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Film, Video The good sport

Digital viewing copy

About this Item


  • The good sport


  • A domestic comedy about a wealthy young woman whose poor inventor husband becomes rich when he perfects the first elevator that ever stopped even with a floor.


  • Eaton, Jack, -1968, direction
  • Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960, writing, cast
  • Fair, Florence, cast
  • Brown, Arthur William, 1881-1966, cast
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • George Kleine (Firm)
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : George Kleine, 1918.


  • -  Inventors--Humor
  • -  Inventions--Humor
  • -  Elevators--Humor
  • -  Wives--Humor
  • -  Wealth--Humor


  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  LP12317 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 18Apr18; LP12317.
  • -  Title from the New York times, May 6, 1918.
  • -  Incomplete (film components): blank footage at ca. 91 ft. in, and some intertitles are out of sequence or repeated. These errors have been corrected in the digital file.
  • -  Duration: 14 minutes at 18 fps.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; George Kleine Collection catalog, 1980, p. 48.
  • -  James Montgomery Flagg, Florence Fair, Arthur William Brown.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (372 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (372 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (372 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1533 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3914 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 3913 (non-viewing print)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694218

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Flagg, James Montgomery, Writing, Cast, Florence Fair, Arthur William Brown, Inc Thomas A. Edison, George Kleine, and Kleine. The Good Sport. directeds by Eaton, Jack, -1968Ection United States: George Kleine, 1918. Video.

APA citation style:

Flagg, J. M., Fair, F., Brown, A. W., Thomas A. Edison, I., George Kleine & Kleine. (1918) The Good Sport. Eaton, J., dir United States: George Kleine. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Flagg, James Montgomery, Writing, Cast, et al. The Good Sport. dir by Eaton, Jack, -1968Ection United States: George Kleine, 1918. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.