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Shore, and wouldn't you be thinkin' this one deserved to take home all the blobs?
A Epic Film John Wayne Should Have Won A Oscar!
One of John Wayne's best films. The supporting cast is fantastic.
I just can't get enough of the beauty of the scenery and Maureen O'Hara's attitude. I never liked John Wayne, though.
This is the first movie I have seen with John Wayne and I like O'Hara. This film made me want to visit Ireland.
You want to watch a both a romance and John Wayne movie at the same time... this is it. John Ford's classic is both well written and breathtakingly filmed. Wayne is surprisingly strong in this romantic comedy with no western or army backdrop. Maureen O'Hara is at her spitfire best and the two of them have a magical chemistry. Even if you're not Irish or Catholic, you'll be drawn to this film. The fight near the end is classic, and is humorous. You'll find yourself immersed in the film from the start.
Th best, GREATEST comedy romance movie ever made!
"There are several good reasons for drinkin'
and another one enters me head
if a fellow can't drink when he's livin'
how the Hell can he drink when he's dead?
mush mush mush too roo li addy
singin' mush mush mush too ri li ay
if a fellow can't drink when he's livin'
how the Hell can he drink when he's dead?"
This movie is one of the best with John Wayne and one of the few that strays from his wheelhouse of Western or Military genres. It's been said that John Ford told Maureen O'Hara to say something shocking in the Duke's ear at the end of the movie because he wasn't getting the reaction that he wanted...Well, she must have said something quite shocking indeed with the look John Wayne gave her and to this day nobody else knows what it was. Something else that occurred during filming was in the scene where her hair was blowing in the wind, it kept getting in her eyes and messing her up with her performance. Ford yelled at her for it and she fired back saying, "What would a bald-headed son of a b**** like you know about hair lashing across his eyeballs?!"
This movie is truly magical in multiple ways, but most significantly being the cultural clash between Irish tradition and new American ways and the understanding each of them must learn in order for things to work regarding their separate social norms and customs.
Lastly, keep an eye on Barry Fitzgerald in the first pub scene. Cheeky old-timer tosses back two glasses of porter in less than 20 seconds and grabs a third before the scene's end. (Even if they were just stage drinks it was still impressive with the pacing of the scene).
Great film. It's set in Ireland, it has a great score, it's well-cast, and it's the only movie with John Wayne that I don't fall asleep during.
Almost everyone agrees on one thing about the 1952 Oscars: That Cecil B. DeMille's punishingly long blockbuster three-ring soap opera The Greatest Show On Earth did not deserve to win Best Picture. The Quiet Man I personally feel should have got the nod Best Picture for 1952 . It stars John Wayne as Sean Thornton, a former heavyweight boxer who returns to fictional Innisfree, Ireland to reclaim the family farm. There's a sensitive, complicated romance-with independent-minded Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara), sister of local bully Red Danaher (Victor McLaglen, one of Ford's best company players)-but the real attraction here is Ford's masterful maneuvering of tones and his fluid handling of a large cast of colorful characters, qualities which also defined his iconic (and then-underrated) Westerns. Shot partly on location in Ireland and designed in the lushest greens ever squeezed out of Technicolor, The Quiet Man is a movie that isn't about a whole lot, but yet seems to contain so much-from Wayne's easygoing charisma to the notoriously protracted climactic fight to the febrile, film-noir-like flashback to Sean's boxing days. The Quiet Man is on of Wayne best films and his made possible by beautiful spitfire Maureen O'Hara .