Iron Jawed Angels [WS] [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 6776287
  • Release Date: 09/07/2004
  • Rating: NR
Katja von Garnier's historical drama about women's suffrage, Iron Jawed Angels, arrives on DVD with a transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, English and Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director. This is a fine disc from HBO Video.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Director commentary track
  • Closed Captioned


Iron Jawed Angels
German filmmaker Katja von Garnier directs the HBO original movie Iron Jawed Angels, inspired by a pivotal chapter in American history. Hilary Swank plays Alice Paul, an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women's citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman's Party and wrote the first equal rights amendment to be presented before Congress. Together with social reformer Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), Paul struggled against conservative forces in order to pass the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States. One of their first actions was a parade on President Woodrow Wilson's (Bob Gunton) inauguration day. The suffragettes also encountered opposition from the old guard of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, Carrie Chapman Catt (Anjelica Huston). The activists get arrested and go on a well-publicized hunger strike, where their refusal to eat earns them the title of "the iron-jawed angels." Iron Jawed Angels was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 before its television premiere on HBO. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hilary Swank
    Hilary Swank - Alice Paul
  • Frances O'Connor
    Frances O'Connor - Lucy Burns
  • Julia Ormond
    Julia Ormond - Inez Mulholland
  • Anjelica Huston
    Anjelica Huston - Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Molly Parker
    Molly Parker - Emily Leighton

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Clarified some historicl questions


    I used this with teens to teach Character Ed. We looked at 'fairness' and were amazed at the strength of resistance to a basic constitutional right. It demonstrated how the white male establishment held on to absolute power as long as this great country's citizens allowed them. It was amazing how some women, like other minorities, knew their "place" in this society. Thank God for the people who stood up and said enough! Great history lesson. We have indeed matured as a society.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fantastic Movie


    This movie concerns itself with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, giving women the vote. It is well written and superbly done on the whole. I would recommend this movie to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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