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Movie-A-Day #165: The Flag (1927).

June 14, 2011

It’s Flag Day in the United States, time to celebrate the ol’ Stars ‘n’ Stripes. As ubiquitous as the American flag may be, it certainly hasn’t inspired a whole lot of movies in and of itself. Intead it has just become background wallpaper in countless patriotic films, TV shows and political events. One exception is the fairly obscure silent short “The Flag,” which tells the almost entirely fictional tale of Betsy Ross’ creation of the first American flag. Enid Bennett plays Betsy while silent film legend Francis X. Bushman plays George Washington.

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