A Fool There Was (DVD)

Directed by Frank Powell

Release Year: 1915
Running Time: 67
UPC: 7 38329 02412 3
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English intertitles [audio]
Genres: Silent
Select a Format
$29.95 $8.99 (70% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

Amazon Vudu
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Mabel Frenyear
Edward José
Theda Bara

Crew
Cinematographer George Schneiderman
Directed by Frank Powell

Widely regarded as the screen's first true sex symbol -- a leading actress whose charm was built not upon quaint innocence but carnal desire -- Theda Bara revolutionized the adolescent art of cinematic sensuality. One of the very few Bara films that exist today, A Fool There Was catapulted the actress to stardom in 1915 and introduced the term "vamp" (both as a noun and as a verb) to the American pop culture vocabulary.

Bara plays the "Vampire," a cunning woman who uses her irresistible charms to seduce and abandon a series of influential men. When one lover commits suicide on the deck of a luxury liner, she merely turns her gaze to another passenger, John Schuyler (Edward José), and leads him down a path to moral degradation and public scorn. Schuyler's wife (Mabel Frenyear) never gives up hope for her husband's redemption but has severely underestimated the hypnotic power the Vampire has upon her victims.

One of the most remarkable aspects of A Fool There Was is its uncompromising ending. Rather than offering a syrupy resolution of eleventh-hour moral enlightenment, the film allows its characters to follow their downward trajectories toward less edifying fates.


DVD Extras Include:
  • Complete text of Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Vampire"
  • Scrapbook of photographs and text

Interested in bringing A Fool There Was to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

A Fool There Was may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.



To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 6:11pm
@HDMOVIESOURCE Thank you for the kind words!
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 3:57pm
RT' @WorldOfWonder': Tomorrow night,' @lucywalkerfilm',' @worldofwonder' and' @kinolorber' invite you to a screening of #WOJdoc benefitting' @blacka…'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 3:00pm
More than just a highly effective sci-fi thriller, Philip Kaufman’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS treats contempor…' https://t.co/eYX3m0qJlz'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:18pm
We love working with' @TheFOFIF' and we hope you'll support their essential programming work by donating to this year…' https://t.co/NjJaxdmOty'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 12:00pm
RT' @decasia': NEW YORK - mark your calendars! Fri 12/17 at 7:00pm' @MoMAFilm' • HER VIOLET KISS (5’), music by' @michaelmontes' (NY premiere) •…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:39am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming February 1st! PRE-ORDER NOW!' https://t.co/Z6BVTDk1VV' The Great Moment (1944) • Great Without Glory: Introducti…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:39am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Brand New 2K Master! White Woman (1933) Starring Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Charles Bi…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:39am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Brand New 2K Master! Time Out of Mind (1947) Starring Phyllis Calvert, Robert Hutton, Ella Ra…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:39am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Fragment of Fear (1970) Starring David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Flora R…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:39am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on 4KUHD! Brand New Dolby Vision HDR Master! Paths of Glory (1957) Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, A…
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