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Thumbnail for The Quiet Man (1952) The Quiet Man (1952)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Romance FilmSub-Category: romantic comedy, comedy-dramaNarrative location: Ireland, InnisfreeRuntime: 124 - 129 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, IrishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Cong, County Mayo, Ashford Castle, Ballyglunin railway station, Clifden, Connemara, Thoor Ballylee, Galway, OughterardDirector: John FordScreenwriter: Richard Llewellyn, Frank S. Nugent, John FordBased on: The Green RushesMusic: Victor YoungCinematography: Winton Hoch, Archie StoutStars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Joseph O'Dea, Arthur Shields, Francis Ford, Jack MacGowran Producer: Merian C. Cooper, John FordAwards won: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Winton Hoch, Archie Stout)
Academy Award for Best Director (John Ford)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color
Academy Award for Best Picture (John Ford, Merian C. Cooper)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Victor McLaglen)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Frank S. Nugent)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank S. Nugent was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh entitled The Green Rushes. The film is notable for Winton Hoch's lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. It was an official selection of the 1952 Venice Film Festival. The film won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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