Once in a generation – The Quiet Man
Returning to the Ireland of his birth, director John Ford fashions a irresistible valentine to the “Auld Sod” in The Quiet Man. Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton , recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, Thornton has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow Tillane, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Red Will Danaher, who coveted the property for himself. By and by, Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate. Her insistence that Thornton conduct his courtship in a proper Irish manner-with puckish matchmaker Michaeleen Flynn along for the ride as “chaperone”–is but one obstacle to their future happiness: the other is Danaher, who spitefully refuses to give his consent to his sister’s marriage, or to honor the tradition of paying a dowry to Thornton.
Size: 320mm x 450m (12 1/2″ x 17 3/4″)