IMDb > A Fool There Was (1915)
A Fool There Was
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

A Fool There Was (1915) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.9/10   619 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 11% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for A Fool There Was on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
12 January 1915 (USA) See more »
A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Solid melodrama with the original vamp girl! See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Runa Hodges ... The Child
Mabel Frenyear ... The Wife
Edward José ... The Husband

May Allison ... The Wife's Sister

Clifford Bruce ... The Friend

Theda Bara ... The Vampire
Victor Benoit ... One of Her Victims

Frank Powell ... The Doctor
Minna Gale ... The Doctor's Fiancee

Creighton Hale ... Minor Role

Directed by
Frank Powell (uncredited)
Writing credits
Porter Emerson Browne (by) (as Porter Emerson Brown)

Rudyard Kipling  poem "The Vampire" (uncredited)

Produced by
Frank Powell .... producer
William Fox .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Roy L. McCardell (picturized by)
Costume Design by
George 'Neje' Hopkins (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Schneiderman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Other crew
William Fox .... presenter

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The first time the line "Kiss me, you fool!" appeared in a film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the "sunset of happiness" shot, the ocean waves are going in reverse, showing the film has been run backwards.See more »
Reginal Parmalee:You have ruined me, you devil, and now you discard me!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) (V)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Solid melodrama with the original vamp girl!, 10 October 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Theda Bara in her classic role as the "vamp" (even the movie calls her a "woman of the vampire variety" or something like that) plays up to various millionaires, ruining their lives. One man is happily married, but the appearance of Theda always draws him back -- literally (and very theatrically) right in front of his wife! Bara's performance is good; she often uses her whole body (especially her formidable shoulders) to play a scene, in a style which though a bit overdone is very refreshing in a 1915 film, as I'm sure it was for the audiences.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Madame X East Side, West Side The House on 56th Street Riptide Carrie
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.