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