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by Beth Rowen

The Quiet Man (1952)

John Ford digresses from his dusty trademark Westerns with this spirited love story set in lush Ireland. And what a rewarding digression it is. This stunning labor of love earned Ford a 1952 Oscar, and its beautiful scenery and score were also recognized with statuettes.

Movie Poster for The Quiet Man

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