- Narm: The bathtub masturbation scene, casually spliced with decidedly unerotic scenes.
- Nightmare Fuel: Why are they called the Iron Jawed Angels? It's not because they had their mouths pried open with metal instruments and were force-fed raw eggs through a tube shoved down their throat. But after watching that scene, that's all you'll think of. (Well, that and the aforementioned bathtub scene.) Made even scarier by the fact that it's Truth in Television. And really, all of the prison scenes qualify.
- One-Scene Wonder: Harry Burn, the Senator who broke the tie to pass the 19th Amendment. He had originally decided to vote against it, but he received a telegram from his mother telling him to support the amendment. (Arguably, she could be one herself for having such an impact without ever appearing on screen. Truth in Television.
- Retroactive Recognition: In one scene, "Let the Circle Be Unbroken" plays, nine years before it was cool.
- Romantic Plot Tumor: It's even worse once you find out that Ben Weissman is a fictional character who was invented purely for the romantic subplot.
YMMV / Iron Jawed Angels