald Beaumont. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Ethel P. Chaffin. Assistant director, Thomas Held. Cinematography by David Kesson. Edited by Blanche Sewell. Presented by Louis B. Mayer. / © 21 May 1925 by Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation [LP21515]. Premiered 10 May 1925 at Capitol Theatre in New York, New York. Released 17 May 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot on-location in Scotland, England, France and Spain. Sweet’s second MGM film. [?] Website-AFI lists the release date as 13 April 1925.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Heiresses - Scots - Spain - United Kingdom: England (London), Scotland
Listing updated: 1 April 2009.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 394; Drew-Speaking pp. 214, 234-235, 287; Eames-MGM p. 20; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 55; Kobal-Fifty p. 29; Quirk-Colman pp. 16, 20, 72, 73-75; Smith-Colman pp. 31, 40-43 : Website-AFI.