Theatre: New Plays: Dec. 27, 1926

Hangman's House. Willard Mack, the dramatist, has two other hokum-weighted melodramas currently padding his Broadway income, The Noose and Lily Sue. Compared with them, this third, from Donn Byrne's novel, is a theatrically diseased mess. The story follows the lives of a young country gentleman, Dermot McDermot (Walter Abel) and a neighboring country gentleman's daughter, Connaught O'Brien (Katherine Alexander), both born to the grassy slopes of Ireland, in love with their land, their horses, their people and each other. She is forced to marry a villain who shoots her pet race horse after...

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