John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara Only Built ‘Rio Grande’ Below the Promise That They Could Make ‘The Peaceful Man’

John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, and director John Ford all wished to make The Peaceful Gentleman a fact. Even so, the similar cannot be said for external conclusion-makers. It took a good deal of time and offer-producing to in the long run get the enchanting drama built. Wayne and O’Hara agreed to sign onto generating Rio Grande just so they could protected funding for The Peaceful Guy.

Hollywood studios did not want to make ‘The Silent Man’

L-R: Maureen O’Hara as Mary Kate Danaher and John Wayne as Sean Thornton | Silver Screen Selection/Getty Photos

In accordance to O’Hara’s ‘Tis Herself: A Memoir, each individual main studio turned down producing The Tranquil Male far more than after. They referred to as it a “silly, stupid minor Irish tale that will under no circumstances make a penny,” but O’Hara, Wayne, and director John Ford observed the prospective in it. Wayne in the end confident Ford to convey it to “Old Guy Yates” at Republic, who shared the studios’ unfavorable feeling. Nevertheless, he made a deal that the filmmaker couldn’t refuse.

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