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John Wayne broke Maureen O’Hara’s hand and John Ford enraged her on The Quiet Man set

JOHN WAYNE's The Quiet Man co-star Maureen O'Hara suffered a broken hand without a cast thanks to Duke on set. However, the actress wouldn't put up with director John Ford's appalling behaviour towards her when making the Oscar-winning 1952 classic. Nevertheless, he did convince her to improvise a line she initially refused to say so he could capture Wayne's genuine surprise at the movie's conclusion.

It was 70 years ago today that The Quiet Man hit UK cinemas. John Wayne teamed up with director collaborator John Ford once again for the Oscar-winning classic. Considered by the filmmaker to be his sexist movie, the plot saw Duke’s retired boxer Sean Thornton making a pilgrimage to his home village in Ireland to claim his family estate during the 1920s.

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