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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriot Blatch
Lucy Burns
Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
Mabel Vernon
Ida Wells-Barnett
Semen Hirzhner ...
Russian mover
Jeremy Nichols ...
Russian mover's son
Donna York Dunn ...
Woman on street
Kristina Vensko ...
Young Jenny Leighton
Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders ...
Nancy Barkin


Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Votes for women. See more »


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Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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Brilliant! Moving! Amazing!
2 April 2004 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing! I have never known much of the Women's Suffrage, other than there was some protesting and women finally got to vote sometime early 1900s. This movie changed all that...

The first time I saw it, I only saw the last 30 minutes and was completely engaged. Hilary Swank and Frances O'Connor were fabulous portraying Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. They portrayed so much passion and determination. I immediately checked out when the next showing was so I could see the whole thing.

The first while was a little slow, but sets the stage for the climax. The use of new age music with 1910s fashions were a nice contrast, bringing the attitudes and mood of that time into a present day reality.

The script was so well written. Not only was it easy to follow, but very accurate as much as I can determine. After viewing the movie, I rushed out to my public library and checked out several books on the suffrage. So far what I've read is congruent with the movie.

It's so awe-inspiring to think what these brave women went through to give us a vote. I can't wait until this becomes available on DVD-I will definitely be buying it as soon as that happens.

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