Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Quiet Man"(1952)
Posted on 03/17/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Today being St. Patrick's Day, what better pick for today's feature could there be than this one?
That was a good movie.
I never thought Maureen O’Hara was all that beautiful but there was something about her I really liked.
Tradition in our household...Smithwicks, Bushmills, potato chips and The Quiet Man with a possible viewing of Waking Ned Devine. Being Scots/Irish isn’t so bad. :-)
Maureen O’Hara not all that beautiful!?! Saints preserve us! Ah, would ye be after tellin’ me boyo, is there somethin’ wrong with yer eyes now?
Her film with John Wayne Rio Bravo...she is breathtakingly beautiful. Her first film was Hitchcocks. Jamaica Inn. 19 when she made that film.
‘’Being Scot/Irish isn’t so bad :-)’’<, No tisin’t. Long as it’s more Irish than Scot. :-)
The Quiet Man is near the top of my all-time favorite movies list. It is the shame that the film quality is not what it could be.
Bless yer kind and gentle heart! Sure ‘n’ this is a lass to love for any man!
What happens if you are more Scot than Irish?
“never thought Maureen OHara was all that beautiful”
Looks like Helen Thomas’s slightly less evil sister.
Always liked that movie....
I guess it has something to do with red hair. I have never liked red hair although it runs heavily in my family.
I still remember when our first baby was born. The nurse brought me in and the first thing I thought was “oh no, red hair”. It eventually turned blonde thank goodness.
Her film with John Wayne Rio Bravo...she is breathtakingly beautiful.????
That wasn’t Maureen O’Hara. That was Angie Dickinson.
I think since Medieval times women with red hair were thought, if not to be hand-maidens of the Devil outright, they were felt to have a strong disposition and were often viewed as less than the weaker sex. If memory serves me well I think Queen Elizabeth(daughter of Henry the Eighth was a redhead). Italians have been known to call redheads ‘’La Donna Fiero ‘’woman of fire’ or a ‘’fiery woman’’ referring to temperament. My familys ancestors were all from Ireland. My late mother was a redhead, my dad had jet black hair.Of seven kids, five boys and two girls only my youngest brother has reddish brown hair. Myself and my three other brothers all had black hair, now it’s mostly grey. My younger sister had hair that was black as coal and blue eyes and my youngest sister had very dark brown hair and green eyes. Alas though, I read somewhere that the gene that produces red hair in men and women is disappearing from the human genome and will be gone in a few hundred years.
Simple laddie, yer not that Irish, are ye now?
Lovely! Sure ‘n’ hide this from the clergy!
It is interesting how red hair appears in families. My Mother had black hair although all her ancestors going back as far as we could go were Scottish. Daddy had light brown hair and same for him except one GGrand Mother who was a Collins which I think is Irish.
All of their 5 children were either black headed or brown, yet nearly every one of their Grandchildren are red heads.
Ah, the Lord moves in many ways in the makin’ of all things great ‘n’ small, eh? And if I may your Lordship/Ladyship, there isn’t anything human or animal that’s “Scottish’’. It’s “Scot’’. As in “He’s a Scot’’ or ‘’She’s a Scotswoman’’ or ‘’The Scots’’. Mark me well darlin’ were ye to make that mistake around Scots sure ‘n’ they would let you know and how!
Yep...Rio Grande...sorry bout that.
‘’Collins’’ is indeed very Irish. However, as my own family research has shown many Irish names thought to be Irish, were actually Scot in origin. Many of the names with ‘’Mc’’ (as is part of my surname) are Scot in origin.Many Irish names were changed over generations for many reasons. Religious reasons, either marrying into or out of a Catholic or Protestant family or changed in order to enroll in an institute of higher learning, join the military or when immigrating here to America to hide a criminal record or a politically troubled past or to better fit into America society, to be ‘’free of the smell of the peat’’ as the saying went.
I suspect she was Irish but you can never be certain. She was small and judging from her 9 children’s looks was probably attractive.
She was also kin to Florida Governor LeRoy Collins but I am not sure exactly what but probably was a Cousin.
Great!Lines were superb.
Was this your first time to see it?
It is common for St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland for family parties to include the playing of both “The Quiet Man” and “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.”
Just watched if for the first time a couple months ago. What a hoot!!
One of my favorite films. It is a hoot.
Saw this film as a kid...the banshee scared the stuffing out of me.
I recently saw an interview with the producers or whatever they were, of the Bond movies. It was an old interview but was included on a new DVD set.
They said they saw Connery in “Darby O’Gill” and agreed he would be a good Bond.
Oh yes. :-)
“Danagher, you take the man’s hand or I’ll read yer name in the Mass on Sunday!”
“I’d join the Church of England first!”
“As if they’d have you.”
“He’ll regret it to his dying day...if ever he lives that long.”
This film is FULL of great lines.
Yep. I think it was Cubby Broccoli’s wife who saw the film and she responded very positively to Connery and thought he should audition for the Bond role. The rest, as they say, is motion picture history.
In that same interview he mentioned dining with Connery. When they got the bill, Sean told him that when he was a kid in Scotland, his entire family could have lived for a month with that amount of money.
My daughter’s name comes from this movie.
I think he actually says “I’d join the Church of Ireland first!”
Her film with John Wayne Rio Bravo..
I have most of John Wayne s movies and have hundreds of others but watch the quit man more than any of them.
It took Wayne a long time to get to the top but once he got there he stayed a long time.