Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  15 February 2004 (USA)
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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

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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Although the credits identify the song in the closing scene as the original version of "Beautiful" by Mandalay, the version that was actually used was the 7" Canny Mix from the album Vol. 6-Cafe Del Mar. See more »


Hillary Swank (Alice Paul) is drinking from a Jeannette and Herringbone clear iris cup. Although the company existed in 1898, the clear cups weren't introduced until 1928. See more »


Lucy Burns: To pay the fine would be admitting guilt. We haven't broken a law. Not one dollar!
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »


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Written by Hildegard von Bingen
Arranged by Richard Souther
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See it with your daughter!
6 March 2004 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

The story of the women's suffrage movement in America during the period 1912- 1920 moves along crisply, and the acting is of high caliber. This is not your grandmother's civil rights history; it is contemporary, relevant and occasionally funny. These are powerful, intelligent women who launch a quixotic campaign

to win voting rights against the opposition of most men, including President

Wilson, and not a few women. Set against a historical background that includes Prohibition and the outbreak of World War I, the film doesn't shy away from

tough subjects -- the human rights abuses committed against the movement's

leaders are depicted graphically and would not be suitable for young viewers. The 2000 Presidential election was a wake-up call about the need to exercise

our constitutional rights. This film reminds us never to take those rights for granted.

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