A Date with the Duke: The Quiet Man (1952)
March 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room
In The Quiet Man (1952), Sean Thornton is a retired American boxing champion trying to put tragedy behind him by returning to Innisfree, the Irish village of his birth. He buys the house where he was born from its current owner, enraging the wealthy and bellicose Red Will Danaher, who had designs on the property himself. On arriving at his cottage, Thornton finds it being swept out by Mary Kate, a redheaded vision, from whom he steals a not-completely-unwelcome kiss. After finally getting approval from her brother to court Mary Kate, things start to go awry. But, the village’s courtship ritual is only the first of many local practices that the now bewildered Thornton must endure. (2 hrs, 9 min, NR). $40, $35 for Museum members. Register online at nationalcowboymuseum.org/date-with-duke.