The Quiet Man

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Olive

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1952 - Best Cinematography: Archie Stout & Winton C. Hoch
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Director: John Ford

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...Gorgeous cinematography...
USA Today
Jun 16, 1992
The Quiet Man is John Ford's best picture since The Informer, but much, much funnier. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 24, 2019
John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Mar 11, 2008
With its vivid color scheme of bright scarlet and emerald green THE QUIET MAN could almost be a fairy tale....Ford’s themes here are fulfillment, fertility and renewal...
New York Times
Feb 8, 2013
The illusion/reality theme underlying immigrant boxer Wayne's return from America to County Galway is soon swamped within a vibrant community of stage-Irish 'types'. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
This is a robust romantic drama of a native-born's return to Ireland. Director John Ford took cast and cameras to Ireland to tell the story [by Maurice Walsh] against actual backgrounds. Full Review
Variety
Mar 11, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Let's face it. Mr. Ford is in love with Ireland, as is his cast, and they give us a fine, gay time while they're about it. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

One of John Ford's most cherished projects, THE QUIET MAN took years to finance but became one of his greatest box-office successes and an enduringly beloved classic. John Wayne stars as Sean Thornton, a retired American boxing champion trying to put tragedy behind him by returning to Innisfree, the bucolic Irish village of his birth. He purchases his birthplace from its current owner, enraging the wealthy and bellicose Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who had designs on the property. On arriving at his cottage, Thornton finds it being swept out by Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), a redheaded vision from whom he steals a not completely unwelcome kiss. After engaging in a subterfuge involving a horse race, some of the locals manage to get the disgruntled Red Will to allow his sister to be courted by the American. But the courtship ritual of the village is only the first of many local practices that the bewildered Thornton must endure if he is to have Mary Kate. Wayne gives a surprisingly nuanced performance as the fish out of water, and he is perfectly matched with the radiantly rambunctious O'Hara. The rest of the cast is splendid as well, and the lush color photography garnered an Academy Award for Winston Hoch. John Ford also won an Oscar for his directing, and it's impossible not to be charmed by the artistry with which he weaves his rollicking, robust tale.

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