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

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Short | 20 min | Short, Drama, History

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...See moreGeorge 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 See less
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Ray Rennahan (photographed by)
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Oct 1, 1927 (United States)

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Francis X. Bushman
George Washington George Washington   See fewer
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Enid Bennett
Betsy Ross Betsy Ross   See fewer
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Johnnie Walker
Charles Brandon (as Johnny Walker) Charles Brandon (as Johnny Walker)   See fewer
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Alice Calhoun
Edith Brandon Edith Brandon   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 203 votes