The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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A weary American ex-boxer returns to the Irish hamlet of his childhood and tries to take a spirited lass as his wife, despite the strenuous objections of her brawling brother. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards and winner of 2, including Best Director.
Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2016]
Call Number: BLU F QUIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (6 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 15 cm)
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Alternative Title: Quiet man (Motion picture)

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uuftk
Aug 03, 2020

If you like Ireland, John Wayne, Maureen O' Hara, or John Ford, especially if a combination of two or all three--then this movie is for you. This picture is beautifully rolling in green vistas of technicolor. A gem of its time, and one of Ford best non-western films. I own a prior copy to this Criterion, and I can say the remaster is incredible. The story is based around marriage, and unites an American to the coasts of his long-lost family heritage. O' Hara being the love interest, an actual Irishman born and raised. All shot on location. This movie is brimming with history, from one of films' greatest directors and actors, and all shot on the emerald coast. A classic of classics, this movie is.

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thewaterbeetle
Jul 08, 2020

To be fair, I didn't finish the movie. If John Wayne were actually playing a quiet man in the film then it'd be more convincing. The fiery red head is more a whiny put on than a real Irish brave, bold spirit. Glad I didn't spend my time watching it.

🌈 The commenter below is having his little joke. The movie has always been in colour, and glorious Technicolor it is, too, what with Mary Kate's red hair and the green Irish countryside. Maybe he saw it on a black & white TV first.

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rjw120
Dec 17, 2019

GREAT MOVIE- preferred the black and white version ( original ). Don't liked colourization of these olden, golden goodies

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Tony_Jeffers
Aug 12, 2019

SPOIL ALERT!
The description contains one of the most blatant Spoils I've ever seen. There is a lot more that can be said about this great movie with out giving away the most important revelation of the story. The description needs to be removed and replaced with the excellent one in the Opinion section of the record.

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lindacat
Aug 12, 2019

One of my favorite movies of all time. I'm wondering why Maureen's brother (the handsome IRA guy in the movie with the black hair) didn't become a huge star - but I guess he wanted to be a lawyer instead. We are all lonesome for "The Tribe" (Ireland) where ever it is.

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SAPL454
Mar 29, 2019

A very classic John Wayne movie. I loved it!

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BBRUTTIG
Mar 20, 2019

A classic movie of how Irish life is perceived by Hollywood. Lots of stereotypes and clichés. But a fun movie that romantic Irish life with alcohol, priests, fighting, pubs, town people and Americans are perceived.

A typical John Wayne rousing adventure, light comedy fun movie.

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akirakato
Apr 12, 2018

Directed by John Ford in 1952 based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story of the same name by Maurice Walsh, this American dramedy shows the life of the quiet man in Ireland's countryside.
When I read the cover, I expected a serious drama.
An hour into the film, it seems slow-paced and all the actors appear overacting.
I almost stopped watching halfway through, but I kept watching simply because somebody told me it's one of the best movies.
Well, I'll tell you this is one of the worst flicks.
Since I expected too much, this dramedy totally disappointed me.

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Eilleen1920
Jul 26, 2016

This is one of the best movies that you could ever watch! I have enjoyed it my whole life, and is my favorite movie. John and Maureen did magnificent acting in their roles. Recommended to those who enjoy movies.

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Jan 20, 2014

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Apr 16, 2013

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Monolith
Jan 01, 2013

Ignatius Feeney (being served a meal by Mary Kate with other workmen, talking about Sean Thornton): "...I saw him meself this mornin'... A tall, handsome man... as I was passin' the chapel." Mary Kate Danaher: "If you'd pass the pub, as fast as you pass the chapel -- you'd be better off! Ya little squint." (throws a potato on his plate)

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Monolith
Jan 01, 2013

Michaleen Oge Flynn (on seeing the broken bed): "Impetuous! Homeric!"

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Monolith
Jan 01, 2013

Squire "Red" Will Danaher: "I'll count three, and if you're not out of the house by then, I'll loose the dogs on you." Sean Thornton: "If you say 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'."

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