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The classic incarnation of Hollywood Irishness, and one of Ford's best, and funniest films. Wayne is Sean Thornton, a weary American ex-boxer who returns to the Irish hamlet of his childhood and tries to take spirited lass Mary Kate (O'Hara) as his wife, despite the strenuous objections of her brawling brother Red Will (McLaglen). Thornton's aided by the leprechaun-like Michaleen Flynn (Fitzgerald) and the local parish priest (Bond). A high-spirited and memorable film filled with Irish stew, wonderful banter, and shots of the lush countryside. Listen for the Scottish bagpipes at the start of the horse race, a slight geographic inaccuracy.

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Available on Running time 129 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Director/Star Teams: Ford & Wayne, Jockeying for Position, Ireland, War Between the Sexes, Brothers & Sisters, Boxing, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Frank Nugent
Cast
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, Arthur Shields, Jack MacGowran, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Ken Curtis, Mae Marsh, Sean McClory, Francis Ford
Cinematography
Archie Stout
Director
John Ford
Music
Victor Young
Producer
Republic, Argosy, John Ford, Merian C. Cooper

Awards

Oscars 1952: Color Cinematog., Director (Ford); Directors Guild 1952: Director (Ford); Venice Film Fest. 1952: Director (Ford).

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