The Quiet Man (1952)

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  • Hi

    it looks like most of the photographs I put on have disappeared. I put all of the photographs on my gallery and transferred copies to the thread. Then I deleted the pictures from the gallery and they disappeared from the thread. Perhaps its a self regulating keeping us down to fifty pictures no matter what. I don't know.



    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Arthur,
    I noiced that yesterday, the only way to make 'em
    stick, is 'Go advanced' Click on the 'Inserts'
    Load them there, the you can put on more than
    one per post

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Hi Arthur.
    I should like to came with the rest of the Pat Cohan Bar story. So here came more quotes from The Complete Guide to The Quiet Man by Des MacHale. Even this story is a wonderful reading for a TQM Maniac’s like me and Bryan Varnam.
    As Sean Thornton and Michaeleen Oge Flynn enter Innisfree to the tune of The Kerry Dances there are many pairs of curious eyes anxious to identify the newly arrived stranger. Here we see one of the many breaks in continuity in The Quiet Man necessitated by Ford’s trimming the footage right down to the bone to satisfy Herb Yates’ demand. In the original screenplay there is a longish contribution at this stage from the narrator Father Lonergan (Ward Bond), which we quote for interest’s sake.
    “And so Sean Thornton came home to Inisfree, a peaceful little village, drowsing under the sun, with nothing to disturb its quaint serenity. The old houses, the cobbled streets, the friendly faces, it was all as he had dreamed it. In the square is the centuries-old Celtic cross which has stood unchanged through wars and rebellions, and across from it a well-known hostelry – The Sarsfield Arms, owned and managed by Pat Cohan”.
    Michaeleen, pipe in hand, now say to Sean:
    “Over here we pronounce it Co-han!” But he is actually answering the narrator in the previous intended version. Michaeleen has reached his promised land too – the bar – and he smilingly enters the hostelry. With a grin on his face, Sean follows him.


  • Here are a couple of posters, the second a 1957 re-issue. The second one is the poster used at the El Campanil Theater in Antioch, California last March when The Quiet Man was shown on the big screen.

  • Have you ever watched a film and wished you could somehow be sucked right into it and just live there a while?

    This is one of the few films I've ever seen that has made me to feel that.


    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

  • Tbone you are talking great things I have just that feeling about The Quiet Man but only for a short while.

  • I was watching my favorite JW film this weekend when a couple of new things came to my mind and I wanted to run them past the members to see if you could answer these questions for me.

    The first is in the scene near the end of the movie. The big fight has just broken out and Father Paul is reading from a book to the old man character played by Francis Ford who seems to be on his death bed.

    Does anyone know what book it is Father Paul is reading from?

    The other question has to do with the horse that pulls the cart that Micheleen Flynn drives in the movie. Any idea as to what type of horse that is?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!


    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

  • Oh Gosh, I feel dumb. Guess I should have checked the earlier posts.

    Sorry guys!


    "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."

  • T-bone I been sorry for your feelings, you shall not feel you dumb for your question. That could have been some new information about your questions and I can tell you all horses in TQM was owned and trained by a man named John Daly and the raise was just that Connemara Pony’s I told about earlier. So there is little more information. But the book have I not some new information about when Maureen O’Hara Magazine Forum have been closed down in February and The Quiet Man Movie Club have been occupied by pornography and we can’t use that more.

  • I can't remember if this has been mentioned in the last 12 pages, but another blooper is the line said by "Widow Tulane" (Mildred Fenwick) when she stands in the window with Mrs. Playfair watching Sean and the Squire fight. After she says "I hope he beats him senseless" she says "I'm the best man in Innisfree, as if I didn't know it" instead of "He's the best man..." about Squire Dannaher!

  • Oh, that was not a blooper when widow Tillane only repeat just what Squire Danaher had told in the first Cohan Bar scene.