The Half-Breed

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... Read more

The Half-Breed

Directed by Allan Dwan

Year: 1916
Running Time: 72
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: Silent (with English intertitles)
Genres: Silent, Western
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

The Half-Breed

Cast
Douglas Fairbanks
Alma Rubens
Sam De Grasse

Crew
Directed by Allan Dwan


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.

Reviews

"It's a genuine pleasure to get a chance to check out these neglected westerns featuring silent superstar Douglas Fairbanks. Besides their clear historical value, these two films are well-made entertainments. The restoration work that has been done to revive them is admirable, and the supplements nicely round out this whole package. Highly Recommended."

"The Blu-ray of The Half-Breed is essential viewing for silent film fans, not only for the movie itself but for the immensely informative commentary track by Tracey Goessel and Robert Byrne, scholars who thoughtfully and entertainingly impart a wealth of knowledge about Fairbanks and other key participants. The disc also contains a second Fairbanks-Dwan feature that was released the same year as The Half-Breed, the 50-minute The Good Bad Man, and it too features an indispensable audio commentary by Goessel and Byrne."

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:12pm
RT' @TheNYFF': “This is not the first time I’m showing a film at the New York Film Festival but this is the first time [I am showing one] in…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:12pm
RT' @TheNYFF': “This movie was made during COVID times…maybe it’s still COVID times as we all [still] need a mask. It’s a movie that I love a…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:12pm
RT' @allthatisman1': WOW! My' @KinoLorber' arrived as well! 😎 The day keeps on giving' https://t.co/fzfhFpKNtY'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:12pm
RT' @TheNYFF': Director Pietro Marcello has arrived to welcome audiences to the North American premiere of SCARLET, a Main Slate selection of…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:11pm
RT' @TheNYFF': “It’s a film that’s very modern in the way it presents not a family but an ‘enlarged family.’ There’s a community that’s creat…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 11:11pm
RT' @TheNYFF': "[The character of] Juliette was someone whom we found thru an open call. Almost 1,000 women auditioned for the part, but we i…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 9:22pm
"New life motto: devour everything Vicky Krieps is in." The Montecito Journal gets it. Watch HOLD ME TIGHT in thea…' https://t.co/EB1phEVgZG'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 4:03pm
RT' @stovesses': Great reissue from' @KinoLorber' !!! ❤️' https://t.co/SN4sZYjDTG'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 4:03pm
RT' @itismitchell': Shelf Life is back! In the latest edition,' @RifewithKatie' highlights Eve’s Bayou (@Criterion), House of Psychotic Women (…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 4 2022 at 3:00pm
Happy Birthday, Buster.' https://t.co/YQ1wqyuwEq'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com