Captains and the Kings

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Exclusive Interview with Blair Brown
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2009
  • UPC: 741952654896
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Time: 8:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Captains and the Kings
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   Episodes
      Chapter I
      Chapter II
   Interview
Disc #2 -- Captains and the Kings
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   Episodes
      Chapter III
      Chapter IV
      Chapter V
      Chapter VI
Disc #3 -- Captains and the Kings
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      Chapter VII
      Chapter VIII
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great to see Captains and Kings again...

    Seeing this mini-series again was a great treat! The series traces a family's development in America. Superbly done with great stars, including my wife's favorite actor, the late Richard Jordan. The fast delivery and great price from B and N made for a wonderful on-line buying experience.

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