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    The Quiet Man

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    Released

    1952

    Runtime

    129

    The Quiet Man

    What's it About

    When former boxer Sean Thornton (Wayne) returns to his native Ireland from Pittsburgh looking to settle in his childhood home, he immediately alienates rich, belligerent neighbor Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who resents the "dirty Yank" for buying a property he desired. However, Danaher's gorgeous, fiery younger sister Mary Kate (O'Hara) has a more hospitable welcome for the strapping Irish-American bruiser.

    Why we love it

    Immortal director Ford directed this Oscar-winning valentine to his ancestral home, a love story that soars thanks to Ford's resplendent shooting and a solid, flavorful performance from the Duke. O'Hara radiates an untamed red-haired beauty playing Wayne's love interest, while McLaglen is a joy as the blustery Red Will.