Playing John Wayne

Patrick Warburton as John Wayne

Who Might Play John Wayne in The Quiet Man? I’m sitting in my study, looking at a framed photograph of John Wayne posing with Andrew V. McLaglen, the son of the actor Victor McLaglen, on the set of The Quiet Man. I’d bought the photo on one of my frequent visits to the village of … Read more

The Quiet Man – Behind the Scenes

JOhn Wayne & Maureen O'Hara in The Quiet Man

I thought I’d share some background information and a behind the scenes look at the making of The Quiet Man, bearing in mind the number of people I have met and spoken to over the years who were actually involved in the film itself.A few minutes into the film we see Barry Fitzgerald and John Wayne … Read more

The Quiet Man, Cong and Connemara Days

John Wayne, Victor Mclaglen & Ward Bond in The Quiet Man

The stand out movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was shot in and around the village of Cong in County Mayo so, making a mental note of the name of the place, I decided that if I was ever in the area I’d take a look at some of the locations used for … Read more

The Quiet Man – A Marmite Movie?

John Wayne in The Quiet Man

The eagle-eyed among you will note that this website is called MostlyWesterns.com and the John Wayne fans will acknowledge that The Quiet Man movie isn’t actually a Western. The Quiet Man – A Western Movie I wanted to write about it because, after The Searchers, this is probably the second most popular cinematic outing for … Read more

Andrew McLaglen – Thoughts on The Quiet Man And A Lot More

John Wayne & Andrew McLaglen on the set of The Quiet Man

I first met Andrew McLaglen in the early summer of 1998. A producer friend of mine, Gareth Owen, who is still based at Pinewood, suggested we send Andrew a copy of my script for a film called Connemara Days, which is based around the making of The Quiet Man.It turned out that he was a … Read more

I Thought Cong Was in Connemara – The Quiet Man Location

The Quiet Man Poster

Back in the early 90s I was reading a book by the now-deceased British film director Lindsay Anderson (he directed If, O Lucky Man and Britannia Hospital among others) when I came across the mention of a meeting Anderson had with John Ford in Dublin, in 1951, while Ford was in Ireland shooting location footage … Read more