Playhouse 90

The Fabulous Irishman

Season 1, Ep 39, Aired 6/27/57
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  • Episode Description
  • In 1918, at the age of 23, Briscoe is swept up in the fever of the Irish rebellion against Britain. He joins the Irish Republican Army and becomes a follower of Eamon de Valera and a member of the Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist movement working to establish home rule for Ireland. Briscoe carries out man secret assignments for the cause of freedom.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Frankenheimer

  • Elick Moll

  • Peter Lorre

  • Eli Mintz

    Mr. Isaacs

  • Michael Higgins

    Jamie Farrow

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • Peter Lorre possibly hosted this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • In June 1956, Robert Briscoe was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, the first man of the Jewish faith to hold this office. While the world was surprised, Ireland was not, for Robert Briscoe is a noted Irish patriot.

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