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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
Barry Fitzgerald
Ward Bond
Victor McLaglen
Directors
John Ford
Screenwriters
Maurice Walsh
Frank S Nugent
Running Time
129 minutes

The Quiet Man
Wayne conquers rural Ireland


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Plot
Pittsburgh pugilist Sean Thornton returns to his Irish village of Innisfree and falls for strong-willed, flame-haired colleen Mary Kate Danaher, whose short-fused brother Red Will opposes the match and deeply resents widow Sarah Tillane selling a cottage he had coveted to `a dirty Yank'.


Verdict
Ideal Sunday afternoon fare.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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