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The Quiet Man

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Original title
The Quiet Man
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
Frank S. Nugent, John Ford. Story: Maurice Walsh
Victor Young
Winton C. Hoch, Archie Stout
Republic Pictures
Comedy. Romance | Small Town Life (Non-North American). Romantic Comedy. Friendship
John Wayne stars as Sean Thornton, a retired American boxing champion trying to put tragedy behind him by returning to Innisfree, the bucolic Irish village of his birth. He purchases his birthplace from its current owner, enraging the wealthy and bellicose Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who had designs on the property. On arriving at his cottage, Thornton finds it being swept out by Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), a redheaded vision from whom he steals a not completely unwelcome kiss. After engaging in a subterfuge involving a horse race, some of the locals manage to get the disgruntled Red Will to allow his sister to be courted by the American. But the courtship ritual of the village is only the first of many local practices that the bewildered Thornton must endure if he is to have Mary Kate.
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1952: 2 Academy Awards: Best Director, Cinematography color. 7 Nominations
1952: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Director and Motion Picture Score
1952: National Board of Review: Best Film
1952: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1952: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
1952: Venice: OCIC Award
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