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 possibly because his character in that film vanishes.


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


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

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