Noise & Nuptials

The Quiet Man

Many people assume John Wayne was the quintessential tough guy.  Actually, his on-screen toughness was a manufactured image.  The thing is, he believed in that image.  And so did a lot of other folks, including John Ford.  Both were of Irish stock and in the film The Quiet Man, Wayne plays a prizefighter who travels to Ireland to reclaim his family’s farm in Inisfree.
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