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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
30 September 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
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Cast

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Richard Jordan ... Joseph Armagh (8 episodes, 1976)
Harvey Jason ... Harry Zieff (8 episodes, 1976)

Patty Duke ... Bernadette Hennessey Armagh / ... (6 episodes, 1976)

Blair Brown ... Elizabeth Healey Hennessey / ... (6 episodes, 1976)

Robert Vaughn ... Charles Desmond (6 episodes, 1976)

Perry King ... Rory Armagh (4 episodes, 1976)

Katherine Crawford ... Mary Armagh / ... (4 episodes, 1976)

Jane Seymour ... Marjorie Chisholm / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Bernard Behrens ... Gentleman (4 episodes, 1976)

Cynthia Sikes ... Claudia / ... (4 episodes, 1976)

Charles Durning ... Ed Healey (3 episodes, 1976)
David Huffman ... Sean Armagh (3 episodes, 1976)

Terry Kiser ... Courtney Wickersham (3 episodes, 1976)

Vic Morrow ... Tom Hennessey (3 episodes, 1976)

Barbara Parkins ... Martinique (3 episodes, 1976)

Joanna Pettet ... Katherine Hennessey (3 episodes, 1976)
Doug Heyes Jr. ... Kevin Armagh (3 episodes, 1976)
Jenny Sullivan ... Honora Houlihan / ... (3 episodes, 1976)

Beverly D'Angelo ... Miss Emmy (3 episodes, 1976)
Peter Donat ... Clair Montrose (2 episodes, 1976)

Henry Fonda ... Sen. Enfield Bassett (2 episodes, 1976)

John Houseman ... Judge Newell Chisholm (2 episodes, 1976)

Celeste Holm ... Sister Angela (2 episodes, 1976)
Joe Kapp ... Strickland (2 episodes, 1976)
Ann Dusenberry ... Anne-Marie (2 episodes, 1976)
Rod Haase ... 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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Series Directed by
Douglas Heyes (5 episodes, 1976)
Allen Reisner (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Taylor Caldwell (8 episodes, 1976)
Douglas Heyes (8 episodes, 1976)
Elinor Karpf (7 episodes, 1976)
Steven Karpf (7 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Dorothy J. Bailey .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1976)
Roy Huggins .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1976)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... producer (8 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (7 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky (6 episodes, 1976)
Vilis Lapenieks (2 episodes, 1976)

Ric Waite (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Edwin F. England (8 episodes, 1976)
Larry Lester (8 episodes, 1976)
Lawrence J. Vallario (8 episodes, 1976)
Christopher Nelson (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
John W. Corso (8 episodes, 1976)

Joseph R. Jennings (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams (8 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Ben Bishop .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1976)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Grillo .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976)
Wayne A. Farlow .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976)

John Slosser .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... stand-by painter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound (8 episodes, 1976)
Roger Sword .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1976)
John Stacy .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1976)

Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Randy Kelley .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John B. Schuyler .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 1976)
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes, 1976)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberta Weiner .... costumes: women (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... composer: Best Sellers theme (8 episodes, 1976)
Al Teeter .... music editor (8 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
540 min | 60 min (9 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Great, 8 June 2004
Author: (myerstt@hotmail.com) from seattle, washington

Without question,by far the greatest thing I've ever seen on film. The acting,writing,scenery,music,costumes,just incredible!All of it-just incredible!The cast members complimented one another beautifully. The music conducted by Leonard Bernstein was so great! I have to wonder why they can't put together a series or mini-series like it now.I purchased it on tape and can honestly say that if i were forced to destroy every tape I own but one Captains and Kings would be the one I keep without a moments hesitation.Richard Jordans' performance was fantastic. In the beginning he's this youngster protecting his brother and sister and at the end of the movie he's an older man. Charles Durnings' role,what can i say? The man was terrific! Barbara Parkins,soooooooo good. Harvey Jason and Vic Morrow,both great!I seriously apologize for leaving out some cast members due to my bad memory when it comes to names-PLEASE know that ALL of you were GREAT!

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