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
Jeremy Nichols ...
Russian mover's son
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Woman on street
Kristina Vensko ...
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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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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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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50-star US flags throughout most of the first half of the movie. See more »

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Alice Paul: [on the phone] Helen Keller's in town. Arrange for me to meet her.
[pause]
Alice Paul: No I don't know what hotel.
[pause]
Alice Paul: Well she's deaf and blind. If she found it, I'm sure you can.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken
(1958)
Written by Ada R. Habershon amd Charles Gabriel, often attributed to A.P. Carter
Performed by Jasmin Tabatabai and Tico Zamora
Courtesy of Chet Records
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Women should view
17 October 2004 | by (Toms River, NJ) – See all my reviews

I just viewed this film and was very moved by the story and the performances. Hillary Swank was excellent as Alice and brought a believability to the character which the history books cannot convey.

All women should view this film, especially those who choose not to vote. While I have always exercised my right to vote, I did not realize what sacrifices were made so that I would have that right. Viewing this film should be part of American History classes. I don't remember ever reading about this in my history class. What perfect timing to have it air before this very important election.It reminds us that most freedoms that we enjoy are only won after much fierce determination, sacrifice, and overcoming overwhelming odds.


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