The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

 

Ford returns to his beloved Irish countryside and takes his most famous leading man for what seems an uncharacteristic romantic comedy/drama. John Wayne is Irish-American Sean Thornton, returned to reclaim his family’s farm and falls in love with neighbouring Mary (Maureen O’Hara) despite the objections of her overbearing brother. Filled with absurd hijinks typical of a rom-com, it encompasses Ford’s concern with a man’s inner turmoils. Not to mention one of the most outrageous fist-fights ever committed to celluloid.

WINNER: Oscars© (Best Director, Cinematography).

 

The Quiet Man

  • Director: John Ford
  • Year: 1952
  • Run Time: 129 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: G