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Genres: Comedy , Drama , Romance
Actors: John Wayne , Maureen O’Hara , Barry Fitzgerald , Ward Bond , Victor McLaglen , Mildred Natwick , Francis Ford , Eileen Crowe , May Craig , Arthur Shields , Charles B. Fitzsimons , James O’Hara , Sean McClory , Jack MacGowran , Joseph O’Dea
Director: John Ford
Country: United States
Year: 1952
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 (18343 votes)

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean’s eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered “Red” Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will’s pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean’s past as the dark undercurrent.

Film Review

Putting a secretive American past behind him, "The Quiet Man" John Wayne (as Sean Thornton) returns to Innisfree, Ireland, his ancestral home. There, Mr. Wayne is immediately attracted to comely red-haired beauty Maureen O'Hara (as Mary Kate Danaher). Ms. O'Hara plays hard to get by sparring with Mr. Wayne, but her passionate desire for him is evident in director John Ford's close-ups. The couple must deal with O'Hara's burly brother Victor McLaglen (as Squire "Red" Will Danaher), who is against the marriage and got off on the wrong track with Wayne by being outbid on his property. Eventually, Wayne's dark secret surfaces…Acting like an alcoholic leprechaun, Barry Fitzgerald (as Michaleen Oge Flynn) and Mr. Ford's regulars make up a boozy supporting cast. "The Quiet Man" is beautifully shot, in Ireland. It was a milestone for the "Republic" production studio, and a shimmering success. The film won much critic…

There are few films cornier that The Quiet Man. It is sentimental, hokey, unrealistic (even for the time), and paints a portrait of an Oireland which never existed except in the imaginations of dewy-eyed Americans of Irish ancestry. It tells a story of huge improbability, and features caricatures of performances from virtually everyone in it except for Wayne and O'Hara.So why do I love it so much? One – it looks simply gorgeous. The location work glows.Two – the climactic sequence where Wayne hauls O'Hara back to Mclaglen, the wonderful moment when she skips happily off home after closing the boiler door on the money, and the epic (and daft) fist fight.Three – O'Hara and, especially, Wayne, seldom better than he is here.Four – the love and sincerity in every frame completely overpowers the corniness.A classic.

Oh, the Emerald Isle, what bright wonders it can sometimes bestow, such as stories like the Quiet Man. It's a small wonder, a personal one from John Ford, and it's sometimes too schmaltzy and too goofy and too brawny for its own good. But this doesn't stop one from thoroughly enjoying the film, its actors, the as-a-given lush and vibrant and serene Irish landscapes, and how deftly Ford mixes comedy and tragedy and romance into a fine mixture. You may also need at least a little Irish in you to have an appreciation for it, if not an emotional attachment, with all of its "characters" that are sometimes blatant stereotypes (albeit joyful ones that are akin to the Taming of the Shrew premise and, as such, Shakespearean in vulgarity and lust-for-life). I know my 1/4 just got by barely in this lot.Ford starts simple and keeps it simple till the end, but there are strands and plot points that enrich the material: John Wayne is an ex-boxer who, unbeknownst to all except …


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