Classic Film Friday

On Friday, March 14 at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to the Marion Music Hall for this month’s Classic Film Friday Presentation: The Quiet Man. The event is co-sponsored by the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Council on Aging, and is offered to the public, free of charge. The 1952 American romantic comedy-drama stars John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh. The story follows an Irish-born American (Wayne) as he travels to Ireland to reclaim his family’s farm. There, he meets and falls in love with a spirited young Irish woman (O’Hara). A fiery relationship ensues, further complicated by her brother’s attempts to keep the pair apart. Notable for its stunning photography of the lush Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight, The Quiet Man won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Running time for The Quiet Man is 129 minutes. For more information, contact the SHS at 508-748-1116.

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