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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 »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Excellent mini-series, but read the book also. See more (15 total) »

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:
Producer Jo Swerling Jr. remembers "We had a lovely young actress named Beverly D'Angelo doing a love scene with Harvey Jason. It was your typical TV shot across her back to Harvey as she lets the negligee drop to the ground, and she's standing there naked. Then we did closeups of Harvey, and then of Beverly. And in Beverly's closeup we put a TV matte on the lens so that our matted field of vision would cut just at the nipple line; that was it was obvious that she was nude, but you didn't see any nipple. However, when the show was telecast, there were in the new TV sets variances in the field of vision, and half the sets in the country saw more of Beverly than the other half. The following morning, we got a panic call from Broadcast Standards that we had violated the nudity ban and that more people saw Beverly's nipples than didn't. But nobody complained. Nobody but the censors. The upshot was that we were told not to cut it that close in the future."See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent mini-series, but read the book also., 20 September 2008
Author: rockk480 from United States

In 1976 I was given a copy of the book by Taylor Caldwell by a dear friend who suggested I read it. I was not too keen initially in reading it , but did find it quickly becoming a book that was difficult to put down. While I usually prefer to watch a movie than read a book, the book added more to the story than the movie. The only problem I have with the movie (my vote as the best mini series ever)is that a list of non-fiction books she listed at the back of the book she used to form her novel are regrettably missing at the end of the movie. Joseph Armagh's recognition of a powerful group of individuals determining national politics so intrigued me that I have spent the last thirty years investigating the concept, beginning with the books she recommends at the end of the book. My world view has been unalterably formed by this historical novel and the subsequent investigations over the ensuing years. While I highly recommend this movie, I would also recommend reading the book and beginning your own search for political insight.

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