Hoodman Blind
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Directed byJohn Ford
Written byCharles Kenyon
Based onHoodman Blind
by Wilson Barrett and Henry Arthur Jones
StarringDavid Butler
Gladys Hulette
CinematographyGeorge Schneiderman
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 20, 1923 (1923-12-20)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Hoodman Blind is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by John Ford.[1][2] It is a remake of a 1913 film of the same name directed by James Gordon and a 1916 William Farnum Fox feature titled A Man of Sorrow and based on the play Hoodman Blind.


As described in a film magazine review,[3] John Linden, a victim of wanderlust, jumbles up his life and that of his two daughters. One is a daughter by marriage, the other an offspring of Jessie Walton, a young woman of the village. Noting the resemblance of the two, unscrupulous Mark Lezzard, the sea town's only lawyer, arouses the jealousy of the first daughter's husband Jack Yeulette, the skipper of a fishing smack, hoping to gain her for himself and thereby obtain control over the money John provides for her on a regular basis. After much havoc, happiness is the lot of everyone except Lezzard, whom the crowd "fixes" when they learn of what a wretch he is.



With no prints of Hoodman Blind located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.

See also


  1. ^ "Hoodman Blind". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Hoodman Blind". Silent Era. Retrieved March 4, 2008.
  3. ^ Brumell, Marguarerite A. (January 26, 1924). "Box Office Reviews: Hoodman Blind". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation. 15 (10): 27. Retrieved July 29, 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Hoodman Blind