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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

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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Mabel Vernon
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Semen Hirzhner ...
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Russian Mover's Son
Donna York Dunn ...
Woman on Street
Kristina Vensko ...
Young Jenny Leighton
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Emily Leighton
Lois Sanders ...
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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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Although the final scene is said to take place in August, it's clearly late autumn (Lucy and Alice wear coats and trees are obviously losing their leaves). See more »

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Senator Leighton: I don't know a judge in this district that will give you custody right now.
Emily Leighton: You won't take my children.
Senator Leighton: And how are you going to stop me? Can you afford an attorney?
Emily Leighton: An attorney? To prove what? That I'm their mother? What will *your* judge say? That this is *your* house and *your* children? What am I to you, Tom, in your house? Chattel? This is how you punish me? I am their mother! They are not your children to take!
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Angel
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Written by Andrew Cato (as Andrew Cocup) and Rachel Foster
Performed by Weekend Players
Courtesy of Multiply Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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If you are looking for History, this is not it.
29 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There may be history somewhere in this made for TV movie, but many of the facts that you can independently verify are false or misleading. It appears more to be just a story of how someone wishes to remember the struggle for women's suffrage.

It is particularly inaccurate with it's drumbeat against the Republicans of the time. The 19th amendment passed against fierce Democratic opposition. The vote in the House where the Republicans controlled 240 vs 192 was 304 for, 89 against. The vote in the Senate was 56(R-36, D-20) for, 25 against (R-8, D-17).

The states that ratified the amendment were virtually all Republican. Almost no Democratic states ratified it.

One of the reasons that Teddy Roosevelt was defeated by Wilson was that TR and his party had adopted Women's Suffrage as a plank. It is also why Republicans steadily took seats in both houses during the battle.


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