电影名称 The Molly Maguires: or, Labor Wars in the Coal Mines
- 类型 短片 / 戏剧
- 国家 美国
- 语言 英语
- 上映时间 18 December 1908 (USA)
Some thirty years ago there existed among the anthracite coal miners of Northeast Pennsylvania a secret organization known as the Molly Maguires. Taking the name from a secret political society of Ireland, it spread rapidly over the entire anthracite country and soon succeeded in obtaining a general ascendancy in the councils of the miners. The region was divided into districts, each under the sole command of a chief official known as a "body master." A general strike was successful and many of the hardships of the mining system wiped out. But in a few years the organization fell into the hands of a band of desperate leaders who used their power over the simple miner folks for their own selfish ends. Strikes were ordered by them on the slightest excuse. Soon a species of terrorism existed throughout the entire region. But the arrest and execution of a number of the most criminal leaders broke the power of the "Mollies" over the miners. In the stirring scenes about to be shown you is told a story of human suffering, endurance and heroism among these simple miner people. Scene 1. Death Visits Miner Anderson's House. Scene 2. The Strike. Anderson Refuses in Go Out. Scene 3. Conspiracy in the Coal Breakers. Scene 4. Anderson Assaulted by Strikers. Scene 5. Anderson's Home Coming. Scene 6. Strikers Burn Anderson's Little Cottage. Scene 7. The Fight at the Breakers. Scene 8. Back to Work.