The Shamrock Handicap
The Shamrock Handicap is a romance film
Romance film
Romance films are love stories that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate involvement of the main characters and the journey that their love takes through courtship or marriage. Romance films make the love story or the search for love the main plot focus...

 directed by John Ford
John Ford
John Ford was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath...

. A print of the film still exists in the Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world...

 film archive.


  • Janet Gaynor
    Janet Gaynor
    Janet Gaynor was an American actress and painter.One of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, in 1928 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: Seventh Heaven , Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Street Angel...

     - Lady Sheila O'Hara
  • Leslie Fenton
    Leslie Fenton
    Leslie Fenton was an English-born American actor and film director. He appeared in 62 films between 1923 and 1945....

     - Neil Ross
  • Willard Louis
    Willard Louis
    Willard Louis was an American film actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 81 films between 1911 and 1926 and he directed 82 films between 1912 and 1916....

     - Orville Finch
  • J. Farrell MacDonald
    J. Farrell MacDonald
    Joseph Farrell MacDonald was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. MacDonald, who was sometimes billed as "John Farrell Macdonald", "J.F...

     - Cornelius Emmet Sarsfield 'Con' O'Shea
  • Claire McDowell
    Claire McDowell
    Claire McDowell was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 360 films between 1908 and 1945. Still somewhat of a youthful beauty when she started in early silent films she appeared in numerous short & early feature films. She graduated to playing character and mother types...

     - 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
    Brandon Hurst
    Brandon Hurst was an English stage and film actor. He studied linguistics in his youth and began playing in theatre in 1880s. He was nearly fifty years old when he acted in his first film Via Wireless as Edward Pnickney in year 1915 and continued acting in the 129 other films until his death 1947...

    - The Procurer of Taxes (uncredited)
  • Eric Mayne - Doctor (uncredited)
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