The Quiet Man

(1952, dir. John Ford, 129 mins.) | John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara

The Quiet Man (1952). Republic/Photofest ©Republic Pictures.

Wayne stars as bachelor ex-boxer Sean Thornton in this idealized portrait of a mythical rural Ireland. Back in his native land after a traumatic experience, the Duke's thoughts turn to domestic tranquility after courting the headstrong colleen Mary Kate (O'Hara). But her brother may need to have some common sense knocked into him--literally--before the deal is done. Ireland has never looked so green as in this rowdy, randy story that’s filled to the brim with outsized brawling and romantic comedy. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Director, and Best Cinematography by Winston C. Hoch, one of the Hollywood cinematographers most closely associated with the 3-strip Technicolor process he helped invent. 35 mm film print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Preceded by the animated short Giddyap (1950).

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