The Molly Maguires

See you in hell: Sean Connery and Richard Harris in The Molly Maguires (dir. Martin Ritt, 1970).

Wow. This was much better than I thought it would be. A terrorist cell of Pennsylvania coal miners in the pre-union 1870s is infiltrated by a detective informer. Everything works: cinematography, editing, music, performances, script, and flawless pacing. Several reviewers have remarked that films like this could never get made in Hollywood today, and films like this may be part of the reason they can't: its downbeat moral/political theme made it a massive failure at the box office.

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