The Quiet Man (Dir. John Ford, 1952):
John Ford's The Quiet Man celebrates one of Hollywood's most romantic and enduring epics. The first American feature to be filmed in Ireland's picturesque countryside, Ford richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of Ireland and its people.
Sean Thornton is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth, he finds happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate. Though he is sorely tempted to pick up the gloves against her brother, the town bully, Sean is determined not to use his fists. Mary Kate and Sean wed but her brother refuses to pay the dowry. Sean would rather walk away than accept this challenge. Even when his new wife accuses him of cowardice, Sean stands firm. But when she boards a train to leave, he is finally ready to take matters into his own hands.
Rio Grande (Dir. John Ford, 1950):
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are embroiled in an epic battle with the Apaches and each other in this John Ford classic.
Lt Col. Yorke (Wayne) heads to the Rio Grande to fight a warring tribe. But Yorke faces his toughest battle when his unorthodox plan, to outwit the elusive Apaches, leads to possible court-martial. Locked in a bloody war, he must fight to redeem his honour and save his family.
Against All Flags (Dir. George Sherman, 1952):
In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered, flogged, and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate "republic." There, Hawke meets lovely Spitfire Stevens, a pirate captain in her own right, and the sparks begin to fly; but wooing a pirate poses unique problems. Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship. Meanwhile, Hawke's secret mission proceeds to an action-packed climax.
Rare Breed (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966):
In the 1880s, Englishwoman Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to America to sell their prize Hereford bull at an auction. When he is purchased by Bowen, a wild Scotsman (Brian Keith), the women hire a footloose cowhand named Burnett (James Stewart) to help them transport the animal to its new owner. So begins an adventure that tests the mettle of all involved as they battle killers, cattle stampedes and each other. But when they reach Bowen's ranch, even greater obstacles force them to summon up extraordinary courage if they, and the prize bull, are to survive...
Our Man In Havana (Dir. Carol Reed, 1959):
Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness), a vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, is recruited by the British Intelligence Services. As he has nothing to report, he invents facts and pretends to discover secret operations...with disastrous consequences. Carol Reed directs this adaptation of the Graham Greene story.
Lady Godiva Of Coventry (Dir Arthur Lubin, 1955):
Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady