Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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 miniseries cast includes five Oscar winners: Henry Fonda, Patty Duke, John Houseman, Burl Ives and Celeste Holm; and three Oscar nominees: Sally Kirkland, Ann Sothern and Charles Durning. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Stands the test of time!!
22 September 2001 | by (Dozier, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Captains and the Kings is such a rich mini-series. From the first episode to the last you can't help being drawn to the characters. I just got the VHS set and I can tell you that the story holds up as well now as it did in 1976. If you get the chance to see Captains and the Kings, don't pass it up. I guarantee it: you'll be hooked!!


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