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The Shamrock Handicap
Director: John Ford (Dir)
Release Date:   2 May 1926
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Cast: Janet Gaynor  (Sheila Gaffney)
  Leslie Fenton  (Neil Ross)
  J. Farrell MacDonald  (Dennis O'Shea)
 

Summary: Sir Miles Gaffney, an Irishman whose affection for the tenants on his estate leads him to face poverty, is obliged to dispose of part of his stable to a wealthy American, who also takes home with him Neil Ross, a young jockey in love with Sheila, Sir Miles's daughter. When Neil is injured in a race, Sir Miles and Sheila come from Ireland, bringing with them their prize filly, "Dark Rosaleen," which they enter in a steeplechase. When their jockey is injured, Neil takes his place and wins the race; the family fortune is thus recouped, and all return to Ireland, where Neil finds happiness with Sheila. 

Distribution Company: Fox Film Corp.
Production Company: Fox Film Corp.
Director: John Ford (Dir)
  Edward O'Fearna (Asst dir)
Producer: William Fox (Pres)
  Sol M. Wurtzel (Supv)
Writer: John Stone (Scen)
  Elizabeth Pickett (Titles)

Subject Major: Finance--Personal
  Horses
  Ireland
  Irish
  Jockeys
  Steeplechasing

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