Our annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition continues with the 1952 John Ford classic THE QUIET MAN!
Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne), recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, Thornton has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow, a transaction that has incurred the wrath Squire ‘Red’ Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who coveted the property for himself.
Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara) who expects a traditional Irish courtship and which vexes her brother to no end.
THE QUIET MAN is grand and glorious fun, featuring a largely native cast and directed with loving care by a master of his craft, the film won Oscars for Archie Stout’s Technicolor photography and for John Ford’s direction.
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