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The Quare Fellow [1962] [DVD]

Patrick McGoohan , Sylvia Syms    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Dermot Kelly
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Odeon
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Jan 2007
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F3AI9K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,492 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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The newly arrived prison warder, Thomas Crimmin, is convinced that capital punishment by the state is justified. A few days later, a quare fellow is executed protesting his innocence. The finality of the death penalty forces Crimmin to reassess the sanctity of human life. This DVD features a special bonus featurette; 'Brendan Behan's Dublin' - directed by Norman Cohen in 1968.

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quare Fellow 28 Jan 2012
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A very moving tale set in the days of capital punishment, which are, alas, no longer with us. It moves backwards and forwards from prison drama to the effects on those people close to somebody under sentence of death.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to get into 14 July 2013
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Not what I expected it was hard to .get into and had to watch it over a couple of nights
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4.0 out of 5 stars Odd, but worthwhile 26 Feb 2014
By Michael Clark - Published on
This film adaptation of Irish playwright Brendan Behan's drama against capital punishment charms subtly. In fact, everything about it is low-key. Inattentive viewers might even miss key elements. Patrick McGoogan ably plays Crimmins, a new prison guard eager to see the inmates pay their just debt. Walter Machen is the veteran guard Regan, whose view of capital punishment and prison in general is considerably more nuanced. At question is the fate of "the quare fellow," a never-seen, never-heard inmate found guilty of murdering his brother. Will his execution go off as scheduled or will Regan and Crimmins in concert with Kathleen, the quare fellow's wife (Sylvia Syms), manage to have it called off? The movie is one of those filmed play types, and is dated into the bargain, but the questions it raises have neither been answered nor gone out of style.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Moving and Sad Movie 26 Feb 2014
By judyd - Published on
Very sad movie. Certainly a commentary on the cruelty of the death penalty....not only for the condemned, but also for the family and the justice system that have to carry it out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good thinking movie, but it is NOT in color 3 April 2009
By Diane S. - Published on
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Being a fan of Patrick McGoohan, I was aware of this film long ago, and have only been able to enjoy it through old taped copies. When I saw it appear on DVD, I was delighted. However, the "if it's too good to be true..." theory validated my skeptism when I saw that this particular version was formatted in color - as Amazon's description indicated. There are two exact DVD's of this movie available through Amazon. I couldn't differentiate between the two according to the product descriptions, so of course I went for the one that was supposed to the color version. I guess it was referring to the on-screen menus, but I hope not because that would be purposely deceptive. I'm hoping Amazon's format description was simply an error.
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