Hangman’s House 1928




Hangman’s House is a 1928 romantic drama genre silent film set in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, directed by John Ford (uncredited) with inter-titles written by Malcolm Stuart Boylan. It is based on a novel by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. It was adapted by Philip Klein with scenarios by Marion Orth. The film is also notable for containing the first confirmed appearance by John Wayne in a John Ford film

Hogan (Victor McLaglen), a soldier of fortune, goes AWOL from service in the French army in Algiers to return home to Ireland, determined to take revenge on John D’Arcy (Earle Foxe), who deserted his sister. Before Hogan’s arrival, however, terminally ill Judge O’Brien (Hobart Bosworth) pleads with his daughter, Connaught (June Collyer), to marry John, although she is in love with horse racer Dermot McDermot (Larry Kent). Connaught reluctantly complies, just as Hogan appears in disguise.
Directed by John Ford
Produced by John Ford
Written by
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Philip Klein (adaptation)
Marion Orth (scenario)
Victor McLaglen
June Collyer
Larry Kent
Earle Foxe
Hobart Bosworth
John Wayne
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Edited by Margaret C. Clancy
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
May 13, 1928
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Silent film
English intertitles



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