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The Quiet Man (1952)

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The Brown Wool Shawl in THE QUIET MAN

I don't know if it was just a traditional Irish garment and every woman in the film had one, or if a particular one held a special significance for Ford and he kept reusing it, but whatever the case, fringed, brown wool shawls appear throughout THE QUIET MAN:

Upon Sean's arrival at the Castletown train station.

Upon Sean's arrival in Inisfree.

Worn by Mary Kate while peeking over the fence at White O'Morn, and subsequently while bargaining with Micheleen.

Brought along for warmth at the Inisfree Races on the beach.

Covering Mary Kate as she sits watching the races on the beach.

Worn by one of the local women watching the announcement of Sean's engagement to Mary Kate.

Worn by one of the local women watching Sean and Mary Kate accompanied by Micheleen on the jaunting car.

Carried by Mary Kate as she scurries to tidy up before her visitors arrive.

Worn again by the woman at the Castletown train station when Sean goes to retrieve Mary Kate from the Dublin train.

Worn by two of Dan Tobin's daughters attending his death bed.

Worn by a local woman watching Mrs. Playfair bicycle by.

Worn by two more local women watching Mrs. Playfair on her bicycle.

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