Classic Film Series

THE QUIET MAN (1952)

Classic Film Series
- One Show Only!
THE QUIET MAN (1952)
Saturday, March 14
Saturday: 10:30am
129 Minutes / Not Rated
Directed by: John Ford
Starring: John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent. (Directed by John Ford starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara).

Doors open at 10:00am - $5.00 admission - Harry Hamm of KMOX Radio will introduce the film
Touch of the Ould Sod Helps 'The Quiet Man' Show What He's Made Of
For, it is obvious that in "The Quiet Man," he (Ford) actually went to the Emerald Isle with some of his veteran players, then enlisted some Abbey Theatre stalwarts before turning his Technicolor cameras on those fine bhoyos and colleens, a rollicking tale and the green, dewy countryside to come up with as darlin' a picture as we've seen this year. Mr. Ford, and Frank S. Nugent, his scenarist, who used Maurice Walsh's story to arrive at a dialogue that is as tuneful as a lark's song, have themselves a rollicking time. It is not an involved tale that is being told. It is merely the story of Sean Thornton, who was born in Inis-free, went to Pittsburgh, where he became a steel-mill hand and a prize fighter and where he killed a man in the ring, a happenstance that drove him back to his birth-place seeking peace of mind and quiet. Let's face it. Mr. Ford is in love with Ireland, as is his cast, and they give us a fine, gay time while they're about it. - A.H. Weller - August 22, 1952 - New York Times