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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

Michaleen Flynn: I have... I have come.
Mary Kate Danaher: Oh, I can see that. But from whose pub was it?
Michaleen Flynn: Pub? Pub? You've the face of an angel with the tongue of an adder. I have a good mind to go about me own business and tell Thon Shorton he's better off without ya!
Mary Kate Danaher: Wait a minute, what was that?
Michaleen Flynn: Well ye be listenin' then and not interrupting the shockelhorn - the matchmaker... I have come at the request of Thon Shorton...
Mary Kate Danaher: Sean Thornton.
Michaleen Flynn: Shut up... bachelor and party of the first part, to ask if you, uh - strictly informally, mind you - eh, Mary Kate Danaher, spinster, and party of the second part.
Mary Kate Danaher: Well. Go on. You were sayin'?
Michaleen Flynn: Actually... me mouth is like a dry crust and the sun is that hot on me pate.
Mary Kate Danaher: Will you be steppin' into the parlor? The house may belong to my brother, but what's in the parlor belongs to me.
Michaleen Flynn: I will then... and I hope there's a bottle there, whoever it belongs to...


Michaleen Flynn: [on seeing the broken bed] Impetuous! Homeric!


Michaleen Flynn: He's a nice, quiet, peace-loving man, come home to Ireland to forget his troubles. Sure, yes, yes, he's a millionare, you know, like all the Yanks. But he's eccentric - ooh, he is eccentric! Wait 'til I show ya... his bag to sleep in - a sleeping bag, he calls it! Here, let me show you how it operates.


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Facts about

On the DVD commentary Maureen O'Hara dispels many myths about the film including one about a lack of accommodations for the crew in Ireland. According to O'Hara, the production spent six weeks shooting the exteriors in Ireland and filmed the interiors on sound stages in L.A.
A replica of the famous thatched cottage in the movie is located at Maam Cross, County Galway, in the west of Ireland.
This was a significant departure for Republic Pictures, which specialized in low-budget westerns, comedies and war pictures. It was the company's first and only film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
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