About

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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Directed by

John Ford

Written by

John Ford (Writer)
Frank S. Nugent (Screenplay)
Maurice Walsh (Story)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#197 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#76 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Director John Ford

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color Archie Stout

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color