A Fool There Was

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A cold-blooded female "vampire" seduces a good man, selfishly controlling him through his desire for her and driving him to ultimate destruction. American-born screen temptress supreme Theda Bara's movie debut was derived from a tale by Rudyard Kipling.

Cast

Mabel Frenyer
as The Fool's Wife
Theda Bara
as The Vampire
Edward José
as John Schuyler
Mabel Frenyear
as Mrs. Kate Schuyler
Runa Hodges
as The Child
May Allison
as Her Sister
Victor Benoit
as Parmalee
Frank Powell
as The Doctor
Gloria Swanson
as The Sultan's Wife
Minna Gale
as His Fiancee
Bobby Vernon
as The Sultan's Wife
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Critic Reviews for A Fool There Was

All Critics (5) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for A Fool There Was

  • Mar 18, 2009
    Obviously it's an early silent and possesses a continuity that adheres to that so it does retain a certain disorientation. But if watch it through you get a strange and interesting story. Theda Bera alone, though, has a really undeniable presence and pull. Plus you got a groundbreaking story for the time about a "Vamp" that although doesn't suck out a man's blood, but sucks out his life for seemingly no gain other than the pleasure of causing his destruction.
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