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29 Ratings

Where Are My Children?

United States, 1916


While prosecuting a physician for the death of a client after an abortion, the district attorney discovers that his wife helped her society friends and the daughter of her maid obtain and pay for abortions from the physician (and was perhaps herself also a client.)

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Where Are My Children? Directed by Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber

Critics reviews

Even as the director herself stars as the wife imperiled by a vagrant, SUSPENSE registers more as an affirmation of the patriarchy than a tribute to Weber’s multi-faceted talent. The sexual politics of WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN? Are, if anything, more regressive, but shrouded in so many deflections and submerged assumptions to make the film continually fascinating and strange.
April 14, 2017
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