THE QUIET MAN
JOHN FORD | USA | 1952 | 129 MIN | NR
There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with this John Ford’s sweeping classic, which highlights the beauty of the Emerald Isle in all its Technicolor glory. The Quiet Man stars John Wayne as Sean Thornton, a Pittsburgh boxer who’s decided to hang up his gloves and return to his family’s ancestral home of Inisfree. Upon his arrival in the quaint Irish hamlet, Sean catches the eye of flame-haired lass Mary Kate Donaher (Maureen O’Hara), while also making an enemy of her boorish older brother (Victor McLaglen). Will the Yank manage to woo his fiery paramour, or will her dastardly brother stand in the way? With its gorgeous location photography, keen interest in local language and culture, and cast of hilarious and lovable supporting characters, THE QUIET MAN is a love letter to Ireland at its most lushly beautiful and storybook charming.
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond
“A tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford.” –Chicago Reader