The Quiet Man

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Synopsis

The Quiet Man tells the story of an Irish-American Prizefighter, who after killing an opponent in the ring, returns to Ireland in search of the quiet life. After buying back his ancestral home, he falls out with the local Squire and falls in love with the Squire's sister, which leads to the longest fist fight in cinematic history - far from the quiet life he envisioned!

Cast

  • 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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Trivia

  • Whenever John Wayne lights up a cigarette, he takes exactly two puffs before pitching it away. The only times he doesn't is before he kicks the bedroom door in and when sitting on the rock wall as he angrily walks home after being abandoned by Mary Kate in town.
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Goofs

  • In the race meeting scene, two pipers are shown playing. The pipes they are playing are Scottish pipes, characterized by having one bass and two tenor drones in addition to the chanter; traditional Irish pipes only have one bass and one tenor drone, plus the chanter.
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Quotes

    • "Red Will" Danaher: He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long.
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