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 Aug. 16 2018 at 4:25pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': August Sale Starts Today! ' https://t.co/ScHwadOcFA' • Order will be sent when all items are in stock. Orders will not…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 4:25pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming November 13th on Blu-ray! Separate Releases! John Grisham's The Gingerbread Man - Kenneth Branagh, Robert Down…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 4:25pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! The Ice Harvest (2005) Starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Platt…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 4:25pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! The Interpreter (2005) Starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn & Catherine Keener - Shot by Darius K…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 4:24pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Carol Reed's Trapeze Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida US:' https://t.co/pT0leKpFdg' CAN: ht…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 3:01pm
Jean Paul Civeyrac’s A PARIS EDUCATION is an ode to the creative process and the heady days of (film) student life.…' https://t.co/QFsHaDQE8U'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 11:36am
RT' @somebadideas': Great news about the best film of the year with an all Asian cast Seriously though since Cannes I have been counting dow…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 16 2018 at 11:35am
RT' @mkefilm': Also coming your way this weekend is the amazing' @KinoLorber' doc FILMWORKER - an invaluable behind-the-scenes look at Stanley…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 15 2018 at 9:57pm
RT' @TheNYFF': In Jean-Luc Godard's THE IMAGE BOOK all barriers between the artist, his art, and his audience have dissolved.' https://t.co/bp…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 15 2018 at 8:11pm
@wolffianclassic Sorry about that. Please fill out this form so we can better assist you.' https://t.co/qaGZubzM3l'
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 rodrigo@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