Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent. Written by
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Did You Know?
The last line of the wedding toast was censored by Republic Pictures. It should have said, "May their days be long and full of happiness. May their children be many and full of health. And may they live in peace and national freedom". After the film was completed, Republic Pictures decided "national freedom" in Ireland was too controversial a concept. See more
Whilst on the formal courtship along with Michaeleen, they were doing a walking stretch. Sean asks Mary Kate if she can ride a bicycle, as Mrs. Playfair's tandem is seen sitting idle in town. She answers yes and the two take off on their own, but Sean should have already known, as the two were shown earlier accidentally meeting on the road; he on his horse and she riding a bicycle. See more
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator
Well, then. Now. I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring, it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and himself got off. He didn't have the look of an American tourist at all about him. Not a camera on him; what was worse, not even a fishin' rod.
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I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Music and Lyrics by Thomas Payne Westendorf
In the score after the wedding See more