The Molly Maguires (1970)
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A group of 19th-century Irish immigrants working in Pennsylvania coal mines organize themselves into the Molly Maguires, a secret society formed to fight for better working conditions and humane treatment from owners. The detective assigned to the case (Richard Harris) goes undercover to expose the ringleader (Sean Connery) and bring the man to justice.
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Critic Reviews for The Molly Maguires
The trouble, as so often with Ritt films, is that the situation remains interesting rather than involving. But at least this detachment means that one has the leisure to savour the textures of Wong Howe's magnificent camerawork.
Realism without much reality, enormous care for the wrong details, historical accuracy and spineless dramaturgy.
What it does have, however, are powerful performances from Connery as a labour leader, and Harris as a government agent sent to infiltrate the group. There is also good photography by Howe.
You'll be nudged one way and pushed the other
Audience Reviews for The Molly Maguires
What happened to kids in the 40s and 50s to make them so damn depressed in the 70s? In a classic 1970s move, this flick ends on one of the greatest downer moments ever. Not much happens in this one, but Harris carries it well enough and, my god, the ending!
a gritty, realistic drama that was very underrated at the time. makes you think differently of sean connery. features some nice symbolic cinematography too. never goes for the jugular, but very solid all around.
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