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The Quiet Man Overview:

The Quiet Man (1952) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford and Merian C. Cooper.

The film was based on the short story of the same name written by Maurice Walsh published in Saturday Evening Post in Feb 11, 1933.

The Quiet Man was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorVictor McLaglenNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Frank Hotaling; Set Decoration: John McCarthy, Jr., Charles ThompsonNominated
Best CinematographyWinton C. Hoch, Archie StoutWon
Best DirectorJohn FordWon
Best PictureJohn Ford and Merian C. Cooper, ProducersNominated
Best WritingFrank S. NugentNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Review: The Quiet Man (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 7, 2019 From 4 Star Films

When you think of the combination of John Ford and John Wayne, it’s only normal to conjure up the quintessential western pairing. It’s true there are so many films that we could pay a nod to like Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1961), etc. Thus,... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Quiet Man

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 11, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

The Quiet Man (1952) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This romance set in Ireland stars Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne. Each week, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Every Au... Read full article


Irish Film Studies: The Quiet Man

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 30, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

This semester, I?m attending a course on Irish cinema. Each week, we are expected to write a blog-like journal about the film we watched in class and/or our class discussion about the film. I?ve decided to include those entries to my blog, so it would be more agreeable to read than a Word document. ... Read full article


THE QUIET MAN KISSES

By Christy Putnam on Feb 13, 2016 From Christy Putnam

A first kiss is always memorable. It always intimates something more, of a moment of passion that has yet to be realized. But there is always a hint and a spark the first moment that lovers meet. The tints and shades of the vibrant images in The Quiet Man also promise deep passion, and the ethere... Read full article


JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 5, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

A couple years ago Olive Films released a remastered version of John Ford's THE QUIET MAN on Blu-ray. Now the company has put out on home video a 92-minute documentary about that legendary film called JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN. Many on the internet have wondered why Olive didn't include this... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ignatius Feeney: A pound on Thornton against the Squire!
Michaleen Flynn: Go away, ye traiter, ya!


[first lines]
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: Well, then. Now. I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring, it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and himself got off. He didn't have the look of an American tourist at all about him. Not a camera on him; what was worse, not even a fishin' rod.


Ignatius Feeney: [seeing mob approaching] I, I think your in-laws are commin' to pay you visit, Squire darlin'.


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Facts about

John Wayne and John Ford decided to play a trick on Maureen O'Hara during filming. They chose the sequence where Wayne drags O'Hara across the town and through the fields. Before shooting the scene, Wayne and Ford kicked all of the sheep dung they could find onto the hill where O'Hara was to be dragged, face-down, on her stomach. O'Hara saw them doing it; with the help of several friends, she kicked it off, only to have Wayne and Ford kick it back on. O'Hara and her friends kicked it off again, and Wayne and Ford kicked it back. This went on and on until right before the scene was shot, when Wayne and Ford got in the last kick. According to O'Hara, "Duke had the time of his life dragging me through it. It was bloody awful. After the scene was over, Mr. Ford had given instructions that I was not to be brought a bucket of water or a towel. He made me keep it on for the rest of the day. I was mad as hell, but I had to laugh too. Isn't showbiz glamorous?"
Although made in 1951, is was Republic's first production to be shot outside the United States.
Second of five movies that paired John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
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