The Zulu's Heart

The 1906 Bambatha Rebellion, a Zulu revolt against British rule and taxation in South Africa, put "Zulu" in the headlines and, consequently, in the minds of filmmakers scrounging for new conflicts to exploit. This one is less overtly political and certainly more polished than "How A British Bulldog Saved The Union Jack" - so it is not as funny, other than the standard comic relief of the helpless damsel flailing about.


How A British Bulldog Saved The Union Jack

It's the golden rule of American vaudeville and British music halls: when your act is doing badly on stage, especially if you've got zero talent, just start waving the flag - because then no one would dare boo you. Here we see that rule's early migration from stage to screen.