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The Quiet Man

Released Aug 1, 1952 2h 9m Drama TRAILER for The Quiet Man: Trailer 1 List The Quiet Man: Trailer 1 The Quiet Man: Trailer 1 1:45 View more videos
91% Tomatometer 46 Reviews 91% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton leaves America and 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, who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate, begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Director John Ford and star John Wayne depart the Western for the Irish countryside, and the result is a beautifully photographed, often comedic romance.

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Wendy Ide Times (UK) Since Ford’s father was born in Co Galway and his mother on the island of Inishmore, and since this is such an enjoyable piece of nonsense, he gets a pass for this depiction of the country as a nation of loveable, blarney-spouting, brawling drunks. May 8, 2024 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press The Quiet Man is John Ford's best picture since The Informer, but much, much funnier. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker As much an anthropological adventure as a romantic rhapsody. Dec 5, 2016 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy No other John Ford movie provides me with as much pure pleasure -- and leaves a perpetual grin on my mug -- as the Irish-American director’s ode to his family’s ancestral country. Rated: 4/4 Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Ford early on captures the film's more dramatic moments before giving way to its lightly romantic humor. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 20, 2020 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia A lovely film. A bucolic romance with a western soul. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Sep 14, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Lucy N This is my favorite movie. Great memories watching with my dad. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Melanie A classic! Well cast and well acted! A joy! Only negative: Thestre had sound set too loud. 😞 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/18/21 Full Review Joyce A true "feel good" movie with old-fashioned movie stars. Loved it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/17/21 Full Review Leaburn O This film is diabolically rubbish. It’s a rom com but the humour is made for kids who thinks oafs behaving like clowns is hilarious. The acting is hammy and unconvincing. The whole thing is tiring to the point I slept through the final twenty minutes and simply didn’t care how this non plot ended. Watched on Film4. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/21/24 Full Review Monica S Wonderful movie. Loved that the majority of the movie was filmed in Ireland. Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne had great on screen chemistry. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review James B classic movie. I love the characters and john wayne and the rest of the cast is great. I love the ireland setting and the fight scene is awesome. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton leaves America and 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, who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate, begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money.
Director
John Ford
Producer
Merian C. Cooper, John Ford
Screenwriter
Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh
Distributor
Republic Pictures
Production Co
Republic Pictures Corporation, Argosy Productions Corporation
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 1, 1952, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 14, 2014
Runtime
2h 9m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.37:1)
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