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/10
56 Ratings

The Molly Maguires

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1970
Drama, History

Synopsis

In 1876 in the mines of Pennsylvania, miners are unprotected, exploited in a brazen manner for the good of industry in full development. The single solace in their misery, the feats of the “Molly Maguires”, secret society which avenges by violence injustice made to the workers.

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The Molly Maguires Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1971 | Nominee: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Critics reviews

Ritt and screenwriter Walter Bernstein, blacklistees both, imbue their slow-burning tale of trust and betrayal with a hard purity of purpose—a big-budget militant film that doesn’t end by flinching…
September 06, 2013
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