THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (Theatrical Release USA 1970)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

The Molly Maguires
—cast completely makes this movie work—has a terrific story to tell and does it with heart rending precision. Great mining scenes, terrific fighting scenes, and heavy detailing of injustice make this movie stand above the crowd.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Irish rebel against working conditions in Pennsylvanian coal mines.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Martin Ritt for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Walter Bernstein and Martin Ritt for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack Kehoe (Sean Connery), Detective James McParlan (Richard Harris), Miss Mary Raines (Samantha Eggar), Davies (Frank Finlay), Dougherty (Anthony Zerbe), Mrs. Kehoe (Bethel Leslie), Frazier (Art Lund), Father O’Connor (Philip Bourneuf), Frank McAndrew (Anthony Costello), Mr. Raines (Brendan Dillon), Mrs. Frazier (Frances Heflin), and Jenkins (John Alderson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Director Martin Ritt strongly presents the American coal miner’s plight in the 19th century.

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