The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

Director: Martin Ritt Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar

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Overview

This grim historical drama from director Martin Ritt was loosely based on real-life events. Richard Harris stars as James McParlan, an operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1876. The Pinkertons have been hired by a major coal company to infiltrate and expose an underground terrorist organization, the "Molly Maguires," operating within the impoverished mining communities of Pennsylvania. As most of the miners are Irish, the recently emigrated McParlan is selected to pose as a new worker just arrived in the area. He quickly wins the trust and loyalty of the local terrorist leader, Jack Kehoe (Sean Connery), as well as the affection of his landlord's beautiful daughter, Mary Raines (Samantha Eggar). As it becomes clear that the group he's supposed to betray is protesting truly wretched working conditions, the lawman's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen. The Molly Maguires (1970) was Oscar nominated for Best Art and Set Direction.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
UPC: 0883316755105
Original Release: 1970
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount (Pmt)
Time: 2:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Jack Kehoe
Richard Harris James McParlan/McKenna
Samantha Eggar 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 Mrs. Frazier
John Alderson Jenkins
Malachy McCourt Bartender
Susan Goodman Mrs. McAndrew
Tom Jones Football Player

Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director,Producer
Walter Bernstein Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Bracht Editor
Willis Cook Special Effects
Roger Creed Stunts
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Tambi Larsen Art Director,Production Designer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Wally Westmore Makeup

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