The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

DVD - 2013
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John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton is an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate. Newly remastered in HD.
Publisher: [United States] : Olive Films, [2013]
Edition: 60th anniversary special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 12, 2018

Directed by John Ford in 1952 based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story of the same name by Maurice Walsh, this American dramedy shows the life of the quiet man in Ireland's countryside.
When I read the cover, I expected a serious drama.
An hour into the film, it seems slow-paced and all the actors appear overacting.
I almost stopped watching halfway through, but I kept watching simply because somebody told me it's one of the best movies.
Well, I'll tell you this is one of the worst flicks.
Since I expected too much, this dramedy totally disappointed me.

Apr 02, 2017

I first saw The Quiet Man as a boy; it was one of my first John Wayne movies and I loved it. Now I have seen it again in 2016 and find that it has not aged well. I found myself trying to explain to my daughter why it was OK for John Wayne to grab Maureen O'Hara by her hair and forcibly kiss her. ("Well, you see, she really had strong feelings for him but she was refusing to admit it. A man in that situation has to take physical action to move the relationship to the next level, which is where they both really want to be." "Sounds like bullsh*t, daddy!") And what about all those fisticuffs? Isn't physical violence something to be avoided? Couldn't they have gone to some kind of group therapy instead? So the millennial culture has robbed me of the simple pleasures of watching this movie. Darn.

Jul 26, 2016

This is one of the best movies that you could ever watch! I have enjoyed it my whole life, and is my favorite movie. John and Maureen did magnificent acting in their roles. Recommended to those who enjoy movies.

One of John Wayne and Maureen O' Hara's best movies together. Great scenery and good plot. Highly recommended.

Jun 21, 2016

Nice country scenery.

Jun 04, 2016

"The Quiet Man", 1952, directed by John Ford starring the great team of Wayne, Ohara, and McLagen, Fitzgerald, Bond. The ridiculous suggestion that I might score this a 3.5 star gets my blood boiling. This is a wonderful movie that captures everything that American and British and Irish movie viewers loved to see. Victor McLagen was not Irish but born in Kent, England in 1886. That makes 21 years John Wayne's elder. Wayne was a terrific athlete and proud of his prowess. But McLagen was a terrific fighter himself. He fought an exhibition with world champion Jack Johnson. If Wayne and McLagen were the same age there is no guarantee that Wayne would walk away the winner if the two met in or out of the ring.

May 16, 2016

Director John Ford was a good one in his era. However, this film is now totally out-dated. The smoking (by an athlete), the treatment of women by men, are all deplorable by today's standard. And John Wayne in a romantic role? So for me it is an 'OK' watch as a 'walk back to the past' only.

Nov 12, 2014

I just noticed that the blu-ray version of The Quiet Man, one of my favorite films, is on order. It's too bad that Olive Films got the rights to it because they are notorious for omitting English subtitles and closed captions. I know that many library users will find the Irish-accented dialogue difficult to understand even if their hearing is perfect. Personally, I hate to see anyone rewarding Olive Films for such callousness toward the public, since it would cost them very little to include optional closed-captions. Otherwise, thanks for all the good work!

EuSei Nov 02, 2014

I absolutely love this movie, it is an Irish "Taming of the Shrew." Wayne and O'Hara had such incredible chemistry! I enjoyed the courtship scenes and the whole story. But beware: this movie is from a time when women were not afraid of strong men: they actually wanted one in their lives! ;-)

Oct 11, 2014

The best non-western for Mr. Wayne. Super enjoyable! Great story, directing, acting, setting, character chemistry and stereo types! Never visited Ireland, but this movie invites the inclination too. Unfortunately, 60+ years to late...

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Jan 01, 2013

Ignatius Feeney (being served a meal by Mary Kate with other workmen, talking about Sean Thornton): "...I saw him meself this mornin'... A tall, handsome man... as I was passin' the chapel." Mary Kate Danaher: "If you'd pass the pub, as fast as you pass the chapel -- you'd be better off! Ya little squint." (throws a potato on his plate)

Jan 01, 2013

Michaleen Oge Flynn (on seeing the broken bed): "Impetuous! Homeric!"

Jan 01, 2013

Squire "Red" Will Danaher: "I'll count three, and if you're not out of the house by then, I'll loose the dogs on you." Sean Thornton: "If you say 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'."


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