Get a glimpse at the filming of Irish America's beloved film "The Quiet Man"
The Quiet Man began filming on June 7, 1951, in Ireland. It was a massive production for the time that involved filming in Cong, Co. Mayo, Ougtergard, Co. Galway, Ballyglunin train station, and Lettergesh Beach, and featured treasured Irish theatre actors like Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields, and many locals as extras.
John Wayne also brought along four of his children, who had cameos in the movie - Michael (18), Mary Antonia "Toni" (16), Patrick (13), and Melinda (12) all play young people attending the horse races.
Until The Quiet Man, John Ford had been famous for western classics like Stagecoach, The Searchers, and Grapes of Wrath. The Quiet Man was his love letter to Ireland and the homeplace of his family.
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