American Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returns to his native Ireland, hoping to buy his family’s homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money.
The Quiet Man features Winton Hoch’s lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. John Ford won the Academy Award for Best Director and Winton Hoch won for Best Cinematography (Color).
Released in 1952. Technicolor, 129 minutes.
March 16, 2023 – 7:00pm – Brewery Arts Center Maizie Theater