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Mabel Van Buren
Lucie K. Villa
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1912 (USA)  »

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This short film recently restored and included in the compilation "Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934" has not been fully identified. Experts suggest that may be a Warner or Selig production. See more »

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Oh, those silly women....
27 June 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

By the way, this film is part of a DVD set entitled "Treasures III"--a set of four DVDs all about social issues and reform. The second disk (where you'll find this one) is about women's issues in particular.

When I watched the film, I watched it with the audio commentary. According to it, the first portion of the film is missing and they're not even sure who made the film or starred in it.

The film is an attack on suffragettes and their husbands. The women all act like men (playing poker, fighting, ignoring their kids, etc.) and their husbands are all emasculated guys who take care of running the home. Instead of really addressing the aims of the suffragettes, the film makes fun of them--thus marginalizing their concerns.

While none of this is fair, it is awfully funny--especially when they beat up the cop who tries to stop their raucous party. It makes its misogynistic point well.


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