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The Molly Maguires (1970)

In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of 1876, a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment.

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Mrs. Kehoe
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Father O'Connor
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Mr. Raines
Frances Heflin ...
Mrs. Frazier
John Alderson ...
Jenkins
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Susan Goodman ...
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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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4 June 1970 (Australia)  »

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Odio en las entrañas  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was released six years after its source book "Lament for the Molly Maguires" by Arthur H. Lewis had been published. The movie is said to have been "suggested" by this work. See more »

Goofs

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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[first lines]
Detective James McParlan: Lager
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Featured in Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Eileen Aroon
Traditional Irish Song
Performed by Samantha Eggar (uncredited) and Richard Harris (uncredited)
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A Wonderfully Provocative Film.
1 July 2002 | by 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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