“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, climatic, semi-comic fist fight. It was an official selection of the 1952 Venice Film Festival. “The Quiet Man” is a collision course between an anti-materialistic, Irish-American boxer nicknamed 'Trooper Thornton' (Wayne) in the town of Innisfree in the land of his Irish birthplace and a local, mean bully (McLaglen). They became further entangled when he fell in love with the man's fiesty, red-haired, materialistic sister (O'Hara) who refused to consummate her marriage without her dowry (350 Irish pounds in gold). The story was inspired by a Celtic myth about a monumental battle between two sacred kings (gods) who annually fought for the affections of a queen (or goddess). This classic film won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. In 2013, “The Quiet Man” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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