Hangman’s House Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Hangman’s House

Long believed lost, this fascinating John Ford-directed silent film was rediscovered and restored in the early 1970s. Based on the 1926 novel by Donn Byrne, the film stars Hobart Bosworth as Irish “hanging judge” James O’Brien. Even on his deathbed, O’Brien cannot stop meddling in the affairs of his daughter Connaught (June Collyer), insisting that the girl marry wealthy wastrel John Darcy (Earl Foxe). Alas, Connaught despises Darcy, preferring instead the poor-but-decent Donnaugh McDonnaugh (Larry Kent). Meanwhile, Irish expatriate Hogan (Victor McLaglen) returns to the Auld Sod to avenge his family’s honor by killing the caddish Darcy. One of the highlights of Hangman’s House is a steeplechase sequence, predating a similar sequence in Ford’s The Quiet Man by 25 years. A young, unbilled John Wayne can clearly be spotted in this scene, enthusiastically urging on his favorite horse; reportedly, Wayne also appears as a condemned prisoner in a flashback sequence.

Release date: May 13, 1928
Production Company: Fox Film Corporation
Box Office Collection:
Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama,Mystery & Suspense,Romance

Hangman’s House Caste and Crew
Director: John Ford
writer: Marion Orth,Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne,Philip Klein
Victor McLaglen,Hobart Bosworth,June Collyer,Larry Kent,John Wayne,Belle Stoddard,Joseph Burke,Eric Mayne,Jack Pennick