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The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires(1970)

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Brief Synopsis

Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant 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?

Cast & Crew

Martin Ritt Director
Richard Harris James McParlan/McKenna
Sean Connery Jack Kehoe
Samantha Eggar Mary Raines
Anthony Zerbe Dougherty
Bethel Leslie Mrs. Kehoe
Art Lund Frazier
Anthony Costello Frank McAndrew
Philip Bourneuf Father O'Connor
Brendan Dillon Mr. Raines
Frances Heflin Mrs. Frazier
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  Scranton, Pennsylvania, opening: 27 Jan 1970
Release Date:  1970 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Martin Ritt Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Tamm Productions
Duration(mins):  124 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Nastier Side of US History

    TOM B 2012-08-25

    This 1970 semi-epic film is sort of a land bound equivalent of that other thinking man's epic The Sand Pebbles. Both films have beautiful color... MORE>

  • Fond memories of "The Molly Maguires"

    Louis Varricchio 2012-06-09

    I was a 14-year-old lad when cast as a crowd-scene extra in "The Molly Maguires" filmed on location in Pennsylvania USA in 1968. I appear for a... MORE>

  • Correct Info

    Diane Schatten 2012-03-13

    This is a commentary not a review. Yes, I was one of the Casting Directors. There seems to be no mention of the writer, the esteemed Walter Bernstein who... MORE>