Quiet Man

Wayne, John

SKU: 887090600606

UPC 887090600606
Release Date 2016-10-25
Studio Olive Films
Discs 1
Length 129
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis One of John Ford's most cherished projects, THE QUIET MAN took years to finance but became one of his greatest box-office successes and an enduringly beloved classic. John Wayne stars as Sean Thornton, a retired American boxing champion trying to put tragedy behind him by returning to Innisfree, the bucolic Irish village of his birth. He purchases his birthplace from its current owner, enraging the wealthy and bellicose Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who had designs on the property. On arriving at his cottage, Thornton finds it being swept out by Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), a redheaded vision from whom he steals a not completely unwelcome kiss. After engaging in a subterfuge involving a horse race, some of the locals manage to get the disgruntled Red Will to allow his sister to be courted by the American. But the courtship ritual of the village is only the first of many local practices that the bewildered Thornton must endure if he is to have Mary Kate. Wayne gives a surprisingly nuanced performance as the fish out of water, and he is perfectly matched with the radiantly rambunctious O'Hara. The rest of the cast is splendid as well, and the lush color photography garnered an Academy Award for Winston Hoch. John Ford also won an Oscar for his directing, and it's impossible not to be charmed by the artistry with which he weaves his rollicking, robust tale.Impetuous -- Homeric Barry Fitzgerald (Michaeleen Oge Flynn) after seeing the broken bridal bed in the Thornton home. Here's a stick to beat the lovely lady. May Craig (village woman) as Sean Thornton drags his bride Mary Kate home.An American boxer retires to his native Ireland where he tames the town bully and a strong-willed woman.Shot in Technicolor. Additional cast members: Eileen Crowe (Mrs. Playfair), May Craig (Woman), Charles Fitzsimmons (Forbes), Sean McGlory (Owen Glynn), Joseph O'Dea (Guard), Kevin Lawless (Fireman), Paddy O'Donnell (Porter) and Web Overlander (Station Master). Francis Cugat was the Technicolor consultant....Gorgeous cinematography...[I]t's Ford's dream of Oirland, pure fantasy, and a film to cherish if you have any Irish in you...With its vivid color scheme of bright scarlet and emerald green THE QUIET MAN could almost be a fairy tale....Ford’s themes here are fulfillment, fertility and renewal...
Cast Merian C. Cooper (Producer)
Victor Young (Composer)
Barry Fitzgerald (Star)
John Wayne (Star)
Ward Bond (Star)
John Ford (Producer)
Victor McLaglen (Star)
Mildred Natwick (Star)
John Ford (Director)
Arthur Shields (Star)
Maurice Walsh (Screenwriter)
Maureen O'Hara (Star)
Winton C. Hoch (Director of Photography)
Frank Hotaling (Art Director)
Jack Murray (Editor)
Richard Llewellyn (Screenwriter)
Francis Ford (Star)
Frank S. Nugent (Screenwriter)
Archie Stout (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Mastered from 4k scan of original camera negative Audio Commentary with John Ford Biographer Joseph McBride A Tribute to Maureen O'Hara with Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills, and Ally Sheedy Don't You Remember It, Sednin?: John Ford's The Quiet Man - a visual essay by historian and John Ford expert Tag Gallagher Free Republic: The Story of Herbert J. Yates and Republic Pictures The Old Man: Peter Bogdanovich Remembers John Ford The Making of The Quiet Man - 1992 featurette Written and Hosted by Leonard Maltin Full Frame - 1.37 Audio: Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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