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One of John Ford's most cherished projects, THE QUIET MAN took years to finance but became one of his greatest box-office successes... Read More
One of John Ford's most cherished projects, THE QUIET MAN took years to finance but became one of his greatest box-office successes and an enduringly beloved classic. John Wayne stars as Sean Thornton, a retired American boxing champion trying to put tragedy behind him by returning to Innisfree, the bucolic Irish village of his birth. He purchases his birthplace from its current owner, enraging the wealthy and bellicose Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who had designs on the property. On arriving at his cottage, Thornton finds it being swept out by Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), a redheaded vision from whom he steals a not completely unwelcome kiss. After engaging in a subterfuge involving a horse race, some of the locals manage to get the disgruntled Red Will to allow his sister to be courted by the American. But the courtship ritual of the village is only the first of many local practices that the bewildered Thornton must endure if he is to have Mary Kate. Wayne gives a surprisingly nuanced per... Minimize
|Stars||John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara|
|Actors||Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald, Francis Ford, Mildred Natwick, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond|
|Available Formats||DVD, DVD: Collector's Edition DVD, VHS, VHS: 40th Anniversary Edition|
|UPC||017153125283, 017153336122, 017153336139, 017153336306|
|Subgenre||Recommended • Romances • Rivalry • Justice • Classic Fight Scenes • Love Triangles • Classic|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Running Time||2hr 9min|
|Screenwriter||Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh, Richard Llewellyn|
|Professional Reviews||(06/16/1992, p.6D, Mike Clark): "...Gorgeous cinematography..." , (12/01/2004, p.184, Damien Love): "[I]t's Ford's dream of Oirland, pure fantasy, and a film to cherish if you have any Irish in you..."|
|Quotes from the Movie|
|Quotes from the Movie||
"Impetuous -- Homeric" Barry Fitzgerald (Michaeleen Oge Flynn) after seeing the broken bridal bed in the Thornton home.
"Here's a stick to beat the lovely lady." May Craig (village woman) as Sean Thornton drags his bride Mary Kate home.
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