Votes for Women (1912)

The suffrage workers are vainly endeavoring to win over Senator Herman to their cause as his vote on a certain bill they favor means its passage. May Fillmore, one of the most ardent of the... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Reid

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edgena De Lespine ... Jane Wadsworth
Gertrude Robinson
Sue Balfour Sue Balfour ... (as Mrs. Balfour)
Pearl Egan Pearl Egan
Gladys Egan
Charles Herman
Edward P. Sullivan
J.W. Backus J.W. Backus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Addams ... Herself
Mary Beard Mary Beard ... Herself
Frances Maule Bjorkman Frances Maule Bjorkman ... Herself
Florence Maule Cooley Florence Maule Cooley ... Herself
Mary Ware Dennett Mary Ware Dennett ... Herself
Harriet Laidlaw Harriet Laidlaw ... Herself
Inez Millholland ... Herself
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Storyline

The suffrage workers are vainly endeavoring to win over Senator Herman to their cause as his vote on a certain bill they favor means its passage. May Fillmore, one of the most ardent of the workers, discovers that the father of a little motherless tenement brood has died of tuberculosis, after having vainly importuned the owner. Senator Herman, to make building alterations that will remedy unsatisfactory conditions. She goes to the Senator's fiancée, Jane Wadsworth, and succeeds in securing her help. Jane accompanies May to the poor bereaved family, and she is shocked at the terrible lack of sanitation. They find three little girls and a baby left to fight the world alone. Elsie, the eldest, is doing embroidery sweat-shop work at home, and minding the baby, while Hester works in a department store. The other tot is a half-time scholar, and in the afternoons assists her sister working on corset covers for another shop. All these fearful conditions are pointed out by May and have their ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1912 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reliance Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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