Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin
Includes interviews with Michael Wayne, Toni Wayne LaCara and Andrew V. McLaglen.
Newly re-mastered in HD from a 4K SCAN of the ORIGINAL NEGATIVE. John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people. Sean Thornton (John Wayne) in an American boxer who swears off fighting after he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring. Returning to the Irish town of his youth, he purchases the home of his birth and finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). But her insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Barry Fitzgerald along for the ride as "chaperone" is but one obstacle to their future happiness: the other is her brother (Victor McLaglen), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband. Sean could care less about dowries, he would've punched out the bullying McLaglen long ago if he hadn't sworn off fighting. But when Mary Kate accuses him of being a coward and walks out on him, Sean is finally ready to take matters into his own hands, the resulting fistfight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed, followed by one of the most memorable reconciliations in movie history! The Quiet Man won a total of two Academy Awardsr including Best Director (Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nomination including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).
I wnat a house in the middle of smal village, full of this Irish esence, but I not sure that if a I go there I will fine the same. It really doesn't matter because I love itPublished 2 days ago by Maria Suarez-barcena Gondra
Loved this movie. John Wayne is one of my favorite actors. I have seen this movie several times but I love watching it over again.Published 4 days ago by Betty Gallagher
I thought it was a very cute movie and a thought the scenery was great!Published 5 days ago by Mountain Girl
Love John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara together. We just came back from Ireland so we rented this to watch again and see what places we recognized from our trip.Published 5 days ago by Greg Smith
John Wayne is one of my childhood heroes, I really enjoyed watching this movie again. It brings back memories. Funny and good acting.Published 10 days ago by De Villiers Sarah
we laughed, ...really a ridiculous story line...but funny none the lessPublished 11 days ago by John3:16
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|Quiet Man Blu-Ray Extras?||
See the review at Blu-ray.com. The only special feature included is an old documentary, hosted by Leonard Maltin, which was on the previous DVD releases. Unfortunately, a couple of extras from the "Collector's Edition" DVD (the Maureen O'Hara commentary and Memories of Ireland doc)... Read More
Jan 16, 2013 by John D. Segale | See all 16 posts
|Wouldn't It Have Been Nice . . .||
If you're a Netflix member, you can now stream it and there are English subtitles available. The print is good too.
Jan 5, 2015 by mhn92 | See all 4 posts
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