Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Quite Man

What do you get when a hot, red head plays the leading lady and a true, man's man plays the romantic lead?
Two Oscars and Eight nominations! That's what!
One of the first movies actually to be filmed on-site and not on a Hollywood set, John Ford's The Quite Man was not a wanted project by the Movie Giants. He had to cut a deal to make a John Wayne Western first and then was given the financing to make The Quiet Man. It was a huge success, the audiences and critics loved it!
Set in western Ireland and centered in the village of Cong, Technicolor never looked better!
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are a great movie match.
Lots of on-screen chemistry here. John Wayne made it a habit of working with actors that he liked. They made several movies together where they were a couple.

Lots of sweet cottages and beautiful Irish scenery.
A must see for the true romantic. I watched this AGAIN and I have to add it 

to my list of favs! 

I hope you like it to!


Next Friday! October 1st is Fresh Cut Friday. 
Go get yourself some flowers and join me back here! 


Blondie's Journal said...

I have a friend that cannot believe that I haven't seen The Quiet Man and I really, really should rent it!

Thanks for the review, Liz!


Patti said...

I LOVE old movies and do movie reviews each Wednesday on my blog. In my opinion, there is NOTHING like a classic-era movie!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

That said, though, would you believe I have NEVER seen The Quiet Man? I'm not a John Wayne fan, but since this role is a bit out of character for him, I would probably actually like him in it. So, there's no good reason why I haven't seen this one yet. I just need to put it on my list.

Have a great day,

Decorating Lady's Humble Abode said...

I to love old movies and this is a classic in my opinion. You want sex and romance in a movie, forget the movies that they make now, try the old ones. I have watched this one so many times. Ohhhhhh John Wayne was a real man. I had the fortune to meet him in the 70s on Catalina Island, and I didn't even have a camera or a piece of paper on me at the time for an autograph....darn. I can tell you I wasn't disappointed in the Duke when I met him just walking down the streets of Catalina. He signed his name for the tourist and let them take pictures with him. He made my day. Some other movies to watch are [It Happened One Night, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert] [Casa Blanca, Bogie] I think I will hit my DVDs tonight.

Lisa said...

Can you believe I've never seen this one? They are such a great pair! Hopefully it will come on TCM soon. They've featured Vivian Leigh this month and I have been lovin' it! :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love old movies and that is a really great one. Loved it. Hugs, Marty

Decor To Adore said...

The Quiet Man is indeed quite a man.

Oliva Ohlson said...

I love this movie and it's one my faves! I have it, and just about every time TCM runs it, I'm there!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is my husbands favorite movie -- he quotes from it all the time!

Sky said...

This is one of my favorite movies! I met Maureen O'Hara when I was a child. She was the Parade Marshall at our big yearly St. Patricks day parade up here in Western MA. She made quite an impression on me. What a sweet lady.