A Sporting Chance

A Sporting Chance (1919)

  • Genre: Mystery, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1919-06-28
  • User Rating: 4/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 0min
  • Production Company: American Film Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry King
star 4/10
From 2 Ratings


John Stonehouse (William Russell) checks into a hotel, intending to commit suicide. But instead he winds up helping a girl, Gilberte Bonheur (Fritzi Brunette), out of a jam. He finds her bending over a man who she has apparently killed, and since he's about to kill himself anyway, he offers to assume the blame. Throw a valuable emerald into the works, and the fact that the dead man suddenly comes back to life, and Stonehouse -- not to mention the audience -- becomes thoroughly befuddled by it all. Everything clears up, however, when Gilberte gives him a theater ticket -- it turns out that everything he went through was the plot to a stage play, enacted in real life by the actors. The critics roasted the play, saying it wasn't true to life, and this was their proof that the situations really could happen. Gilberte retires from acting when Stonehouse proposes.

A Sporting Chance Trailer

Is A Sporting Chance on Netflix?

Is A Sporting Chance on Netflix? Unfortunately the movie A Sporting Chance is not yet available on Netflix. Follow us on Facebook to see when A Sporting Chance becomes available on Netflix!

  • William Russell

    as John Stonehouse
  • Fritzi Brunette

    as Gilberte Bonheur
  • George Periolat

    as Edward Craig
  • J. Farrell MacDonald

    as Luther Ripley aka Kennedy
  • Lee Hill

    as George Cornhill
  • Harvey Clark

    as Aaron Witt
  • Perry Banks

    as Anthony James
Writing Jules Furthman Writer
Directing Henry King Director
Crew George Rizard Cinematography
Directing Sidney Algier Assistant Director