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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)

Passed | | Drama | 13 May 1917 (USA)
A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Dr. Broome
... Mrs. Broome
... Mrs. Graham
... Mr. Graham
... Sarah
Harry De More ... Sarah's Husband
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Josephine Myers ... Little Girl
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Storyline

A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was open to the rich but closed to the poor. She is arrested for holding a meeting anyway, is arrested, but convinces her husband and a judge of the soundness of her beliefs. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Broadway Engagement Under the Auspices of Universal Film Manufacturing Company (original poster) See more »

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Drama

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Passed
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13 May 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Is a Woman a Person?  »

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1.33 : 1
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Following the censorship issues she encountered with Where Are My Children? (1916), Lois Weber decided to tone down the plot of this film, which deals with the same subject matter (birth control). She later attributed the film's disappointing box office earnings to "being too tame (with) hardly a jolt in it." See more »

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