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The Quiet Man [1952 film] by John Ford

The Quiet Man [1952 film] (1952)

by John Ford (Director), Frank S. Nugent (Screenwriter)

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Sean Thornton ( John Wayne) is an American prize fighter who swears off boxing after accidently killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate ( Maureen O'Hara) . Though he is sorely tempted to take up his gloves against the town bully--her brother -Sean is determined not to use his fists. 153 Min not rated
  cljacobson | Feb 20, 2010 |
Despite the undeniable schmaltz factor, this film is deservedly regarded as a romantic-comedy classic. Wayne and O'Hara both shine in their respective roles as the Irish-American boxer returning home to Ireland to forget his past, and the wild Irish lass too wilful for any man to marry. Watch it and decide for yourself whether the controversial Drag-A-Wife scene is (a) outright spouse abuse, or (b) a clever plot engineered in advance by the married couple. But note: the transfer is rather poor in places, and apparently the newer "classic" edition of this DVD is no improvement. One star off, then, for an otherwise impeccable DVD. ( )
  chamekke | Jan 18, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ford, JohnDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nugent, Frank S.Screenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, Wardsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fitzgerald, Barrysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McLaglen, Victorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, Maureensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wayne, Johnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.

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