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1952 Oscar-winning movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man is a 1952 Technicolor American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank S. Nugent was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story of the same name by Maurice Walsh, later published as part of a collection The Green Rushes. The film is notable for Winton Hoch's lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. It was an official selection of the 1952 Venice Film Festival.

Cast and Crew

Maureen O'HaraMary Kate Danaher
John WayneSean Thornton
John Forddirector

Video Products

John Wayne Collector's Pack, 24 Jul 2001
3-disc boxed set, includes Rio Grande, Sands of Iwo Jima and The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man - Collector's Edition DVD, 22 Oct 2002
Includes commentary by Maureen O'Hara and other materials
The Quiet Man, 26 Mar 2002


Freedom's Flicks: The 20 best libertarian movies of all time, Libertarian Party News, Nov 1999
Reports on The Orange County Register editors' choices for "20 Best Libertarian Movies of All Time"; includes short descriptions for each movie as well as "best libertarian moments" for the top ten
9. The Quiet Man (1951). Kind of a John Ford Western set in director Ford's beloved Ireland, with epic fistfights over Maureen O'Hara and no government in sight. Besides, we couldn't have a Top 20 list like this without John Wayne on it. Best libertarian moment: The barroom brawls where disagreements were settled voluntarily—without even the interference of the police.

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