Set in 1930s Ireland, Sean Thornton, a former boxer in the United States, returns to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm in Innisfree. He meets and falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate Danaher, the spinster sister of the bullying, loud-mouthed landowner "Red" Will Danaher. Danaher, angry that Sean outbid him for the Thornton land adjacent to his property, initially refuses to sanction the marriage.
Based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh, the 1952 film directed by John Ford is notable for its lush photography of the Irish countryside and the long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight between Wayne and McLaglen.
Directed by John Ford - With John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen