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The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires / Paramount Pictures presents a Tamm production, a Martin Ritt production ; written by Walter Bernstein ; produced by Martin Ritt and Walter Bernstein ; directed by Martin Ritt.
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [2004], ©2004.
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Additional Authors
  • Bernstein, Walter.
  • Ritt, Martin, 1914-1990.
  • Harris, Richard, 1930-2002.
  • Connery, Sean.
  • Eggar, Samantha.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
  • Tamm Productions.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
  • A detective on undercover assignment for the mine owners fights to win the coal miners\u0027 trust, and finds himself fighting his own conscience.
  • 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\u0027s loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen.
Series Statement
Widescreen DVD collection
Uniform Title
Widescreen DVD collection.
Feature films.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
  • Based on the book by Arthur H. Lewis.
Credits (note)
  • Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; editor, Frank Bracht ; music, Henry Mancini ; costume designer, Dorothy Jeakins ; art director, Tambi Larsen.
Audience (note)
  • MPAA rating: PG; for violence and some thematic material.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; NTSC.
Language (note)
  • In English with English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
  • 0792197429
  • 9780792197423
  • ocn787838961
  • 787838961
  • SCSB-3664706
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