Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, the beautiful spinster and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent.

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  1. John Ford

    Director, Writer

  2. Maurice Walsh


  3. Frank S. Nugent


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  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Sean Thornton

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Mary Kate Danaher

  3. Victor McLaglen

    Victor McLaglen

    Squire 'Red' Will Danaher

  4. Barry Fitzgerald

    Barry Fitzgerald

    Michaleen Oge Flynn

  5. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Father Peter Lonergan

  6. Mildred Natwick

    Mildred Natwick

    The Widow Sarah Tillane

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 21, 1952



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