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
Steve Fenwick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !
Did You Know?
The white haired frail Dan Tobin, who gets up from his death bed and runs to see the fight is John Ford
's older brother, Francis Ford
. Francis was a silent film actor and director in his own right, who died two years after the film was made. See more
When John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara go by the old castle, they see that a small stream has to be crossed. Maureen O'Hara takes off her shoes and nylons. She first removers her shoes, then her right knee length nylon stocking. She then removes her left stocking, but upon removal, we can see in her hand, along with the stocking, a pair of black panties. 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.
Referenced in Best Ever Family Films
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Played at the horse race
Reprised at the wedding See more