The Half-Breed

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The Half-Breed

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The Half-Breed

Release Date: July 30, 1916

Year    :   1916
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Genres    :   Western
Production Companies    :   Fine Arts Film Company
Director    :   Allan Dwan
Producers    :   D.W. Griffith
Writers    :   Anita Loos, Bret Harte
RunTime    :   72 mins.

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.

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