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.
Members of the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band will play at 6 p.m. before the showing of the film. They will share the stage for vocal selections with Paul O’Dean, a member of the barbershop group Bridgetown Sound of Portland.
Plus you can get your Kiggins’ popcorn topped with real Irish butter from Kerrygold and green beer will be available in the bar!