Betsy Ross (1917) Silent, Biography, Drama, Romance (DVD)
Directed by: George Cowl, Travers Vale.
Starring: Alice Brady, John Bowers, Lillian Cook.
Betsy Griscome (Brady), against the wishes of her Quaker parents, keeps a tryst with a British officer, Clarence Vernon (Mayo), who promises to marry her upon his return. Clarissa (Cook), her sister, falls in love and marries Joseph Ashburn (Bowers), a trader. Suspecting Vernon of duplicity, Joseph and Vernon fight a duel and Vernon is struck down. A year later Betsy marries John Ross (Kennard), and upon his death she operates a little shop for a living. Here she shields her sister, who was driven from home when she could not produce her marriage certificate. Betsy is commissioned by General Washington (MacQuarrie) to make the first American flag and later is accused of harboring a spy - in reality, her sister's husband.
Contained in: Standard DVD Case.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).