The Molly Maguires
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Occasionally brilliant."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It does offer some memorable moments of quality and passion."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"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."
‑ , Film4
"Realism without much reality, enormous care for the wrong details, historical accuracy and spineless dramaturgy."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"You'll be nudged one way and pushed the other"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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