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7.7
/10
6 Ratings

The Half-Breed

Directed by Allan Dwan
United States, 1916
Western

Synopsis

Auteur Allan Dwan directed this early western drama, adapted by Anita Loos from a novella by Bret Harte, and starring Douglas Fairbanks as Lo Dorman, a half-Indian outcast from society who lives in the forest and makes his home in a hollow tree, until two disparate women come into his solitary life.

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The Half-Breed Directed by Allan Dwan

Critics reviews

Dwan was credited with inventing the crane shot on the set of Griffith’s Intolerance. No such film-historical breakthroughs are on display here, but there’s ample evidence of the visual economy and mathematical precision with which Dwan drafted his plots. [The Half-Breed is] distinguished by awesome location shots in the Sequoia National Forest and titles written by Anita Loos that take a scourge to racist hypocrisy.
July 03, 2018

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