- Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields are brothers.
- Only two weeks of the production was spent in Ireland because the local hotels couldn't accommodate the American crew.
- Cohan's Pub in the movie is, in reality, a grocery store, but when the film turned out to be very popular they never bothered to remove the facade used in the film.
- According to an interview in the LOS ANGELES TIMES, October 28, 2000, Maureen O'Hara recounted that she, 'Ford, John' , and 'Wayne, John' had a handshake agreement in 1944 to produce The Quiet Man. When Ford tried to pitch the film to Hollywood producers, he was told that it was a "silly Irish story that won't make a penny." When O'Hara approached Mr. Yates at Republic, "a step down for Ford," she says, she was told that the script was a silly Irish tale that would make no money. However, Yates would relent if she, Ford and Wayne together would make a western for Republic, a sure money-maker that would pay for Republic's projected loss in producing The Quiet Man. Yates, Ford, Wayne and O'Hara thus made Rio Grande.
- A replica of the famous thatched cottage in the movie is located at Maam Cross, County Galway, in the west of Ireland.
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