The Half-Breed (1916)

07/30/1916 (US) Western 1h 12m
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In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the smiling swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks starred in THE HALF-BREED (1916), a Western melodrama written by Anita Loos and directed with flair by Allan Dwan. Fairbanks stars as Lo Dorman, who has been ostracized from society because of this mixed ethnicity - his Native American mother was abandoned by his white father. When Lo catches the eye of the rich white debutante Nellie (Jewel Carmen), he becomes a target for the racist Sheriff Dunn (Sam De Grasse), who wants to break them up and take Nelli for his own. This love triangle becomes a quadrangle with the arrival of Teresa (Alma Rubens), who is on the run from the law. Through fire and fury Lo must decide who and what he truly loves.

  1. Allan Dwan


  2. Bret Harte


  3. Anita Loos


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  1. Douglas Fairbanks

    Douglas Fairbanks

    Lo Dorman

  2. Alma Rubens

    Alma Rubens


  3. Sam De Grasse

    Sam De Grasse

    Sheriff Dunn

  4. Tom Wilson

    Tom Wilson


  5. Frank Brownlee

    Winslow Wynn

  6. Jewel Carmen

    Jewel Carmen


  7. George Beranger

    George Beranger

    Jack Brace

  8. Elmo Lincoln

    Elmo Lincoln

    The Doctor

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The Half-Breed
The Half-Breed

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Original Language English

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