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For the Cause of Suffrage (1909)

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Mrs. Duff has invited to lunch the celebrated Mrs. Mary Talker, the champion suffragist, who is to make a speech at a meeting on the same day. The board of suffragists have also been ... See full summary »

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Francis Ford
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Mrs. Duff has invited to lunch the celebrated Mrs. Mary Talker, the champion suffragist, who is to make a speech at a meeting on the same day. The board of suffragists have also been invited and are present. The maid, who waits at table, resembles a man in gait and manners. The unhappy Mr. Duff attempts to take part in the general conversation, but his wife severely admonishes him. In three instances he is told to keep silent, and the guests are shocked at the presumption on the part of Mr. Duff. The meeting admitting of no delay, they hurry over their lunch and depart. Mr. Duff is ready to accompany them, but Mrs. Duff commands him to remain in the house and await her return. The unfortunate husband goes into the kitchen and tells the woman cook of his great disappointment. The cook is a large Irishwoman who does not in the least understand what women suffragists mean. She keenly shows her displeasure to the maid, of whose manners she does not approve, and when the latter makes any ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 October 1909 (USA)  »

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11 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

While one is almost ready to deplore the production of more films of the roughhouse order, it must still be admitted that this subject has been well chosen and that it is a travesty upon a topic which is unquestionably engrossing a good deal of attention at present. It need not be accepted as in any sense an even fair representation of those who represent the suffrage movement, and that they lay themselves open to just such exaggerated misrepresentations by their often unsupported and insupportable argument and actions. That Mr. Duff should be under the domination of a woman of his wife's Amazonian characteristics is not to be accepted as a travesty. It is quite Likely to be true, and in this respect, at least, the picture is not overdrawn. But the scene in the meeting where the disguised Mr. Duff interrupts and is compelled to make an unceremonious exit to save himself from bodily harm, is funny, and the tumble from the pier, with the gathering about the unfortunate man's bedside, are hits which raise a laugh. If these things are to be done, they should be done by producers as capable as the Melies Company. - The Moving Picture World, November 6, 1909


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