Flicks in Five: The Quiet Man

by Lynne Warfel
March 10, 2015

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As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Flicks in Five looks at John Ford's 1952 film about an American prizefighter who visits Ireland.

As Sean Thornton, John Wayne gets more than he bargained for, both in a romance with a fiery Irish lass played by Maureen O'Hara, and in one of the best comic fights of all time with Victor McLaughlin.

John Wayne starred as the Quiet Man, and for the score, composer Victor Young made a detailed study of original Irish folk tunes.

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