Fifty-Fifty (1925 film)
|Directed by||Henri Diamant-Berger|
|Produced by||Henri Diamant-Berger|
|Written by||Allan Dwan (original story)|
|Distributed by||Associated Exhibitors|
|50 minutes (5-reels)|
|Language||Silent with English intertitles|
Directed and produced by Henri Diamant-Berger for the production company Encore Pictures, Fifty-Fifty is a remake of a 1916 Norma Talmadge film also titled Fifty-fifty that was directed by Allan Dwan, who wrote the original story.
American millionaire Frederick Harmon (played by Lionel Barrymore) is in Paris, France, for business and pleasure. While enjoying the Parisian night life, he meets and falls in love with Ginette (played by Hope Hampton), a fashion model who moonlights as an apache dancer in a nightclub.
They marry and he returns to New York with her. When Harmon meets the urbane divorcee Nina Olmstead (played by Louise Glaum) he becomes involved in an affair. Ginette discovers her husband's infidelity and decides to win him back by going out with an old boyfriend, Jean (played by Jean Del Val), a member of the Paris underworld.
Nina schemes to end the marriage of the Harmons using the seeming romance between Ginette and Jean. Harmon learns of Nina's treachery and her attempt to estrange the couple fails. He realizes that Ginette was merely trying to make him jealous and that he completely trusts her loyalty to him. They are happily reconciled.
- Hope Hampton as Ginette
- Lionel Barrymore as Frederick Harmon
- Louise Glaum as Nina Olmstead
- J. Moy Bennett as Charles O'Malley
- Arthur Donaldson as Grand Duke Popovitch
- Jean Del Val as Jean
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..Fifty-Fifty
- "Hillstreet Bill Offers Mind Genius." Los Angeles Times. Jan. 3, 1926. p. C 31.
- Fifty-Fifty (wayback archive) at silentera.com