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Title:
The Molly Maguires
Author:
Ritt, Martin, 1914-1990.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paramount, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
James McParlan is an operative working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who is hired by a major coal company to infiltrate and expose an underground terrorist organization, the "Molly Maguires". The Mollies operate within the improverished mining communities of Pennsylvania and are mostly Irish emigrants. McParlan is selected to infiltrate the organization to pose as a new member, but it quickly becomes apparent that the working conditions are truly wretched. The lawman's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.

Based on the book by Arthur H. Lewis.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG; for violence and some thematic material.
ISBN:
9780792197423
UPC:
097360690545
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi