Your Girl and Mine: a Woman Suffrage Play (1914)

Drama | 14 October 1914

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HISTORY

This film was sponsored by Mrs. Medill McCormick. Proceeds from the film were intended for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the film's co-sponsor; MPW called this film "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Suffragette Movement." Several reviews state that Dr. Anna Howard Shaw supplied the film's suffrage ... More Less

This film was sponsored by Mrs. Medill McCormick. Proceeds from the film were intended for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the film's co-sponsor; MPW called this film "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Suffragette Movement." Several reviews state that Dr. Anna Howard Shaw supplied the film's suffrage arguments. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
31 Oct 14
pp. 589-90.
Motog
23 Jan 15
p. 154.
MPN
7 Nov 14
p. 70.
NYDM
4 Nov 14
p. 28.
NYDM
30 Dec 14
p. 27.
Variety
18 Dec 14
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 October 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
31 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LP3648
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7-8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rosalind Fairlie, an heiress living in a state which has not granted women's suffrage, unwittingly marries a dissolute fortune hunter, Ben Austin, who has betrayed Kate Price. While Kate struggles to support herself and her infant, after ten years Rosalind's money has enabled Ben to pay all of his debts and continue with his excesses. He controls all aspects of Rosalind's life, to the point of not allowing her Aunt Jane, a suffragette, to enter their house. Finally unable to endure Ben's excesses any longer, Rosalind leaves him, taking their two daughters, but when the courts grant Ben custody, Rosalind returns home. After Ben is killed by Kate, Rosalind learns that her husband left her fortune and daughters to his father. When the uncaring grandfather puts one of the girls to work in a factory, Rosalind abducts them and is subsequently arrested. She is freed and a lawyer, Eleanor Holbrook, eloquently argues her case. After her daughters are returned to her, Rosalind champions the cause of women's suffrage and eventually the right to vote is granted. The pen with which the governor signs the bill is given to her by Richard Burbank, the lieutenant-governor and her ... +


Rosalind Fairlie, an heiress living in a state which has not granted women's suffrage, unwittingly marries a dissolute fortune hunter, Ben Austin, who has betrayed Kate Price. While Kate struggles to support herself and her infant, after ten years Rosalind's money has enabled Ben to pay all of his debts and continue with his excesses. He controls all aspects of Rosalind's life, to the point of not allowing her Aunt Jane, a suffragette, to enter their house. Finally unable to endure Ben's excesses any longer, Rosalind leaves him, taking their two daughters, but when the courts grant Ben custody, Rosalind returns home. After Ben is killed by Kate, Rosalind learns that her husband left her fortune and daughters to his father. When the uncaring grandfather puts one of the girls to work in a factory, Rosalind abducts them and is subsequently arrested. She is freed and a lawyer, Eleanor Holbrook, eloquently argues her case. After her daughters are returned to her, Rosalind champions the cause of women's suffrage and eventually the right to vote is granted. The pen with which the governor signs the bill is given to her by Richard Burbank, the lieutenant-governor and her fiancé. +

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