The Quiet Man 70th Anniversary presented by TCM
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- John Wayne
- Maureen O'Hara
- Barry Fitzgerald
- Ward Bond
- Victor McLaglen
- Mildred Natwick
- Francis Ford
- Eileen Crowe
- May Craig
- Arthur Shields
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This was the first time I saw this on the big screen; saw it first on TV and it's been my favourite movie ever since. Seeing it on the big screen so justified it being awarded an Oscar for cinematography!
Quality of film on the big screen was really good. Delightful story and beautiful scenery.
The most purely enjoyable of all the great Ford films. [18 Sep 1998, p.J]
The Quiet Man showcases [Wayne] as the leading man in an old fashioned romantic drama. Cast against type, Wayne pulls it off with aplomb, largely because his tremendous screen presence allows him to get away with gaffes that would sink other actors.
If it’s an ungainly variety, it doesn’t suggest directorial sloppiness, but the warmth of oral tradition as it dances around a cluster of themes (belonging, redemption, reconciliation) with the vigor of a yarn spun, porter in hand, alongside an open fire.