Sporting Youth (1924)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Against the wishes of director Harry A. Pollard, Reginald Denny insisted on casting Laura La Plante to play opposite him. His choice of leading lady was a winning one -- La Plante became Universal's favorite leading lady for the rest of the silent era. When a wealthy man is advised to go West for his health, he sends his chauffeur, Jimmy Wood (Denny), ahead of him. Jimmy meets up with society girl Betty Rockford (La Plante), who mistakes him for famous race car driver "Splinters" Wood (Malcolm Denny). Because he has run up a big hotel bill, Jimmy enters a road race with his boss' car. One of the spectators at the race happens to be his boss, who is furious and wants to fire him. But with Betty's help, Jimmy overcomes many obstacles and emerges victorious. He also wins Betty's heart.

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auto-racing, chauffeur, love, mistaken-identity, romance