~Sporting Youth~
~Promotional photograph from The California
Theater promoting the screening of "Sporting
Youth," in 1924~
~Plot Synopsis~
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

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Harry A. Pollard

Written by: Harvey F. Thew

Based on the story by Byron Morgan

Reginald Denny ...  Jimmy Wood
Laura La Plante ...  Betty Rockford
Hallam Cooley ...  Walter Berg
Frederick Vroom ...  John K. Walker
Lucille Ward ...  Mrs. Althena Rockford
Malcolm Denny ...  'Splinters' Wood aka Barney Davis
Leo White ...  The Souse
Henry A. Barrows ...  William Rockford
Rolfe Sedan ...  Valet
L.J. O'Connor ...  Motorcycle Cop
C.L. Sherwood ...  Scotland Yard Detective
William A. Carroll ...  Scotland Yard Detective
Joseph W. Girard ...  Hotel Manager (uncredited)
George Kuwa ...  Chinese Attendant (uncredited)
~Laura La Plante & Lucille Ward~
~Hallam Cooley & L. J. O'Connor~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Pictures

Cinematography by: Clyde De Vinna
Presented by:
Carl Laemmle

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: February 4, 1924
Filmed in Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
& on location in Del Monte, California, USA