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Need help identifying a silent movie (and a ? about saluting)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    I was channel surfing at a hotel last week and stumbled upon a silent movie airing on TCM. My guess is the film was circa 1920.

    I tuned in somewhere in the middle and had to leave after about 20 minutes, but the general idea of the plot was a white woman teaching in a school on an Indian reservation in the desert southwest. A white man tries to rape the woman, and an Indian man intervenes but get accused of assaulting the white man.

    What caught my attention and is the actual question I have is this: At one point during the film, the teacher leads the class in the Pledge of Allegiance. She directs a child to go get the American flag hanging on the wall and stand in front of the class while the rest of the class recites the Pledge.

    Then, the teacher renders a military style salute (hand to forehead) and the rest of the children in the class render a right-hand-out Nazi style salute. They then recite the Pledge, and then proceed with class.

    So...what's up with the salute? Was this the norm back in the day?
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Lots of things were acceptable before Hitler ruined em all for us.
     

  3. airmotive

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    Just found it..."The Vanishing America"
     
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    GD2J GoDirectly2Jail

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    Very true. For example, look up the history of the swastika sometime. In use for over 3000 years and (until usurped by the Nazis) was used by many cultures to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

    From about.com:
     
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    It was called the Bellamy Salute. They stopped doing it after Hitler proved to be very bad.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute
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    Yep very cool to learn that. Strange how something that would have been so prominent is not well known today after just a relatively short period of history.



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  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Ask 10 people if they know about the Influenza pandemic of 1918. If 2 know, I'll be shocked. How could we forget so many people dying so recently ago?
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Trumped up story by the government to convince people to get so-called vaccinations, which are really just mind-control drugs designed by W. Bush's Skull & Bones buddies who now run big pharma.
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  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Try telling that to the 50 million people that died. Wait. . . LOL
     
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    History, Geography, English and Mathematics have lost their significance in modern schools.