Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Maureen O’Hara, born on August 17th in 1920!
Where do I even begin? There are just so many thoroughly enjoyable Maureen O’Hara films! Whether it’s a western, a pirate movie or a family flick, Maureen O’Hara will never disappoint! Whenever I think of O’Hara, I just can’t help but think of the word ‘Spitfire’ — the perfect description of her onscreen persona — and maybe not so coincidentally, the role she played in Against All Flags (Prudence ‘Spitfire’ Stevens) opposite Errol Flynn and Anthony Quinn. So, in celebration of Maureen O’Hara’s feisty nature, let’s have a quick look at some of her more ‘spirited’ roles!
Jamie (Tyrone Power): No, I’ve read your eyes right… I’ve known too many hellcats not to know what’s behind all that blaze and bluster. Confound it, you idiot — I’m telling you that I love you. And you’ll call me ‘Jamie Boy’ before you call that stick of a man ‘your husband’. Well, are you coming with me or not?
Lady Margaret Denby (Maureen O’Hara): Your conceit, Mr. Waring, has unhinged your mind.
Katherine Gilhooley McLintock (Maureen O’Hara): McLintock!!!
Brian Hawke (Errol Flynn): I never have trouble with women. Never.
Prudence ‘Spitfire’ Stevens (Maureen O’Hara): You don’t, eh? Well I’ve got a feeling that you’re going to –and soon!
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