Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.
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Cast

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 Joseph Armagh (8 episodes, 1976)
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 Harry Zieff (8 episodes, 1976)
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 Bernadette Hennessey Armagh / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Elizabeth Healey Hennessey / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Charles Desmond (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Rory Armagh (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Mary Armagh / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Marjorie Chisholm Armagh (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Gentleman (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Claudia / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Ed Healey (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Sean Armagh (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Courtney Wickersham (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Tom Hennessey (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Martinique (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Katherine Hennessey (3 episodes, 1976)
Doug Heyes Jr. ...
 Kevin Armagh (3 episodes, 1976)
Jenny Sullivan ...
 Honora Houlihan / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Miss Emmy (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Clair Montrose (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Sen. Enfield Bassett (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Judge Newell Chisholm (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Sister Angela (2 episodes, 1976)
Joe Kapp ...
 Bill Strickland / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Anne-Marie (2 episodes, 1976)
Rod Haase ...
 Roger Mace (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles H. Gray ...
 Captain Calvin (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles O. Lynch ...
 Hotel Clerk (2 episodes, 1976)
Roberta Storm ...
 Mrs. Calvin (2 episodes, 1976)
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Joseph Armagh was a poor Irish immigrant who came to the United States in the mid-19th century, and proceeded, through struggle, heartache and hard work, to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the country. This nine-part miniseries details Armagh's path to success. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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30 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitanes y los reyes  »

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| (9 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The story follows an Irish immigrant's rise from poverty to power. Though set a generation earlier, it is obviously inspired by the Kennedy clan with Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh [Richard Jordan] in the role of clan patriarch Joeseph Kennedy. Some of the parallels include Armagh as a blockade runner during the Civil War - Kennedy was reputed to be a rum-runner. Armagh married a senator's daughter - Kennedy married a Boston mayor's daughter. Armagh lost a son in the Spanish American War - Kennedy a son in World War II. Armagh's daughter was brain damaged in a horse-riding accident - Kennedy's daughter was born mentally handicapped. Both Armagh and Kennedy had sons assassinated while running for president. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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The Captains and the Kings
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Jordan is great in the lead role. From the end of slavery to the forming of the unions (as I remember) this story peaked my interest. A great demonstration of what can to a person who pursues riches and power their entire life. Just how far would a person go is acted out in a rich environment of clashing personalities in a time period of some the greatest opportunities in history. I have been checking off and on for a couple of years now hoping to find this great program on DVD. This is one of the best mini series ever made. I haven't seen it since it was on Television but will purchase it as soon as it is released on DVD.


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