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When I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day was heralded by an annual airing of The Quiet Man on New York television. This year, Irish-Americans and film buffs alike have a new way to celebrate with Olive Films’ release of an excellent feature-length documentary called Dreaming the Quiet Man. Bearing a 2012 copyright, produced by the Irish Film Board and directed by Sé Merry Doyle, this entertaining film, narrated by Gabriel Byrne, follows three streams: the tourist industry that has grown up around the village of Cong, where the movie was shot in 1951, the making of the film (including rare color home footage and the memories of some locals who participated), and a look at ...
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- Leonard Maltin
“Two women in the house – and one of them a redhead!”
The Quiet Man (1952) is one of Hollywood’s most beloved movies and you’ll have a chance to see it on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater next weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, March 14th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. Admission is only $5.
John Ford’s flamboyant tribute to Irish-Americans, The Quiet Man may be full of all-too-familiar Irish stereotypes, ranging from a fondness for spirits to the love of a good fight, but it’s delivered with great skill and broad humor and at its heart is a good-natured, old-fashioned romance. The action takes place in Sea Verge (Ireland), around 1933 and tells the story of “Sean Thornton” (John Wayne), “a quiet peace loving man come home from America”, He’s a »
- Tom Stockman
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