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The Passaic Textile Strike

Directed by Samuel Russak
1926    70m
In October 1925, due to a depression in the textile industry a 10 percent wage cut was imposed by mill owners. The strike that followed went for thirteen months and was vigorously and violently opposed by mill owners and police authorities. This was not an uncommon consequence of striking, and strikers were often fired upon throughout the early Twentieth Century by both police forces and the National Guard as was demonstrated in the modern section of D.W. Griffith's INTOLERANCE (1916) and many other films of the time. THE PASSAIC TEXTILE STRIKE was made by the strikers' Relief Committee to not only show what was happening on the picket lines but to also provide much needed funds for the relief of strikers and their families.
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Cast of The Passaic Textile Strike
  • George AshkenudseSelf
  • John J. BallamSelf
  • Lena ChernenkoSelf
  • Gustav DeakSelf
  • Thomas DeFazioSelf
  • Robert DunnSelf
  • Elizabeth Gurley FlynnSelf
  • Leo KrzyckiSelf
  • Joseph MagliacanoSelf
  • Clarence MillerSelf
  • Ella ReeveSelf
  • Jack RubensteinSelf
  • Leona SmithSelf
  • Norman ThomasSelf
  • Alfred WagenknechtSelf
  • Albert WeisbordSelf
  • Ellen WilkinsonSelf
  • Martin WinklerSelf

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