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The Quiet Man ()


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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations.
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Sean Thornton
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Mary Kate Danaher
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Michaleen Oge Flynn
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Father Peter Lonergan
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Squire 'Red' Will Danaher
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The Widow Sarah Tillane
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Dan Tobin
Eileen Crowe ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Playfair
May Craig ...
Fishwoman with Basket at Station
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Reverend Cyril Playfair
Charles B. Fitzsimons ...
Hugh Forbes (as CHARLES fitzSIMONS)
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Father Paul (as James Lilburn)
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Owen Glynn (as Sean McGlory)
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Ignatius Feeney (as Jack McGowran)
Joseph O'Dea ...
Molouney - Train Guard
Eric Gorman ...
Costello - Engine Driver
Kevin Lawless ...
Train Fireman
Paddy O'Donnell ...
Railway Porter
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Man in Bar (uncredited)
Tony Canzoneri ...
Boxing Second (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Mother (uncredited)
Maureen Coyne ...
Dan Tobin's Daughter - Ireland (uncredited)
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Dermot Fahy (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ...
Dan Tobin's Daughter - USA (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ...
Ring Physician (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Danaher Brother (uncredited)
Robert Foy ...
Driver of Cart Across River (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
General (uncredited)
D.R.O. Hatswell ...
Guppy (uncredited)
John Horan ...
Man at Railway Station (uncredited)
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Police Constable (uncredited)
Billy Jones ...
Bugler (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ...
Nell - Maid (uncredited)
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Pub Extra (uncredited)
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Father Paul's Mother (uncredited)
Jim McVeigh ...
Man Following Cart Across River (uncredited)
Jim Morrin ...
Roof Thatcher (uncredited)
Al Murphy ...
Boxing Referee (uncredited)
Michael O'Brian ...
Musha Musha Man (uncredited)
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Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
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Man in Bar (uncredited)
Web Overlander ...
Hugh Bailey - Stationmaster (uncredited)
Bob Perry ...
Trooper Thorn's Ringside Trainer (uncredited)
Darla Ridgeway ...
Girl (uncredited)
Freddy Ridgeway ...
Boy (uncredited)
Jack Roper ...
Tony Gardello - Boxer (uncredited)
Philip Stainton ...
Anglican Bishop (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant Hanan (uncredited)
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Pat Cohan - Publican (uncredited)
Melinda Wayne ...
Girl on Wagon at Horse Race (uncredited)
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Teenage Boy at Races (uncredited)
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Boy on Wagon at Horse Race (uncredited)
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Teenage Girl at Races (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Frank S. Nugent ... (screenplay)
 
Maurice Walsh ... (from the story by)
 
John Ford ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Merian C. Cooper ... producer (uncredited)
John Ford ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Victor Young

Cinematography by

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Winton C. Hoch ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jack Murray

Editorial Department

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Barbara Ford ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Al Horowitz ... editorial (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Frank Hotaling

Set Decoration by

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John McCarthy Jr. ... (set decorations)
Charles S. Thompson ... (set decorations) (as Charles Thompson)

Costume Design by

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Adele Palmer ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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James R. Barker ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Peggy Gray ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bob Mark ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Web Overlander ... makeup artist: John Wayne (uncredited)
Fay Smith ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lee Lukather ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Patrick Ford ... second unit director (uncredited)
Edward O'Fearna ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Albert Podlansky ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Wingate Smith ... assistant director (uncredited)
John Wayne ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Francis Frank ... drapery (uncredited)
F.B. Gibbs ... construction (uncredited)
Dudley Holmes ... props (uncredited)
Clément Hurel ... poster artist (uncredited)
Gordon Lantz ... construction (uncredited)
Ralph Oberg ... art department (uncredited)
Lou Shields ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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T.A. Carman ... sound (as T. A. Carman)
Howard Wilson ... sound
Daniel J. Bloomberg ... sound (uncredited)
David H. Moriarty ... sound (uncredited)
W.O. Watson ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Howard Lydecker ... special effects (uncredited)
Theodore Lydecker ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joe Fair ... riding double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Patrick Ford ... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Post Park ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Archie Stout ... second unit photography
Ray Bensfield ... best boy (uncredited)
Ben Bishop ... first grip (uncredited)
Roman Freulich ... still photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Graham ... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Guerin ... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Harrison ... second grip (uncredited)
Ben Moran ... grip (uncredited)
Bob Stafford ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bud Thackery ... process photographer (uncredited)
Bill Wade ... camera department (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Neva Bourne ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Adele Palmer ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Robert Ramsey ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ted Towey ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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J.T. Bourke ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo Arnaud ... orchestrator (uncredited)
R. Dale Butts ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jerry Roberts ... musical director (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Fred Manning ... transportation (uncredited)
Slim Metcalfe ... transportation (uncredited)
Frenchie Valin ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Francis Cugat ... Technicolor color consultant
Herbert J. Yates ... presenter
D.J. Bloomberg ... chief engineer (uncredited)
W.B. Eason ... morning operations (uncredited)
Mort Goodman ... publicist (uncredited)
N.E. Gourson ... studio physician (uncredited)
D.R.O. Hatswell ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Martin Horwitz ... stock room (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... head wrangler (uncredited)
Pete Matsk ... labour department (uncredited)
E. Schroeder ... film library (uncredited)
Father Stack ... technical advisor: religion (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Hal Swanson ... projectionist (uncredited)
Fred Vinson ... studio first aid (uncredited)
Harry Williams ... accountant (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'homme tranquille (France)
  • Der Sieger (Germany)
  • El hombre tranquilo (Spain)
  • L'home tranquil (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Den tavse mand (Denmark)
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  • 129 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia At the film's conclusion, after the credits, we see Kate and Sean standing in their garden waving good-bye. Maureen O'Hara turns to John Wayne and whispers something in his ear, evoking a priceless reaction from Wayne. What was said was known only to O'Hara, Wayne and director John Ford. In exchange for saying this unscripted bit of text, O'Hara insisted that the exact line never be disclosed by any involved parties. In her memoirs she says that she refused to say the line at first as she "couldn't possibly say that to Duke", but Ford insisted, claiming he needed a genuine shock reaction from Wayne. The line remains a mystery to this day. See more »
Goofs When Mary Kate interrupts the father fly fishing after storming off, the father says that he has been fishing for a particular wily salmon for ten years. Salmon almost always expire after returning to fresh water to spawn (at an age of four years or so) and a keen fisherman would know this. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Directed by John Ford (1971). See more »
Soundtracks The Wild Colonial Boy See more »
Quotes Mary Kate Danaher: Could you use a little water in your whiskey?
Michaleen Flynn: When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.
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