John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man (one of my absolute favorite movies… it’s more of an obsession than anything really!) was the second (of five) films starring Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne. It was directed by the legendary John Ford, who happened to direct each of their first three films together: Rio Grande (‘50), The Quiet Man (‘52), and The Wings of Eagles (‘57).
The 1952 masterpiece… a perfect movie in every way had a cast that had to find a way to keep from being overshadowed by the gorgeousness that was and is Ireland… one of the most beautiful scene-stealers I can think of. The cast includes John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, and Maureen O’Hara’s brothers Charles B. Fitzsimons and James O’Hara.