THE QUIET MAN

Film Reviews

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DIRECTOR: John Ford

NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION

May Contain Spoilers!

Will we be adding this to our collection?YES

John Wayne died the year after I was born and as such grew up with the image of a man who as a gung-ho American action heroic icon, often propagated by his legendary feature films with director, John Ford. But here, instead of a Western, we have a gentle, solid and timeless comedy in which The Quiet Man (Wayne), returns to his home village in Ireland in the 1920’s to get away from tragedy in the U.S.

Wayne’s boxing career had ending in tragedy when he killed his opponent in the ring and racked with guilt, he vows never to fight again. Once in Ireland, probably the worst place in the world to try to up hold such a vow, he falls out with his burly neighbour Will…

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