The Quiet Man: Irish embassy feared protests against film
The Irish embassy in Washington feared protests by Irish Americans against the romantic comedy The Quiet Man, newly released documents reveal.
The Oscar-winning John Ford film has been conserved in the US National Film Registry for its "cultural, historical, or aesthetic" significance.
But brawling and boozing feature prominently in the 1952 film, which was shot in County Mayo and County Galway.
An official warned "the theme is not likely to be well received here".
Although counsellor Joseph Brennan said the film's colour was "beautiful" and its scenery... read more
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