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?
While all other saddled horses are seen with English saddles (as would be expected in Ireland during that time period), Sean's (John Wayne
's) horse is saddled with a US Army-issue McClellan cavalry saddle. See more
When Mary Kate and Sean drive to town in the buggy, the horn is on the left hand side of the bulkhead. When Mary Kate interrupts the father fly fishing after storming off, it has moved to the right side. 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.
The Isle of Innisfree
Music and Lyrics by Dick Farrelly
Adapted by John Ford
, Charles B. Fitzsimons
, and Maureen O'Hara
Performed by Maureen O'Hara See more