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12 January 1915 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Solid melodrama with the original vamp girl! See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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William Fox .... presenter
 

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67 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The first time the line "Kiss me, you fool!" appeared in a film.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: During the "sunset of happiness" shot, the ocean waves are going in reverse, showing the film has been run backwards.See more »
Quotes:
Reginal Parmalee:You have ruined me, you devil, and now you discard me!See more »
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Edited into Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) (V)See more »

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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.

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