Release dateAugust 18, 1919 (1919-08-18) CastFlorence Vidor (Katherine Boone), Charles Meredith (Donald Trent), ZaSu Pitts (Jennie Jones, The Jazz Kid), David Butler (Cpl. Jimmy), Alfred Allen (J. Martin Trent), Frances Raymond (Mrs. Boone) Related King Vidor moviesKing Vidor directed The Other Half and The Jack-Knife Man, King Vidor directed The Other Half and The Wizard of Oz, King Vidor directed The Other Half and The Crowd, King Vidor directed The Other Half and The Big Parade
The Other Half is a 1919 American drama film directed by King Vidor. It is not known whether the film currently survives, suggesting that it is likely a lost film.
As described in a film magazine, Captain Donald Trent (Meredith), whose father owns the mills that are the chief industry of the small town, returns from service in the American Expeditionary Forces in France with a clear vision of humanity and humanity's rights, deciding to start work in the plant at the bottom. With him returns Corporal Jimmy (Butler), known by no other name, who takes back his old job at the mill. Donald's sweetheart Katherine (Vidor) comes around, as does Jennie Jones, The Jazz Kid (Pitts), making up the quartet. Then Trent Sr. (Allen) dies and Donald becomes manager of the mills, quickly losing his new found views. After an accident at the mills blinds Jimmy, Donald refuses to see him. Katherine, through the editorial pages of a newspaper she has purchased, reaches Donald's heart with her columns, and brings the quartet back together in unity and happiness.