History Film / TheMollyMaguires

9th Oct '12 10:29:57 AM CorahsUncle
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1970 film starring SeanConnery, RichardHarris, and Samantha Eggar. The movie tells the story of a nineteenth century group of Irish-American coal miners who form a terrorist group known as the Molly Maguires to fight exploitation by their oppressive employers. A PinkertonDetective named James Mc Parlan infiltrates the group to take them down from the inside. But he finds himself sympathizing more with the Mollies than with the company men who hired him.

The film takes a few small liberties with the plot, sacrificing strict historical accuracy for drama, but the setting is highly realistic and occasionally beautiful. Was a box office flop, but well worth watching.

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\n1970 film starring SeanConnery, RichardHarris, Richard Harris, and Samantha Eggar. The movie tells the story of a nineteenth century 19th-century group of Irish-American coal miners who form a terrorist group known as the Molly Maguires to fight exploitation by their oppressive employers. A PinkertonDetective named James Mc Parlan [=McParlan=] infiltrates the group to take them down from the inside. But he finds himself sympathizing more with the Mollies than with the company men who hired him.

The film takes a few small liberties with the plot, sacrificing strict historical accuracy for drama, but the setting is highly realistic and occasionally beautiful. Was It was a box office flop, but well worth watching.
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9th Oct '12 10:22:26 AM erforce
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1970 film starring SeanConnery, RichardHarris, and Samantha Eggar. The movie tells the story of a nineteenth century group of Irish-American coal miners who form a terrorist group known as the Molly Maguires to fight exploitation by their oppressive employers. A PinkertonDetective named James Mc Parlan infiltrates the group to take them down from the inside. But he finds himself sympathizing more with the Mollies than with the company men who hired him.

The film takes a few small liberties with the plot, sacrificing strict historical accuracy for drama, but the setting is highly realistic and occasionally beautiful. Was a box office flop, but well worth watching.

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!! This movie provides examples of:

* BlackAndGrayMorality
* ConflictingLoyalty
* DirtyBusiness
* TheInfiltration
* JadeColoredGlasses
* KnightTemplar
* TheMole
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: James going back for the Molly who is wounded during the gunfight.
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* PinkertonDetective
* SeeYouInHell
* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue: The first words are spoken 15 minutes into the movie. Jack Kehoe doesn't speak until 40 minutes in.
* StuffBlowingUp
* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives
* TokenRomance
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters
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