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“The Quiet Man“ at The Varsity on March 15
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $7
Returning to the Ireland of his birth, director John Ford fashions an irresistable valentine to the “Auld Sod.” An Irish-American boxer (John Wayne), who is recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, he purchases the home of his birth from wealthy local widow Mildred Natwick, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Victor McLaglen, who coveted the property for himself. Wayne’s character falls in love with McLaglen’s beautiful, high-spirited sister (Maureen O’Hara). Her insistence that he conduct his courtship in a proper Irish way is but one obstacle to their future happiness. Though it tends to perpetuate the myth that all true Irishmen live only to fight, drink and make love, “The Quiet Man” is grand and glorious fun, enacted with gusto. The film won Oscars for Archie Stout’s Technicolor photography and for John Ford’s direction. (Rated G; 1952)
Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue before doors open. Doors and bar open at 6:30.
- The Varsity
418 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
- The Varsity