Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount, c2004.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen DVD collection
Widescreen DVD collection.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
Based on the book by Arthur H. Lewis.
Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay, Anthony Zerbe, Bethel Leslie, Art Lund, Philip Bourneuf.
Producers, Martin Ritt and Walter Bernstein ; writer, Walter Bernstein ; director, Martin Ritt ; director of photography, James Wong Howe ; editor, Frank Bracht ; music, Henry Mancini.
MPAA rating: PG; for violence and some thematic material.
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's loyalties become divided between the law and his fellow countrymen.