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 <email@example.com>
Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !
Did You Know?
had no double for the scene where John Wayne
drags her across the fields back to the village and got bruised by the rough terrain. See more
During the wedding reception when Will Danaher makes a toast to himself, the Widow Tillane can be seen in the background during the wide shot with her hands together holding a glass. During her close-up, her hands are apart, resting on the chair's arms. 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 Is That All There Is?
The Wild Colonial Boy
Adapted by Sean O'Casey
and Dennis O'Casey
Performed by John Wayne
, Ken Curtis
, and Francis Ford
and others in the Pub
Reprised a cappella by Wayne and Victor McLaglen See more