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The Quare Fellow (1962)

02/19/1963 (US) Drama 1h 25m
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Thomas Crimmins is a new warder, or guard, in an Irish prison. He is young, naive, and idealistic, determined to serve his country by his part in meting out justice to criminals. His superior, Regan, however, realizes that even prisoners are human beings, and Regan is sick of the eye-for-an-eye attitude that leads the state to execute condemned men, or "quare fellows." Crimmins begins to see that not all is black and white in his new world, and when he becomes involved with Kathleen, the wife of one of the condemned men, his attitude begins to change. When new evidence arises to suggest that Kathleen's husband may not deserve his fate, Crimmins is torn between his duty and his humanity.

  1. Arthur Dreifuss

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Brendan Behan


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  1. Patrick McGoohan

    Patrick McGoohan

    Thomas Crimmin

  2. Sylvia Syms

    Sylvia Syms


  3. Walter Macken


  4. Dermot Kelly


  5. Jack Cunningham

    Jack Cunningham

    Chief Warder

  6. Hilton Edwards

    Hilton Edwards

    Holy Healy

  7. Philip O'Flynn

    Prison Governor

  8. Leo McCabe

    Dr Flyn

  9. Norman Rodway

    Norman Rodway


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The Quare Fellow
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Original Language English

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