Orson Welles was once asked which film directors he most admired, he responded with "I like the old Masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford and John Ford". And this is no different than any of his other masterpieces. Staring John Wayne as a retired boxer who goes to Ireland and falls in love with Maureen O'Hara. Conflict ensues with Irish customs and traditions that eventually leads to an epic fist fight and a happy ending. I know I'm over simplifying the movie here, but the film is so beautifully shot and acted, that you will enjoy this classic no matter what.
And if you are a fan of John Wayne, like I am, you will enjoy him being John Wayne. It's not a western, but still a great job by the Duke.