Captains and the Kings

Captains and the Kings

Director: Douglas Heyes, Allen Reisner Cast: Richard Jordan, Perry King

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One of four dramatic miniseries carried by NBC under the blanket title Best Sellers, Captains and the Kings was adapted from a novel by Taylor Caldwell. Covering a time span from 1857 to 1912, this was the saga of the Irish-immigrant Armagh clan, with emphasis on the rags-to-riches career of Joseph Armagh (Richard Jordan). Achieving fame and prominence (if not full-fledged social acceptance) through a Byzantine series of investments in the oil industry, the elder Armagh was obsessed with the notion of having one of his sons become the first Irish-Catholic President of the United States (does this story sound vaguely familiar?). Along the way, Joseph and his offspring indulged in innumerable romantic liaisons, extramarital and otherwise. Featured in the all-star cast is Patty Duke Astin, who won an Emmy award for her portrayal of Bernadette Hennessey Armagh. Captains and the Kings was broadcast from September 30 to November 18, 1976 in seven installments, two of which ran 120 minutes, and the other six lasting 60 minutes -- a total of nine hours' air time in all.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2009
UPC: 0741952654896
Original Release: 1976
Rating: NR
Source: Koch Vision
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 8:14:00

Special Features

Exclusive Interview with Blair Brown

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Jordan Joseph Armagh
Perry King Rory Armagh
Patty Duke Bernadette Hennessey Armagh
Ray Bolger R. J. Squibbs
Blair Brown Elizabeth Healey
John Carradine Father Hale
Katherine Crawford Moira Armagh
Charles Durning Ed Healey
Henry Fonda Sen. Enfield Bassett
Celeste Holm Sister Angela
John Houseman Judge Newell Chisholm
David Huffman Sean Armagh
Burl Ives "Old Syrup"
Harvey Jason Haroun "Harry" Zieff
Vic Morrow Tom Hennessey
Barbara Parkins Martinique
Joanna Pettet Katherine Hennessey
Jane Seymour Marjorie Chisholm
Ann Sothern Mrs. Finch
Robert Vaughn Charles Desmond
Neville Brand O'Herlihy
Pernell Roberts Braithwaite
Joe Kapp Strickland
Linda Kelsey Peg
Elizabeth Cheshire Young Bernadette
Johnny Doran Young Joseph
Kristopher Marquis Sean (as a child)
Missy Gold Mary Armagh (as a child)
Beverly D'Angelo Miss Emmy
Peter Donat Clair Montrose
Douglas Heyes Kevin Armagh
Stefan Gierasch Gannon
Terry Kiser Courtney Wickersham
Clifton James Gov. Hackett
Jenny Sullivan Honora Houlihan
Sean McClory Boland
Richard Matheson James Garfield
George Gaynes Orestes Bradley
Ford Rainey Abraham Lincoln
William Prince Jay Regan
Anne Dusenberry Ann-Marie
Philip Bourneuf Father Scanlon
Cynthia Sikes Claudia Desmond Armagh
Kermit Murdock James Spaulding
John Herbsleb Young Courtney
Patrick Laborteaux Young Rory
Mills Watson Preston
Roger Robinson Cpl. Lincoln Douglas
Lee de Broux Theodore Roosevelt
Robert Donner Wounded Texan
Ken Swofford Capt. Muldoon
Steve Coit William McKinley
Georgio Tozzi Foreign Gentleman
Severn Darden Plover
Byron Webster William Jennings Bryan
Tracey Gold Rosemary Armagh
Sian Barbara Allen Cara Leslie
Sally Kirkland Aggie
Bill Quinn Dr. Harris Herbert
Connie Kreski PearlGray
Ted Gehring Actor
John de Lancie Actor
William Bryant Actor
Todd Martin Actor
Martin Kove Actor
Duane Grey Actor
Norman Bartold Actor
Boyd "Red" Morgan Actor
James O'Connell Actor
Barbara Morrison Actor
William Gordon Actor
Bernard Behrens Actor
Richard Herd Actor
Eldon Quick Actor

Technical Credits
Douglas Heyes Director,Screenwriter
Allen Reisner Director
Dorothy J. Bailey Associate Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
John W. Corso Art Director
Edwin F. England Editor
Roy Huggins Executive Producer
Joseph Jennings Art Director
Elinor Karpf Screenwriter
Stephen Karpf Screenwriter
Dana Karpoff Score Composer
Vilis Lapenieks Cinematographer
Larry Lester Editor
Isidore Mankofsky Cinematographer
Christopher Nelson Editor
Jo Swerling Producer
Lawrence J. Vallario Editor
Ric Waite Cinematographer

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