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The Quiet Man 70th Anniversary presented by TCM

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Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures are bringing The Quiet Man to select cinemas on March 13 and 17, including exclusive insights from TCM. Celebrating 70 years, John Ford’s THE QUIET MAN is simply one of the greatest love stories ever told. John Wayne is retired boxer Sean Thornton who makes a pilgrimage to his home village in Ireland in order to claim his family’s estate. He meets his match in the spirited young Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara) only to find himself confronted by her belligerent brother and the town’s strict customs. An Oscar winner for Best Director and Cinematography, this Republic Pictures classic lives on in the hearts of moviegoers and moviemakers alike.


  • 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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4.9 out of 5
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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!

Michael H
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Quality of film on the big screen was really good. Delightful story and beautiful scenery.

Angie G



The most purely enjoyable of all the great Ford films. [18 Sep 1998, p.J]

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli

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.

Metacritic review by Carson Lund
Carson Lund
Slant Magazine