The Quiet Man (1952)
|Producer(s)||Merian C. Cooper, John Ford|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Film Adaptation, Romance|
|Top Topics||Battle of the Sexes, Book-Based, Romance (Drama)|
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.
One of Ford's greatest and most loved films is at once a rollicking, robust comedy, a passionate love story, and a misty-eyed ode to Ford's Irish homeland. Wayne, a boxer returned to his birthplace in the small village of Innisfree, stumbles on the local customs and the resentment and suspicions of the townspeople, particularly a despised bully played by McLaglen. He also loses his heart to McLaglen's beautiful sister (O'Hara, who was never lovelier). Their rivalry comes to an explosive, hilarious climax when O'Hara refuses to consider herself married until Wayne receives her dowry from MacLaglen. The secretive American finally unleashes his fists and earns his wife's love and respect. Ford's brother Francis, a silent-era actor and director, appears in a funny cameo as an old man who refuses to expire until he witnesses the battle royale. This is a rewarding look directly into Ford's heart.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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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Mary Kate Danaher: Could you use a little water in your whiskey?
Michaleen Flynn: When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.
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...
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When Sean and Mary Kate take their wagon into town a store called "Emily O'Connor" can be seen in the background. This is actually a crafts store and is still in business to this day.
The movie's fans who visit Cong to see the sites where the movie were filmed are called "Quiet Man Crazies".
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