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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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Harriot Blatch
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Lucy Burns
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Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
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Mabel Vernon
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Semen Hirzhner ...
Russian mover
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Russian mover's son
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Woman on street
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Young Jenny Leighton
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Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders ...
Nancy Barkin
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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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The "Night of Terror" scene where Lucy Burns's hands were handcuffed above her head actually took place. It happened on November 14, 1917. See more »

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When Pres. Wilson is giving the speech in Congress, the US flag is hung backwards. Whether the flag is vertical or horizontal, the stars should always be in the upper left. See more »

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Alice Paul: I'm having dinner with Helen Keller.
Ben Weissman: Don't stare, she hates that.
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Written by Nicola Hitchcock and Saul Freeman
Performed by Mandalay
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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Good movie with important message
14 September 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I think it's hard for most to remember that women have had the right to vote for less then 100 years. If nothing else this movie may help to renew interest in an issue that most like to conveniently forget. Hillary Swank and Frances O' Connor give wonderful performances as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. And Anjelica Huston is subtle and formidable as Carrie Chapman Catt. And I loved that Inez Millholland was included-she was an important part of the movement and Julia Ormond is fabulous. This movie is beautifully shot and masterfully edited. It also has a modern soundtrack with great remixs by Sarah McLachlan, Mandalay and Lauren Hill. One criticism though-they didn't do a very good job of showing a true representation of the time and effort it took to achieve the 20th amendment. They made it seem like a few women staged a hunger strike and BAM...votes. So many women gave their health, lives and blood for the movement...they deserve more. There are ways to show time progression, they didn't choose to. More time was given over to the relationship between the suffragettes but it is very well done.


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