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.
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Did You Know?
In an interview John Wayne
said that the final fight scene was stylized to make it seem more interesting. The fighters use long, swinging "roundhouse" punches rather than the economical short punches a real prizefighter would use. See more
Some of the pipe tunes which are played are Scottish rather than Irish. Whilst it is not uncommon for Scottish and Irish musicians to play each other's tunes, the Quiet Man is clearly about Irishness, and so this is no doubt an oversight. 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.
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Music and Lyrics by Thomas Payne Westendorf
In the score after the wedding See more