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?
In a brief, uncredited cameo, actor Robert Armstrong
appears as "the Sergeant Major," blowing the bugle to start the horse race. Armstrong, who played the show-biz producer Carl Denham in King Kong
(1933), reprised the Denham role in Mighty Joe Young
(1949), a John Ford
/Merian C. Cooper
production, just before "The Quiet Man" - directed by Ford - went into production. See more
Michaeleen introduces Sean to Mary Kate as from Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, USA. However, "Steel", "pig-iron furnaces", and "slag heaps" are more generally associated with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (Note: this is an obvious comedic device, showing that Michaeleen is not familiar with US geography.) 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.
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Music and Lyrics by Arthur Colahan
Sung by patrons of the Pub See more