|The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross|
|Directed by||Arthur Maude|
|Written by||Arthur Maude|
L. V. Jefferson
|Starring||Francis X. Bushman|
|Music by||Vivek Maddala|
|October 1, 1927|
|Language||Silent English Intertitles|
The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross is a 1927 MGM silent fictionalized film short in two-color Technicolor, about the making of the U.S. flag by Betsy Ross. It was the first of the "Great Events" series co-produced by Technicolor and Colorcraft Pictures Inc., and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The basically true story is combined with a completely fictional subplot in which a British soldier crosses enemy lines to visit his wife, a friend of Betsy Ross.
The Flag was filmed at the Tec-Art Studios in Hollywood.
- Slide, Anthony. "The 'Great Events' Series". Silent Topics: Essays on Undocumented Areas of Silent Film. Scarecrow Press, 2005, p. 38.
- Fristoe, Roger (c. 2010). "The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross". TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Retrieved September 18, 2010.
- Leepson, Marc (2006). Flag: An American Biography. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-312-32309-7. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
- Slide, p. 35.