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?
, who plays the character of the Roman Catholic Michaleen Oge Flynn, and Arthur Shields
, who played the Protestant vicar Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair, were brothers in real life. They also appeared together in director John Ford
's The Long Voyage Home
(1940). They were both Protestants born in Dublin, Ireland. Shields was the family name. The Oscar-winner Fitzgerald, who was nearly eight years older than his brother, was born William Joseph Shields. See more
When John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are first driven along the edge of the water, by Michaleen Oge Flynn, (Barry Fitzgerald), John Wayne offers to give her a lift off the trap, but Maureen O'Hara decides to jump down unaided. As this is going on, one can see the backdrop of Lough Corrib and its many and distant islands, beyond. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara then start to walk in front of the trap and the camera changes to a different view, which shows them walking by the river in Cong, barely twenty feet wide. 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.
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Colahan
Sung by patrons of the Pub See more