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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Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !
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Republic head Herbert Yates wanted John Ford
to shoot using the studio's own TrueColor process, but Ford insisted on the vastly superior Technicolor. See more
During the fight, the last time Sean gets the bucket of water thrown on him, we hear him say, "Thanks," but his lips never move. 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 Brooklyn
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Played at the horse race
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