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In 1962, legendary Irish playwright Brendan Behan's incendiary insider's look at life on death row, the Quare Fellow, became a film studded with gem-like performances (Hollywood Reporter) that packs a harsh Irish eloquence and a brutal dramatic punch (New York Times). Zealous rookie prison guard Thomas Crimmin (Patrick McGoohan - the Prisoner, Escape from Alcatraz) arrives at a crumbling correctional facility where inmates and turnkeys alike anxiously await a man's imminent trip to the gallows. Though the condemned (called the quare fellow in Hibernian jailhouse slang) remains unseen, the cruelty of the brutal murder that has marked his days and the system that would take a life for a life are both keenly felt. Under the tutelage of a retiring guard, and via a chance liaison with Kathleen (Sylvia Syms), a woman with a deep connection to both the man awaiting execution and the crime of passion he committed, Crimmin's duty-bound veneer erodes and the tragedy of state-sanctioned murder threatens to claim more than just the life of the guilty. Working in Dublin with an Anglo-Irish cast and crew, American writer-director Arthur Dreifuss tells in the Quare Fellow a compelling story with swift, succinct strokes, (LA Times) combining visual ingenuity with Behan's rueful, randy dialogue (The New Yorker) and uncommon humanity.

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Director: Arthur Dreifuss
Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Actor: Harry Brogan
Actor: Patrick McGoohan
Actor: Sylvia Syms
Actor: Walter Macken
Actor: Dermot Kelly
Actor: Jack Cunningham
Actor: Pauline Delany
Actor: Aiden Grennell
Actor: Brendan Cauldwell
Actor: Charlie Roberts
Actor: David Kelly
Actor: Derry Power
Actor: Dominic Roche
Actor: Eddie Golden
Actor: Eric Gorman
Actor: Geoffrey Golden
Actor: Gerry Alexander
Actor: James Brennan
Actor: John Cowley
Actor: Joseph O'Donnell
Actor: Marie Conmee
Actor: Michael Hennessy
Actor: Pauline Delaney
Actor: T.P. McKenna
Actor: Hilton Edwards
Actor: Philip O'Flynn
Actor: Leo McCabe
Actor: Norman Rodway
Actor: Marie Kean
Actor: Tom Irwin
Actor: Agnes Bernelle
Actor: Arthur O'Sullivan
Actor: Aubrey Morris
Actor: Robert Bernal
Actor: John Welsh

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