Sunday Seconds with the Duke

The Quiet Man (1952)

Episode #4

Republic Pictures released The Quiet Man to theaters on September 14, 1952. John Ford directs the film which stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, and Barry Fitzgerald.

The Quiet Man Movie Summary

The Quiet Man begins with Sean Thornton (John Wayne) leaving his home in America to return to his birthplace in Ireland. Upon arriving he meets the colorful Michaleen Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald) and falls in love at first sight with a red haired Irish beauty named Mary Kate Danaher (played by Maureen O’Hara).

He visits the home he was born in and purchases it from the wealthy widow that owns it. Unfortunately he also gets on the wrong side of a suitor of the widow, Will Danaher, who also happens to be Mary Kate’s hot -headed brother. Will refuses to allow Sean and Mary Kate to court. Because of their local customs, Mary Kate will not court without her brother’s permission.

Sean’s new friends hatch a plot to deceive Will into allowing Mary Kate and Sean to marry. Will believes that after their wedding, the Widow Tillane will be his bride. During Sean and Mary Kate’s reception, Will blows up when he learns that he was tricked. He refused to give Mary Kate her rightful dowry.

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