As I was walking the treadmill on the weekend, The Quiet Man came on TCM. I love that movie, in no small part because I love films with great secondary characters, and in this one, we hit the jackpot with the Fitzgerald brothers, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond and Mildred Natwick to name just a few. I've seen this probably twenty times and while there are some bits that aren't politically correct -- the line of dialogue "Here's a stick to beat the lovely lady with." being an example -- it's still a fun "fish out of water" romance.
I didn't know until the introduction on the weekend that it was based on a short story that appeared in Saturday Evening Post magazine by Maurice Walsh.
Or that John Ford bought the film rights for $10.
Yes, you saw that right.
Man, oh, man, Maurice! You wuz robbed!
At least you got your name in the credits, so here's hoping it helped sell some of your books.