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The Quare Fellow ()

directed by Arthur Dreifuss
featuring Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Walter Macken, Harry Brogan, Dermot Kelly, Jack Cunningham

Brendan Behan, the quixotic, eternally sloshed Irish poet/playwright, peppered his play The Quare Fellow with plenty of "gallows humor." The film version dispenses with most the play's morbid jests, leaving us with a grim, straightforward account of a Dublin death-row prison guard (Patrick McGoohan) and his growing empathy with two condemned prisoners. One could understand the removal of the play's comic elements had the film been made in timorous Hollywood. But since Quare Fellow was financed and produced in Ireland, it ...

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The Quare Fellow
2009, British-Lion

UPC: 018619111369

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The Quare Fellow
2008, British-Lion

UPC: 738329062026

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