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The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979)

The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writers:

Mel Brez, Ethel Brez
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dukes ... Lou Ribin
Tovah Feldshuh ... Florence
Lauren Friedman ... Sonya Levin (as Lauren Frost)
Janet Margolin ... Rose
Stacey Nelkin ... Gina (as Stacey Nelkin)
Ted Wass ... Vinnie
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Connie
Tom Bosley ... Morris Feldman
Charlotte Rae ... Bessie
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Mrs. Levin
Milton Selzer ... Mr. Levin
Michael Mullins Michael Mullins ... Max Levin
Sean Roche Sean Roche ... Teacher
Olivia Barash ... Ruthie
Judith Bergan Judith Bergan ... Edith
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The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the company's almost total disregard for its workers' safety in pursuit of increased production and profits, and resulted, among other things, in the passage of new worker safety laws and the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feuerfalle See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tovah Feldshuh, who starred in this film, later narrated a documentary about the Triangle Fire Scandal. See more »

Goofs

At one point one of the ladies working in the factory makes reference to having seen Charles Chaplin. This film is set in 1911; Chaplin didn't make his first film until 1914 and would have been completely unknown in America in 1911. See more »

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A little slow, but good overall
31 December 1998 | by Nick-134See all my reviews

Though the populous of this board doesn't agree with me, I liked this movie. I saw it in my Social Studies class. Mr. Pelton tied it in with Immigration. But hey, at least it's better than class work.


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