Out of Our Father's House

Based on Eve Merriam's book, Growing Up Female in America, "Out of Our Fathers' House" presents the true life stories of women who sought independence at any cost. The compelling text is taken entirely from the diaries, journals and letters of the characters portrayed, among them: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the powerful founder of the women's suffrage movement who died in 1902 at age 87; the famous labor organizer, "Mother" Mary Jones (1830-1930), who led the fight against child labor; and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), who as a frontier minister, protected herself by carrying a fully-loaded pistol at all times. "Mother" written by Mary Jones and Eliza Southgate

"A powerful hour...Dianne Weist is intensely effective." -The New York Times

1978, Drama, 60 minutes, Color

Cast: Carol Kane , Dianne Wiest, Jan Miner, Jackie Burroughs, Maureen Anderman, Kaiulani Lee


Written by: Elizabeth Gertrude Stern Elizabeth Cady Stanton Maria Mitchell, Anna Howard Shaw --adapted by Eve Merriam, Jack Hofsiss and Paula Wagner

Music by: Jack Feldman

Directed by: Jack Hofsiss


Produced by: Judy Kinberg

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances 1978


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