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Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 13 May 1928 (USA)
Victor McLaglen, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple. John Wayne is an over-enthusiastic spectator who smashes a picket fence.

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'Citizen' Hogan is a Irish Republican patriot with a price on his head, serving in Algiers, where he is highly respected by his Foreign Legionaire comrades. After receiving a telegram, he asks permission to go back to Ireland to settle a matter involving family honor by killing D'Arcy, a fortune-hunting opportunist who has turned British informer. Back in Ireland Lord Justice O'Brien, who has the unenviable reputation of being a hanging judge and is haunted with self-doubt, is terminally ill and close to death. He tries to ensure his daughter Connaught's future welfare by coercing her to renounce her love for the upstanding but poor Dermot McDermot and marry the despicably unscrupulous but affluent D'Arcy, the man Hogan has returned to murder. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Victor McLaglen in the role of an avenging soldier of the Foreign Legion, in a colorful romance of action.


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Restoration score composed by James Curran. See more »

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When the big Irish hound comes into the room to go after D'Arcy, D'Arcy runs to the left while the hound runs to the right... obviously toward his off-camera trainer. See more »

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Citizen Hogan: Aren't you the D'Arcy who just left Paris?
John D'Arcy: [shakes his head] I've never been to Paris in my life.
Citizen Hogan: [nods] You haven't been to Hell yet, either... have you?
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Boring and unmemorable silent Ford
6 April 2014 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

On the opposite side of the disc for 3 Bad Men, I figured it was short and I might as well cross it off my John Ford list. Not worth the time. The story here is just boring, and, though it's interesting to see Victor McLaglen in a silent role and John Wayne as an extra (this was his first film appearance, and that's probably what the film is best known for), it's one of Ford's worst. McLaglen is supposedly the star, but he's mostly a side character. The main story revolves around a love triangle. June Collyer is the daughter of a notorious judge who sentenced many people to the gallows. Her father insists she marry a rich man (Earle Foxe) to ward off his bad reputation, but she's in love with Larry Kent. McLaglen plays a mysterious figure from Foxe's past who shows up to expose his own evil history. Wayne appears as a spectator at a horse race who gets so excited he breaks the fence in front of him. I admit I fell asleep about ten minutes before the end of this one but wasn't interested enough to go back and finish it.


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