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)
|Best Supporting Actor||Victor McLaglen||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Frank Hotaling; Set Decoration: John McCarthy, Jr., Charles Thompson||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Winton C. Hoch, Archie Stout||Won|
|Best Director||John Ford||Won|
|Best Picture||John Ford and Merian C. Cooper, Producers||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Frank S. Nugent||Nominated|
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 ManBy 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 ManBy 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 KISSESBy 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 MANBy 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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Michaleen Flynn: Is this a courting or a donnybrook? Have the good manners not to hit the man until he's your husband and entitled to hit you back.
Father Paul: Father! Father Lonergan!
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: [not wanting to disturb the fish] Ssh, ssh, ssh, ssh, ssh.
Father Paul: It's a big fight in the town!
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: Listen, there's a big fight in this fish right here, too.
Father Paul: I'd have put a stop to it, but seeing it's...
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: You do that, lad. It's your duty.
Father Paul: But seeing it was Danaher and Sean Thornton...
[Father Lonergan turns at stares at Father Paul in amazement]
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: WHO?
Father Paul: Danaher and Sean Thornton!
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: WELL WHY THE DEVIL DIDN'T YOU TELL ME? Oh, you young...
[Throws down his fishing rod and the two run back into town. They abruptly stop behind a gate]
Father Paul: Father, shouldn't we put a stop to it now?
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator: [relishing the fight from a distance] Ah, we should, lad, yes, we should, it's our duty!
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According to an interview in the Los Angeles Times on October 28, 2000, Maureen O'Hara recounted that she, John Ford and John Wayne made a handshake agreement in 1944 to do the film. When Ford pitched the idea to Hollywood producers, he was told that it was a "silly Irish story that won't make a penny." Wayne had a contract with Republic Pictures and approached studio chief Herbert J. Yates ("...a step down for John Ford", he said). He was told by Yates that the script was a silly Irish tale that would make no money. However, Yates would relent if Wayne, Ford and O'Hara together would make a western for Republic, a sure money-maker that would pay for the losses Republic expected to incur on this film. The picture made as a result of the agreement was Rio Grande.
Maureen O'Hara's father insisted that she learn a skill so that she would have something to fall back on (just in case her performing arts career was unsuccessful). She enrolled in business school and became a proficient bookkeeper and typist. Those skills proved helpful many years later when she was able to take and transcribe production notes dictated by John Ford for the screen adaptation of Maurice Walsh's short story The Quiet Man.read more facts about The Quiet Man...