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The Quiet Man

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John Wayne's Irish excursion

John Ford's 'romantic Irish epic' gets a film-only reissue to remind us of its vintage sweetness.

John Wayne is the ex-boxer returning to a land where the locals spontaneously burst into song and the landowner needs a lesson in manners.

Determined not to brawl but spurred on by a feisty Maureen O’Hara, Wayne does what he does best: saddles up and kicks ass.

With its epic fistfights (including Guinness breaks) and accents more offensive to the Irish than Alan Partridge, The Quiet Man is an old country yarn that charms and creaks in equal measure.

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