Oscar Movies: Quiet Man, The

Republic (Argossy production)

Produced in Ireland in the picturesque village of Cong, County Mayo, “The Quiet Man,” based Maurice Walsh's famous Saturday Evening Post story, flaunts a wonderfully lyric and bucolic quality.

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by John Ford and Merian C. Cooper
Director: John Ford
Screenplay: Frank S. Nugent
Supporting Actor: Victor McLaglen
Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color): Frank Hotaling; John McCarthy, Jr. and Charles Thomspon
Cinematography: Winston C. Hoch and Archie Stout
Sound Recording: Daniel J. Bloomberg, sound director (for Republic)

Oscar Awards: 2

Director
Cinematography

Context

“The Quiet Man” competed against Cecil B. DeMille's circus adventure, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which won Best Picture (arguably the weakest film chosen in Oscar's annals), Zinnemann's Western “High Noon,” the historical epic “Ivanhoe,” and John Huston's “artistic bio “Moulin Rouge.”

Ford won his fourth directorial Oscar, and cinematographer Hoch won his third Oscars (out of three nominations), the previous ones were for “Joan of Arc” in 1948 and “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” also by Ford in 1949.