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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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Credited cast:
Phillips Smalley ... Dr. Broome
Lois Weber ... Mrs. Broome
Priscilla Dean ... Mrs. Graham
Wedgwood Nowell ... Mr. Graham
Evelyn Selbie ... Sarah
Harry De More Harry De More ... Sarah's Husband
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Josephine Myers Josephine Myers ... Little Girl
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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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See it and then answer the question - Shall a Mother Lose Her Birthright? See more »

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Certificate:

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Based on the career and incarceration of birth control crusader Margaret Sanger, of whom director Lois Weber was an ardent admirer. See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1917 (USA) See more »

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Is a Woman a Person? See more »

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1.33 : 1
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