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GUEST,Colwyn Dane John Ford: Movie Music (42) RE: John Ford: Movie Music 30 Oct 00


Francis Ford played the part of the old guy who was in his 'death bed' receiving the last rites from the priest.
The sounds of the big fight reached him and he was up and away to get a front row seat. The character was called Dan Tobin.

There is a "Quiet Man" industry in that part of Ireland, where the exteriors were shot; and this after 48 years.

Just looking at a review of the film by Henry Hart who writes:

'Ford's art and artifice...are employed to reveal a way of life - stable, rooted, honourable, purposeful in nature's way,
and thereby rhythmic. Everyone is an individual,yet everyone and everthing has a place.'

DonMeixner you are right the 'Ah Ha San Antone' song was sung by Ben Johnson and Harry Carey - thanks for that contribution.


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