U certificateThe Quiet Man is a Film programme that first aired in 1952 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Quiet Man is a 4 star programme

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The Quiet Man (1952)

Directed by
John Ford

John Ford's 1952 classic romantic comedy drama - starring John Wayne - is a notable tearjerker. Recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (Wayne) arrives in the Irish village where he was born and buys the old cottage he was brought up in. Soon he falls in love with Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), the sister of bullying squire "Red" Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen).

Sean wants to marry Mary Kate, but "Red" Will won't consent to it because he wants to buy the old cottage himself. In order to win "Red" Will's consent and marry Mary Kate, Sean must come to terms with both his demons and Irish traditions.

This beautifully filmed movie won an Oscar for Ford and culminates in an extraordinarily extravagant, protracted "donnybrook" (or brawl) between Sean and Red Will.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1952

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for John WayneJohn Wayne...Sean Thornton
Maureen O'Hara...Mary Kate Danaher
Barry Fitzgerald...Michaleen Oge Flynn
Ward Bond...Father Peter Lonergan
Victor McLaglen...Squire 'Red' Will Danaher
Mildred Natwick...The Widow Sarah Tillane
Francis Ford...Dan Tobin
Eileen Crowe...Mrs. Elizabeth Playfair
May Craig...Fishwoman with basket at station
Arthur Shields...Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair
Charles B. Fitzsimons...Hugh Forbes
James O'Hara...Father Paul
Sean McClory...Owen Glynn
Jack MacGowran...Ignatius Feene
Joseph O'Dea...Molouney