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The Molly Maguires (1970)

PG  |   |  Drama, History  |  17 June 1970 (France)
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

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Detective James McParlan
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Miss Mary Raines
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Davies
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Dougherty
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Mrs. Kehoe
Art Lund ...
Frazier
Philip Bourneuf ...
Father O'Connor
Anthony Costello ...
Frank McAndrew
Brendan Dillon ...
Mr. Raines
Frances Heflin ...
Mrs. Frazier
John Alderson ...
Jenkins
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Bartender
Susan Goodman ...
Mrs. McAndrew
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Rated PG for violence, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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Odio en las entrañas  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Richard Harris received top first billed, Sean Connery received second billing. Reportedly, Connery did not mind being billed in second place, once pointing out to an interviewer, "For the amount of money they're paying me for this, they can put a mule ahead of me". Similarly, Connery also once said, "For one million dollars, they can bill me after the janitor!". The billing order was of note for this film because Connery was a big star who had played James Bond whilst Harris had not ever achieved super-star status. Top billing usually goes to the bigger star and based on this usual criteria, Connery would have been top first billed. See more »

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The steam locomotive has a steel riveted cab, clearly of 1890's or later vintage, rather than an 1870's design. See more »

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[Davies has given McParlan a beating, as part of his cover]
Davies: They'll respect you now. It's about the only thing they do respect round here, a blow and a hard head.
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Cockles and Mussels
Traditional Irish Song
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A Wonderfully Provocative Film.
1 July 2002 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



Having been born and raised in the area this picture was filmed in,naturally I feel a bond to it. Add to that the fact that Richard Harris,one of my favorite actors stars in the film,and its a must see for me. Looking past that the film is riviting. Harris and Connery carry the film as the Cat and Mouse in this Coal town saga each playing to their professional strengths while adding a bit of their own to the roles. The supporting cast is just as strong,particularly the lovely and talented Samantha Eggar and the underused shakespearean actor Frank Finley.

On a personal note,two of my early mentors in theatre,J. Gerald Godwin and Jane Tomassetti have small roles in the film as the Paymaster and Miliner respectivley.

To sum it up..Molly McGuires is a film that you can sink your teeth into..and no matter which side of the conflict you find yourself on you can see what it was that drove men to do what they did.This film will not fail to keep you on the edge of your seat and make you think in the process.


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