Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Maureen O’Hara

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!


Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power in The Black Swan, Henry King directorMaureen O’Hara as ‘spitfire’ Lady Margaret Denby, playing opposite Tyrone Power in The Black Swan (1942, Henry King director).

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.


Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in McLintock, director Andrew V. McLaglenMaureen O’Hara as ‘spitfire’ Katherine Gilhooley McLintock, playing opposite her good friend, John Wayne in McLintock! (1963, Andrew V. McLaglen director).

Katherine Gilhooley McLintock (Maureen O’Hara): McLintock!!!


Maureen O'Hara and Errol Flynn in Against All Flags, director  George ShermanAnd, last but not least, Maureen O’Hara as Prudence ‘Spitfire’ Stevens, playing opposite, Errol Flynn in Against All Flags (1952, George Sherman director).

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!


Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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