Flashback Classic: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man (1952) on Blu-ray

Sean Thornton (John Wayne, Sands of Iwo Jima), an American boxer with a tragic past, returns to the Irish town of his youth. There, he purchases his childhood home and falls in love with the fiery local lass, Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara, Rio Grande). But Kate's insistence that Sean conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner with matchmaker Michaleen Oge Flynn (Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way) along for the ride as chaperone is but one obstacle to their future together; the other is her brother, “Red” Danaher (Victor McLaglen, Rio Grande), who spitefully refuses to give his consent to their marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to the husband. Sean couldn't care less about dowries or any other tradition that might stand in the way of his happiness. But when Mary Kate accuses him of being a coward, Sean is finally ready to take matters into his own hands.

The Quiet Man would go on to win two Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Director (John Ford) and Best Cinematography and received five more nominations including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (McLaglen).
JOHN WAYNE (Rio Grande, True Grit, Sands of Iwo Jima)
MAUREEN O’HARA (Rio Grande, Miracle on 34th Street, McLintock!)
BARRY FITZGERALD (Going My Way, Union Station, Silver City)
WARD BOND (Johnny Guitar, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Maltese Falcon)
VICTOR MCLAGLEN (The Informer, Rio Grande, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
Directed by JOHN FORD (Rio Grande, The Searchers, How Green Was My Valley)
Original Year Released: 1952
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Olive Films (Signature)
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2016
Run Time: 129 minutes
- Mastered from 4K scan of original camera negative
- Audio commentary with John Ford biographer Joseph McBride
- Tribute to Maureen O'Hara with Ally Sheedy, Hayley Mills, and Juliet Mills
- “Don’t You Remember It, Seánín?: 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: Remembering John Ford" - an appreciation of the director with Peter Bogdanovich
- “The Making of The Quiet Man” – Written and hosted by Leonard Maltin

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