The Quiet Man

Film, Comedy
The Quiet Man

Time Out says

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'.

By: PT


Release details

129 mins

Cast and crew

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