Votes for Women (film) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Votes_for_Women_(film)

Votes for Women
Directed byHal Reid
Written byMary Ware Dennett
Harriet Laidlaw
Frances Maule Bjorkman
Release date
June 26, 1912

Votes for Women is a 1912 American silent melodrama film directed by Hal Reid.[1] It was produced by Reliance Film Company in partnership with the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was written by suffragists Mary Ware Dennett, Harriet Laidlaw, and Frances Maule Bjorkman. The film featured cameos by prominent suffragists, including Anna Howard Shaw, Jane Addams, and Inez Milholland, and incorporated documentary footage of a women's suffrage parade in New York City.[2][3][4]


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  1. ^ Sloan, K. (1988). The loud silents: origins of the social problem film. University of Illinois Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-252-01544-1. Retrieved May 31, 2019. Under the direction of Hal Reid, the two reels of Votes for Women turned the distinguished world of the United States Senate belly-side ...
  2. ^ "Oregon Woman Suffrage History Month to Month". centuryofaction.org. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Suffragists Storm the Screen". Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Lowe, Denise (January 27, 2014). An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895–1930. Routledge. p. 503. ISBN 978-1-317-71897-0.

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