The Quiet Man (1952)

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Comedy drama. Jaded ex-prize-fighter Sean Thornton returns from America to Ireland, to lead a quiet life in the village of Inisfree, where he lived as a small boy. He aims to buy the very cottage where he was born, but the widow who owns it is reluctant to sell it. He falls for a local feisty shepherdess, Mary Kate, but her hot-headed older brother Will, who has taken a disliking to Thorton because he too wants to buy the cottage, is very reluctant to see his sister and her dowry go. Thorton tries to overcome the obstacles using a mixture of his wiles, respect for local customs and the help of villagers like the crafty matchmaker, Michaeleen, the priest, Fr Lonergan and the Church of Ireland vicar Mr Playfair.

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