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The Quiet Man

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Quiet Man
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: a Republic production ; Herbert J. Yates presents ; John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's Argosy production ; directed by John Ford ; screenplay by Frank S. Nugent
Title: The quiet man
[videorecording]
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Distributed by Artisan Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Collector's ed
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
From the story of the same name by Maurice Walsh
Contents: Bonus features: Optional audio feature commentary with actor Maureen O'Hara ; optional original restored audio ; optional enhanced original restored audio ; theatrical trailers ; Featurette: The Making of The Quiet Man ; Featurette: The Joy of Ireland ; Stills montage: Remembering The Quiet Man ; Cast and crew [text feature] ; Production notes [text feature]
Credits: Director of photography, Winton C. Hoch ; art director, Frank Hotaling ; film editor, Jack Murray ; music, Victor Young ; costumes, Adele Palmer.
Performers: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford, Arthur Shields.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
System Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1 ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: English dialogue ; Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Ireland Social life and customs Drama Americans Ireland Drama Dowry Drama Man-woman relationships Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Romance films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Americans
Dowry
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 12528
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE Q
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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...

NOT CLOSED CAPTIONED. NOT FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED.

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 11, 2013
  • grahambanks rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I am not reviewing the quality of the movie itself. I gave this movie one star because THIS NEEDS A RESTORATION!

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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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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