The Shamrock Handicap

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The Shamrock Handicap
Directed by John Ford
Produced by John Ford
Written by Peter B. Kyne
John Stone
Elizabeth Pickett
Starring Janet Gaynor
Leslie Fenton
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • May 2, 1926 (1926-05-02)
Running time
66 minutes (22.9 frame/s)
Country United States
Language Silent

The Shamrock Handicap is a 1926 American romance film directed by John Ford. A print of the film still exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.[1]

The actor-director Willard Louis died during the production of this film. He is sometimes erroneously stated to have died during the production of Warner's Don Juan even though his character in that film simply vanishes.


  • Janet Gaynor - Lady Sheila O'Hara
  • Leslie Fenton - Neil Ross
  • Willard Louis - Orville Finch
  • J. Farrell MacDonald - Cornelius Emmet Sarsfield 'Con' O'Shea
  • Claire McDowell - Molly O'Shea
  • Louis Payne - Sir Miles O'Hara
  • George Harris - Jockey Bennie Ginsburg (as Georgie Harris)
  • Andy Clark - 'Chesty' Morgan
  • Ely Reynolds - Virus Cakes
  • Thomas Delmar - Michaels (uncredited)
  • Bill Elliott - Well-Wishing Villager (uncredited)
  • Brandon Hurst - The Procurer of Taxes (uncredited)
  • Eric Mayne - Doctor (uncredited)


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Shamrock Handicap". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 

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