Arthur Dreifuss Filming the Quare Fellow

EXHIBITION : BRENDAN BEHAN

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On location of a film production of Brendan Behan's 'The Quare Fellow' director Arthur Dreifuss talks about the challenge of transforming the work for cinema.

  • Title
    'The Quare Fellow' At Kilmainham
  • Production Year
    1963
  • Contributor
    Jim Fitzgerald (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:18
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Broadsheet
  • Clip title
    Arthur Dreifuss Filming the Quare Fellow
  • Extended description

    In late 1961, a film version of 'The Quare Fellow' was made in Ireland.

    Director Arthur Dreifuss, on location at Kilmainham Gaol, talks about his own opposition to capital punishment and the power of Behan's play in showing an audience how society at that time was exacting its justice.

    The film starred Patrick McGoohan, who later starred in the cult television series 'The Prisoner', and writer Walter Macken.

  • Information

    A report shot for the series 'Broadsheet' on location at Kilmainham Jail where Arthur Driefuss was making a film version of the Brendan Behan play 'The Quare Fellow'. It is not clear if the report was broadcast.

    'Broadsheet' was a magazine programme which went out on weekday evenings during the 1960s.

  • Local keywords
    Film Production, Cinema, Arthur Dreifuss, Brendan Behan, Capital Punishment, The Quare Fellow
  • Geographical coverage
    Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P20/00063
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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