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Male and Female  (1919)
 
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In a comic moment from this great Cecil B. DeMille silent movie, Theodore Roberts is a pompous aristocrat, Lord Loam, whose yacht sinks, stranding everyone on a deserted island somewhere in the south seas. After he lands on shore he wants to lie down to rest. He sees something he can rest his head on, so he lays down on it, then he discovers that it has a flipper and is in fact a sea turtle. He gets up and his glaring expression shows that he is disgusted with the turtle, which is the sort of self-centered reaction we expect from him. (You have to do a lot of interpreting of expressions in these old silent films because they use so few words.) It's hard to say what kind of turtle this is or if it is a native or an import.
 

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