The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires, based on a Pennsylvania coal miners' rebellion of the late 19th century, is occasionally brilliant. Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar head a competent cast.

With:
Sean Connery Richard Harris Samantha Eggar Frank Finlay Anthony Zerbe Bethel Leslie

The Molly Maguires, based on a Pennsylvania coal miners’ rebellion of the late 19th century, is occasionally brilliant. Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar head a competent cast.

Story background (‘suggested’ by an Arthur H. Lewis book) depicts Irish immigrants existing in the sort of company-captivity common to other American industries of the period. Employer abuses had led to unsuccessful strikes, after which the workers spawned an underground militant group.

Story is primarily that of Harris, hired by the mineowners to infiltrate the workers’ ranks. Connery is a rebel leader. Eggar appears occasionally for some light romantic interludes with Harris.

1970: Nomination: Best Art Direction

The Molly Maguires

Production: Paramount/Tamm. Director Martin Ritt; Producer Martin Ritt, Walter Bernstein; Screenplay Walter Bernstein; Camera James Wong Howe; Editor Frank Bracht; Music Henry Mancini; Art Director Tambi Larsen

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 124 MIN.

With: Sean Connery Richard Harris Samantha Eggar Frank Finlay Anthony Zerbe Bethel Leslie

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