Brace of movies starring John 'Big Leggy' Wayne - one from his prime and one from the twilight of his career. 'The Quiet Man' (1952) is a John Ford-directed Wayne vehicle. Sean Thornton (Wayne) is an Irish-American boxer who refuses to fight again after a traumatic bout. But when love intervenes he is forced to return to the ring to win the heart and hand of local girl Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara), whose brother, squire Red Will Danaher (Victor McLaglan), objects to the match. In 1975's 'Rooster Cogburn' John Wayne returns as Rooster Cogburn in the sequel to 'True Grit'. This time round, the rough and ready lawman teams up with prim missionary Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), who wants to find the men who killed her father.