The Quiet Man

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Ford's flamboyantly Oirish romantic comedy hides a few tough ironies deep in its mistily nostalgic recreation of an exile's dream. But the illusion/reality theme underlying immigrant boxer Wayne's return from America to County Galway - there to become involved in a Taming of the Shrew courtship of flame-haired O'Hara, and a marathon donnybrook with her truculent, dowry-withholding brother McLaglen - is soon swamped within a vibrant community of stage-Irish 'types'. Ford once described it gnomically as 'the sexiest picture ever made'.

Release details

Duration: 129 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: Frank S Nugent
Cast: John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Victor McLaglen
Barry Fitzgerald
Mildred Natwick
Arthur Shields
Ward Bond
Jack MacGowran

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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spinblastr

My wife and I adore old movies, so I don't know how we missed this one until now. It's a gem, a Classic with a capital "C". My wife and I loved this film, as did our brood of IPod wearing, texting, modern, exasperating American kids. Great. Great. Great.

spinblastr

My wife and I adore old movies, so I don't know how we missed this one until now. It's a gem, a Classic with a capital "C". My wife and I loved this film, as did our brood of IPod wearing, texting, modern, exasperating American kids. Great. Great. Great.

Duke

Wonderful film! full of great perfomances. Not least Maureen o Hara. She's Wonderful in this film.

Duke

Wonderful film! full of great perfomances. Not least Maureen o Hara. She's Wonderful in this film.

JR

I enjoyed this film very much. I brings a wonderfully funny story to life that began with a tragedy. John Wayne's roll was a real departure from his usual 'type. Maureen O'Hara obviously enjoyed the making of it - she got to go home temporarily and had much to do with the picture's creation and adaptation. She also was able to work with her brother (Father Paul). Much fun and shenanigans bring the story to a head and a peaceful close. Good Film.

JR

I enjoyed this film very much. I brings a wonderfully funny story to life that began with a tragedy. John Wayne's roll was a real departure from his usual 'type. Maureen O'Hara obviously enjoyed the making of it - she got to go home temporarily and had much to do with the picture's creation and adaptation. She also was able to work with her brother (Father Paul). Much fun and shenanigans bring the story to a head and a peaceful close. Good Film.

Thornton

This is a perfect movie. Best film ever done. If you can´t see that, you´ve got a problem.

Thornton

This is a perfect movie. Best film ever done. If you can´t see that, you´ve got a problem.