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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not to be confused]] with the [[VideoGame/TheQuietMan 2018 videogame]] of the same name.





* DowryDilemma: Inverted. An argument over a dowry provides the conflict. The husband cares nothing about the dowry that his brother-in-law refuses to pay, but his wife is very upset about her husband not receiving her dowry and is mad at her husband for not demanding it (not for the sake of the money itself, but what it represents). [[spoiler:Indeed, the resolution of the movie involves Thornton finally calling out Danaher and demanding the dowry, and him finally paying it - whereupon Kate immediately throws the money in the stove to demonstrate to Sean that it was the principle of the thing]].

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* DowryDilemma: Inverted. An argument over a dowry provides the conflict. The husband cares nothing about the dowry that his brother-in-law refuses to pay, but his wife is very upset about her husband not receiving her dowry and is mad at her husband for not demanding it (not for the sake of the money itself, but what it represents). [[spoiler:Indeed, the resolution of the movie involves Thornton finally calling out Danaher and demanding the dowry, and him finally paying it - whereupon Kate immediately throws the money in the stove to demonstrate to Sean that it was only ever the principle of the thing]].


* DowryDilemma: Inverted. An argument over a dowry provides the conflict. The husband cares nothing about the dowry that his brother-in-law refuses to pay, but his wife is very upset about her husband not receiving her dowry and is mad at her husband for not demanding it (not for the sake of the money itself, but what it represents).

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* DowryDilemma: Inverted. An argument over a dowry provides the conflict. The husband cares nothing about the dowry that his brother-in-law refuses to pay, but his wife is very upset about her husband not receiving her dowry and is mad at her husband for not demanding it (not for the sake of the money itself, but what it represents). [[spoiler:Indeed, the resolution of the movie involves Thornton finally calling out Danaher and demanding the dowry, and him finally paying it - whereupon Kate immediately throws the money in the stove to demonstrate to Sean that it was the principle of the thing]].


* CurbStompBattle: This is how the final fight plays out in the short story, as opposed to the long, drawn-out affair in the movie. The drama is in Sean making up his mind to fight Will. Once he does, Will doesn't stand a chance against a professional boxer. (Although it's worth noting that while the movie fight is long, it's still rather one sided, being downplayed to a CurbStompCushion at best. The only blows Danaher can land are a couple of sucker punches, and aside from that Thornton thoroughly cleans his clock. The only drama comes from Danaher having a size advantage and being willing to fight much dirtier than Thornton.)

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* CurbStompBattle: This is how the final fight plays out in the short story, as opposed to the long, drawn-out affair in the movie. The drama is in Sean making up his mind to fight Will. Once he does, Will doesn't stand a chance against a professional boxer. (Although it's worth noting that while the movie fight is long, it's still rather one sided, being downplayed to a CurbStompCushion at best. The only blows Danaher can land are a couple of sucker punches, and aside from that Thornton thoroughly cleans his clock. The only drama comes from Danaher having a size advantage advantage, an incredible ability to take a punch, and being willing to fight much dirtier than Thornton.)


''The Quiet Man'' is a 1952 American-made film from Creator/RepublicPictures, directed by Creator/JohnFord, and starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/MaureenOHara, Creator/BarryFitzgerald, Victor [=McLaglen=], and Ward Bond. It is based on a 1933 short story of the same title by Maurice Walsh.

A polite, soft-spoken American named Sean Thornton (Wayne) makes his way to the small Irish village of Innisfree. He's come back to his ancestral home to purchase his father's house, "White o' Morning", but in doing so, he rouses the ire of local squire "Red" Will Danaher ([=McLaglen=]), who wanted the property himself. Complicating matters is that on the journey to town, Thornton caught a glimpse of beautiful [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] Mary Kate Danaher (O'Hara), Will's sister, and the two fall in {{love|AtFirstSight}}. Unfortunately, before he can even say to Mary Kate, "Hi, how are you? Wanna marry me and live happily ever after?" Thornton has to get Will's permission first. And Will will join the Church of Ireland before THAT ever happens. HilarityEnsues.

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''The Quiet Man'' is a 1952 American-made romantic comedy film from Creator/RepublicPictures, directed by Creator/JohnFord, Creator/JohnFord and starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/MaureenOHara, Creator/BarryFitzgerald, Victor [=McLaglen=], and Ward Bond. It is based on a 1933 short story of the same title by Maurice Walsh.

A polite, soft-spoken American named Sean Thornton (Wayne) makes his way to the small Irish village of Innisfree. He's come back to his ancestral home to purchase his father's house, "White o' Morning", but in doing so, he rouses the ire of local squire "Red" Will Danaher ([=McLaglen=]), who wanted the property for himself. Complicating matters is that on the journey to town, Thornton caught a glimpse of beautiful [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] Mary Kate Danaher (O'Hara), Will's sister, and the two fall in {{love|AtFirstSight}}. Unfortunately, before he can even say to Mary Kate, "Hi, how are you? Wanna marry me and live happily ever after?" Thornton has to get Will's permission first. And Will will join the Church of Ireland before THAT ever happens. HilarityEnsues.


