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We Do It Because- (1942)

Approved | | Short | 24 January 1942 (USA)
This short explores the origins of various customs such as shaking hands, kissing, and why ships are christened.

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Host John Nesbitt presents wry and sometimes tongue-in-cheek commentary on the origins of many of today's seemingly meaningless rituals including hand-shaking, hat-tipping to women, shaving, clinking glasses, a finger bowls, the tradition of the wedding ring and bridal veil, kissing, the blunted table knife, and the breaking of a wine bottle at ship launchings. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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24 January 1942 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 29: We Do It Because-  »

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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

We Do It Because (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fun if you enjoy short subjects.

Passing Parade short about why certain things have become customs. Tipping hats, shaking hands, kissing and other things are explored in this somewhat entertaining film, which also contains an early appearance by Ava Gardner.

Turner Classic Movies shows this quite often so if you're interested that would be your best bet in catching this. They usually play it after one of Gardner's feature films.


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