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 !
Did You Know?
After forming a new production company called Renowned Artists with Ronald Colman and Tay Garnett in 1937, John Ford announced "The Quiet Man" as the company's first production. As no adequate financing could be raised, the Renowned was dissolved without making any films. 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.
Featured in The John Wayne Anthology
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