The Quiet Man

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Quiet Man
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.


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Nov 13, 2014
  • alley_cat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just noticed that the blu-ray version of The Quiet Man, one of my favorite films, is on order. It's too bad that Olive Films got the rights to it because they are notorious for omitting English subtitles and closed captions. I know that many library users will find the Irish-accented dialogue difficult to understand even if their hearing is perfect. Personally, I hate to see anyone rewarding Olive Films for such callousness toward the public, since it would cost them very little to include optional closed-captions. Otherwise, thanks for all the good work!

Nov 02, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely love this movie, it is an Irish "Taming of the Shrew." Wayne and O'Hara had such incredible chemistry! I enjoyed the courtship scenes and the whole story. But beware: this movie is from a time when women were not afraid of strong men: they actually wanted one in their lives! ;-)

Oct 11, 2014
  • drygon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best non-western for Mr. Wayne. Super enjoyable! Great story, directing, acting, setting, character chemistry and stereo types! Never visited Ireland, but this movie invites the inclination too. Unfortunately, 60+ years to late...

Sep 28, 2014


Jan 20, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I detested this film!Yes the sets were nice, but the acting was sub-par and the misogynistic attitudes in the film were horrid! John Wayne's character balks at the outdated Irish custom of courting rituals: needing a male family member to give permission for a woman to be married, and the payment of a dowry. Yet, as much as he professes that it should be in Ireland as it is in America, where a woman is her own person and makes her own decisions, he had no qualms about physically pushing, dragging, and kicking her behind when he decided she needed to come with him. And then an older female character runs up & hands him a large stick, telling him it was to be used to beat his wife. Horrible!!! It's no wonder so many of we women who were born in the 1950's (when the film was made) made such poor relationship choices when these kind of behaviors were routinely romanticized in the era in which we were raised. Yes, the film may be a classic, but just because it is a classic does that deem it worthy of being revered today?

Nov 03, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are well-matched in this one. Loved the tension between the two. " Bicycles built for two" ... what a great invention. This is an enjoyable movie set in the luscious countryside of Ireland. Quite enjoyable!

Jan 01, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely one of my favorite John Ford movies, earning him his fourth directorial Oscar, and apparently one of his too, as he went to extremes to make it. This sweet, romantic story is full of charm, and humor. I'm a Duke fan for sure, and he was excellent, but the most memorable performances for me are from tipsy Barry Fitzgerald, with his "Thon Shornton"s, and his horse who stopped at the pub for him from force of habit (priceless). And, even more so, from Maureen O'Hara. I don't know if was that flaming red hair against the green pastures of Ireland, or her equally fiery temperament, (which genuinely defined a woman being sexy when they get mad -- for me), or all of it, but she was really special. (Still alive -- 92!) Hilarious traveling fistfight with a break at the pub; etc., etc. Grainy Technicolor, dropouts, defects and all... I love this movie. FIVE STARS.

Dec 31, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Must See - The Quiet Man (1952) 129 min. John Wayne is at his finest in this sensitive heartwarming story which was beautifully shot. It won Best Director and Cinemetography at the 1953 Oscars and garnered nominations for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Victor McLaglen), Sound, Art Direction.


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Nov 02, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 20, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 16, 2013
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Jan 01, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ignatius Feeney (being served a meal by Mary Kate with other workmen, talking about Sean Thornton): "...I saw him meself this mornin'... A tall, handsome man... as I was passin' the chapel." Mary Kate Danaher: "If you'd pass the pub, as fast as you pass the chapel -- you'd be better off! Ya little squint." (throws a potato on his plate)

Jan 01, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Michaleen Oge Flynn (on seeing the broken bed): "Impetuous! Homeric!"

Jan 01, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Squire "Red" Will Danaher: "I'll count three, and if you're not out of the house by then, I'll loose the dogs on you." Sean Thornton: "If you say 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'."


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