John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate. Though he is sorely tempted to pick up the gloves against her brother, the town bully, Sean is determined not to use his fists. Mary Kate and Sean wed but her brother refuses to pay the dowry. Sean would rather walk away than accept this challenge. Even when his new wife accuses him of cowardice, Sean stands firm. But when she boards a train to leave, he is finally ready to take matters into his own hands...
Maurice Walsh (story); Frank S. Nugent (screenplay).
John Wayne (Sean Thornton); Maureen O'Hara (Mary Kate Danaher); Barry Fitzgerald (Michaleen Oge Flynn); Ward Bond (Father Peter Lonergan); Victor McLaglen (Squire 'Red' Will Danaher); Mildred Natwick (The Widow Sarah Tillane); Francis Ford (Dan Tobin); Eileen Crowe (Mrs. Elizabeth Playfair); May Craig (Fishwoman with basket at station); Arthur Shields (Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair); Charles B. Fitzsimons (Hugh Forbes (as Charles FitzSimons)); James O'Hara (Father Paul (as James Lilburn)); Sean McClory (Owen Glynn). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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