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Who's Superstitious? (1943)

Approved | | Short | 1 May 1943 (USA)
This short film examines the origins of several superstitions including crossing your fingers, knocking on wood, rabbit's feet, and breaking champagne bottles to christen ships, plus the role of superstitions in the Flying Dutchman tale.

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Sammy Lee

Writers:

Douglas Foster (screenplay), Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau)
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John Nesbitt ... Narrator
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This short examines the origins of several superstitions, including crossing one's fingers when lying and why opening an umbrella inside a building is bad luck. Several minutes are devoted to the legend of the Flying Dutchman sailing ship. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Nesbitt's Passing Parade: Who's Superstitious? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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26 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Who's Superstitious (1943)

*** (out of 4)

Passing Parade short shows us various superstitions and gives us the reasons behind their legend. The black cat, Friday the 13th, crossing your finders, walking under a ladder and various other superstitions are discussed here in this fairly interesting short. The film doesn't run long enough to fully get into the legends but for a short the film does a very good job at keeping your entertained as well as giving you these small facts. The film has a lot of reenactments and all of them are well done and contain enough charm to keep the film moving. The stories being told, making superstitions look bad, might not go well with those who believe in them but either way the film is worth viewing.


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