I'm stilled ticked off she didn't get an Academy Award for her Mary Kate Danaher role.
I just loved her in Big Jake (my fav. J. Wayne movie) and McLintock!
She was great in everything. I can't remember the name of the pirate movie with Anthony Quinn, but that one brought many young guys in Mexia, Texas, to sudden puberty.
I believe that was "Against All Flags" with O'Hara playing the unforgettable Spitfire Stevens.
I'm reliving puberty just thinking about it.
One of only a few actresses who John Ford really liked. He treated her like one of the boys which for him was a high accolade indeed. And of course she was John Wayne's best co-star; Olivia de Havilland to his Errol Flynn if you will. If they were together in a film it was bound to be good even if she was only in it for a few minutes (as in Big Jake).
Maureen O'Hara is the answer to the question "What eighty-six year old woman can give a man half her age a woody?"
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