Hangman's House (1928)
Drama / Silent
Directed by John Ford
Victor McLaglen as Citizen Denis Hogan
June Collyer as Connaught 'Conn' O'Brien
Earle Fox as John D'Arcy
Larry Kent as Dermot McDermot
John Wayne as Spectator and Condemned Man
Brian Desmond Hurst as Spectator
Hobart Bosworth as Lord Chief Justice Baron James O'Brien
Military man Denis Hogan returns to his native Ireland, where he is a wanted man. Despite disguising himself as a priest, he is recognized and is caught up in a vicious love triangle between Baron O'Brien's daughter, Connaught, the conniving socialite that the Baron has arranged to marry his daughter, and Connaught's friend and true love Dermot.
This early John Ford film is notable as the first film in which John Wayne can clearly be seen. Look for him to knock down the fence and lead the charge of spectators in the steeplechase scene.
Directors: John Ford
Actors: June Collyer, Victor McLaglen, John Wayne