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The Better Half (1918)

Drama, Romance

Louise and Trixie Thorley are twins, one is kind-hearted and the other selfish. Although Louise loves Michael Thwaite, he is dazzled by the pampered Trixie and marries her. Trixie soon tires of Michael and departs for Europe with Hendrick ...See moreLouise and Trixie Thorley are twins, one is kind-hearted and the other selfish. Although Louise loves Michael Thwaite, he is dazzled by the pampered Trixie and marries her. Trixie soon tires of Michael and departs for Europe with Hendrick Thurston, "an idler." The night she leaves him, Michael is attacked by thugs and loses his sight. To spare his feelings, Louise tends to him posing as Trixie. When Trixie returns, the twins argue, and Trixie kills herself in a fit of remorse. Michael finally regains his sight and, realizing Louise's love, marries her. Written by Pamela Short See less
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Writers
Miriam Michelson (novel "Michael Thwaite's Wife") | Louis Sherwin
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Edit Released
Updated Sep 30, 1918

Release date
Sep 1918 (United States)

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6 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Alice Brady
Louise / Beatrix Thorley (twins) Louise / Beatrix Thorley (twins)   See fewer
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David Powell
Michael Thwaite Michael Thwaite   See fewer
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Crauford Kent
Hendrick Thurston Hendrick Thurston   See fewer
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William T. Carleton
Judge Thorley Judge Thorley   See fewer
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Isabel O'Madigan
Mrs. Corlandt Mrs. Corlandt   See fewer
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Richard Allen
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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