The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »
The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the company's almost total disregard for its workers' safety in pursuit of increased production and profits, and resulted, among other things, in the passage of new worker safety laws and the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Written by
Tovah Feldshuh, who starred in this film, later narrated a documentary about the Triangle Fire Scandal. See more »
At one point one of the ladies working in the factory makes reference to having seen Charles Chaplin. This film is set in 1911; Chaplin didn't make his first film until 1914 and would have been completely unknown in America in 1911. See more »
This movie was very good, and very dramatic. We watched it in history! (I was thrilled, cause Charlotte Rae is in it!) Anyway, it was a very well written movie and the cast is VERY talented! It feels like you're really there watching it. It gets a little too realistic when people were jumping out windows to escape burning to death.
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