THE QUIET MAN (Theatrical release USA 1952)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

The Quiet Man—wisely cast John Wayne with Maureen O’Hara—tells a romantic Irish story that is more than worth its watch.The movie shows some great Irish countryside and gives a good look at Irish traditions related to courting and marriage. The film will be enjoyed by seniors, but may lack the magic to capture a younger viewing audience.

 Storyline

 A professional boxer returns to his home country and falls in love with a local girl.

 Additional Thanks

 Thank you to Director John Ford for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Merian C. Cooper and John Ford for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sean Thornton (John Wayne), Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara), Michaleen Oge Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald), Father Peter Lonergan (Ward Bond), Squire Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), The Widow Sarah Tillane (Mildred Natwick), Dan Tobin (Francis Ford), Mrs. Elizabeth Playfair (Eileen Crowe), Fishwoman with Basket (May Craig), Reverend Cyril Playfair (Arthur Shields), Hugh Forbes (Charles Fitzsimons), Father Paul (James O’Hara), Owen Glynn (Sean McClory), Ignaaatius Feeney (Jack MacGowran), and Molouney (Joseph O’Dea).

 


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s cute and solidly written. A good John Ford classic.

 Ben Meyers

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