1968 Running time: 123 Certificate: pg Rating: 4

Synopsis

Richard Harris and Sean Connery are on blistering form as the undercover private detective and charismatic leader of a group of rebel miners sabotaging pits in 1870s Pennsylvania. Trivia: Connery's character Jack Kehoe was eventually pardoned by Pennsylvania governor Milton Shapp in 1979.

Director

  • Martin Ritt

Cast

  • Sean Connery

  • Richard Harris

  • Frank Finlay

  • Samantha Eggar

Review

Probably Martin Ritt's most consistently underrated film - a grippingly dramatic story of unrest and sabotage in the grim Pennsylvania coal mines during the second half of the 19th century.

The claustrophobic atmosphere of oppression and poverty is vividly caught, and the inner feelings of the major characters ripped gut-raw, with Richard Harris and Sean Connery each giving one of their strongest and most moving performances.

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