John Wayne did the most of the fight on The Quiet Man
but Victor Maclaglen did only a few of the scenes possibly due to the fact he was in his sixties.
Did Gable ever see his finished work? His performance was so profound.
Now I watched some more, I planned to finish it before I picked the kids up from school but some body rang
they choose their times. I've seen up to the point were Monty and Marilyn drive around releasing the horses and Gable battles with one of them that have been cut lose. It was Monty letting the horses free, that wasn't doubled but THAT WAS GABLE, REALLY doing those scenes. I know they blamed his death on Marilyn because he decided to do those scenes whilst waiting for her, a charge that is a litlle unfair.
It's a pity Marilyn never saw the compliment in the work Arthur Miller had written for her, I read somewhere that she detested the scene were she had to shout that they were murderers, thinking it made her look like a crazy woman. Roslyn was made up of quite a bit of Marilyn, especially the desertion as a child.
Roslyn and Perce are kindred spirits aren't they? He feels her pain, seems to understand it too and is the most uncomfortable and the most willing to back out, he's the one who frees them and not Gable. At points, remember I've not got to the end yet
, I think she should abandon both and go with Perce who has less machismo.
It is superb acting all the way through by the four leads, five including Thelma Ritter. No Oscars, it doesn't bear thinking about.
Now I'm desperate to get to the end.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin