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
- ContributorJim 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.
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
- Genre Factual
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier P20/00063
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- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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