Season 4 Episode 14

The Bold Fenian Men

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Dec 18, 1960 on ABC

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  • Interesting bit of history

    Another good use of the Great Britain influence of Roger Moore.

    The Fenian Rebellion against the English took place in 1867. Perhaps a bit early for this episode but ballpark enough, particularly since these events may have taken place after the Rebellion itself. One of the accurate touches is the second song played in the hotel bar: "The Wearing of the Green," whose melody is the same as the better known "The Rising of the Moon." It was a 1798 composition for the Kildare Rebellion that was the rallying cry for supporters of both efforts. An attack plan. If sung in British public it brought the death penalty. There's even a variation of it during the beating of the Army spy, "Kelly."

    The diffidence to lethal violence by the conspirators toward Beau is ironic given the bloodshed, especially with regard to informers, of the movement. But our guy is such a charmer that he had immunity.

    Sharon Hugueny is intoxicatingly beautiful. One of many in the series. Another reason to follow it.