THE QUIET MAN
1952, Paramount, 129 min, USA, Dir: John Ford

John Wayne is the quiet man of the title, a former boxer returning home to his Irish birthplace who falls in love with feisty Maureen O’Hara and butts heads with her big brother (Victor McLaglen). Ireland has never looked so emerald green as in this rowdy shaggy-dog story that’s filled to the brim with brawling, romance and general tomfoolery. With Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond. Winner of Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography (by Winston C. Hoch and Archie Stout).