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The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross (1927)

George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will fight the British by recommending a new flag for ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Maude

Writers:

Arthur Maude, L.V. Jefferson (continuity)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Francis X. Bushman ... George Washington
Enid Bennett ... Betsy Ross
Johnnie Walker ... Charles Brandon (as Johnny Walker)
Alice Calhoun ... Edith Brandon
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Storyline

George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will fight the British by recommending a new flag for all the colonies. He asks Betsy Ross to design and create the first flag. Meanwhile, British officer Brandon has crossed enemy lines in order to visit secretly his wife, who boards in the same house as Betsy Ross. Ross helps Mrs. Brandon hide her husband, but then Washington himself discovers the hidden enemy and must decide whether love or the rules of war shall prevail. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Short | Drama | History

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flag See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,774 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2002 restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First release in the 'Great Events' series of 2-reel historical dramas. See more »

Goofs

The on-screen copyright year, appears as MCMXXII instead of MCMXXVII. See more »

Quotes

George Washington: Our flag at last.
Betsy Ross: I made it from an old petticoat, Sir.
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Connections

Followed by Light of India (1929) See more »

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5 July 2002 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Interesting color short that is more about General George Washington catching a British officer who has crossed the battle lines to see his wife. She is a guest of Betsy Ross. I thought there would have been more about the flag and who was for or against it. Washington paroles the British officer thus setting the stage for common military action later in World War I.


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