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The Molly Maguires (1970)

M | | Drama, History | 24 May 1970 (UK)
In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of 1876, a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment.

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Arthur H. Lewis (suggested by a book by), Walter Bernstein
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Harris ... Detective James McParlan
Sean Connery ... Jack Kehoe
Samantha Eggar ... Miss Mary Raines
Frank Finlay ... Davies
Anthony Zerbe ... Dougherty
Bethel Leslie ... Mrs. Kehoe
Art Lund ... Frazier
Philip Bourneuf ... Father O'Connor
Anthony Costello ... Frank McAndrew
Brendan Dillon ... Mr. Raines
Frances Heflin Frances Heflin ... Mrs. Frazier
John Alderson John Alderson ... Jenkins
Malachy McCourt ... Bartender
Susan Goodman Susan Goodman ... Mrs. McAndrew
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Molly Maguires were a hard, savage gang of rebels. And the informer had to be tougher than them all.

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, but failed to win. See more »

Goofs

Sean Connery takes out a $1 bill which wasn't printed until 1923. The movie is supposed to take place fifty years earlier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective James McParlan: Lager
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Connections

Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Eileen Aroon
Traditional Irish Song
Performed by Samantha Eggar (uncredited) and Richard Harris (uncredited)
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User Reviews

 
Good story with excellent cast.
21 August 2001 | by brewsmacSee all my reviews

Good story line. Well played. Excellent cast, with some lesser seen actors. Enjoyed this film throughout. Constantly moving story. Historically accurate as I understand. Good example of Sean Connery's earlier (non-Bond) work.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Molly Maguires See more »

Filming Locations:

Llewellyn, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tamm Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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