* {{Leprechaun}}: Michaleen Og Flynn. Not really, it's just [[{{Oireland}} part of the fun]].

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* {{Leprechaun}}: Michaleen Og Óge Flynn. Not really, it's just [[{{Oireland}} part of the fun]].


* TheAlcoholic: Michaleen Og Flynn, who is either drunk or asking for a drink in pretty much every scene.

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* TheAlcoholic: Michaleen Og Michaeleen Óge Flynn, who is either drunk or asking for a drink in pretty much every scene.


* TheMatchmaker: Michaleen Og Flynn, who does it for all the courting couples in the town--apparently he's called a "shaughraun". "No patty fingers. if you please."

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* TheMatchmaker: Michaleen Og Michaeleen Óge Flynn, who does it for all the courting couples in the town--apparently he's called a "shaughraun". "No patty fingers. if you please."



* MyLocal: Pat Cohan's Bar.



* WhileRomeBurns: One [[StiffUpperLip blatantly Englishmen]] older gent sits serenely in the pub reading a newspaper while everyone else in Innisfree is out watching the climactic fight.

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* WhileRomeBurns: One [[StiffUpperLip blatantly Englishmen]] Englishman]] older gent sits serenely in the pub reading a newspaper while everyone else in Innisfree is out watching the climactic fight.


''The Quiet Man'' is a 1952 American-made film from Creator/RepublicPictures, directed by Creator/JohnFord, and starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/MaureenOHara, Victor [=McLaglen=], Ward Bond, and Creator/BarryFitzgerald. It is based on a 1933 short story by Maurice Walsh.

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''The Quiet Man'' is a 1952 American-made film from Creator/RepublicPictures, directed by Creator/JohnFord, and starring Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/MaureenOHara, Creator/BarryFitzgerald, Victor [=McLaglen=], and Ward Bond, and Creator/BarryFitzgerald. Bond. It is based on a 1933 short story of the same title by Maurice Walsh.


* HeroicDimples: Sean, thanks to John Wayne.


* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: A lot of people smoke pipes in this movie, but the leaders of the town - Michaleen Flynn, Father Lonergan, and Rev. Playfair - stand out.

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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: A lot of people smoke pipes in this movie, but the leaders of the town - -- Michaleen Flynn, Father Lonergan, and Rev. Playfair - -- stand out.


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* HeroicDimples: Sean, thanks to John Wayne.


* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: It's supposed to be a fair fight by the Marquis of Queensbury rules, but Will Danaher has no problem using kicks and sucker-punches.


* WhileRomeBurns: One older gent sits serenely in the pub reading a newspaper while everyone else in Innisfree is out watching the climactic fight.

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* WhileRomeBurns: One [[StiffUpperLip blatantly Englishmen]] older gent sits serenely in the pub reading a newspaper while everyone else in Innisfree is out watching the climactic fight.


* DeliberatelyJumpingTheGun: The rivalry between Sean Thornton and Will Danaher comes to a head, and the two combatants prepare for a slugfest. Danaher makes a show of raising his arms and announcing to the crowd, "Marquis of Queensbury! Marquis of Queensbury!" meaning that he intends to fight in accordance with the rules of boxing, as set forth by the Marquis of Queensbury. Sean Thornton, wanting to signify the same intention, mimics Danaher's performance. Thornton barely gets his hands down when Danaher wallops him with right hook that sends Thornton reeling.

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* DeliberatelyJumpingTheGun: The rivalry between Sean Thornton and Will Danaher comes to a head, and the two combatants prepare for a slugfest. Danaher makes a show of raising his arms and announcing to the crowd, "Marquis of Queensbury! Marquis of Queensbury!" meaning that he intends to fight in accordance with the rules of boxing, as set forth by the Marquis of Queensbury. Sean Thornton, wanting to signify the same intention, mimics Danaher's performance. Thornton barely gets his hands down when Danaher wallops him with right hook a boot to the face that sends Thornton reeling.

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* SnarkingThanks: When Thornton and his loutish bully of a brother-in-law finally have the fight the entire county has been anticipating ever since the two first crossed paths, [[FightingIrish everyone around wants to witness it and/or keep it going]]. So every time one of the fighters gets knocked down or looks to be unable to continue, a bucket of water is tossed on them to revive them and keep the fight going. It's a RunningGag that Thornton is fine and about to get up on his own every time the overly enthusiastic crowd douses him, causing him to take a second to get over the shock of the cold water and mutter a sarcastic "Thanks" before he gets back to fighting.

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