The Kreutzer Sonata (1915 film)

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The Kreutzer Sonata
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Newspaper advertisement featuring portrait of Nance O'Neil
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Written byHerbert Brenon (scenario)
Based onThe Kreutzer Sonata
by Jacob Gordin
Starring Nance O'Neil
Theda Bara
Cinematography Phil Rosen
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 1, 1915 (1915-03-01)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent
English intertitles

The Kreutzer Sonata is a lost 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and costarring Nance O'Neil, Theda Bara, and William H. Shay. The film was based on the 1902 play of the same name by Jacob Gordin, which was based on Leo Tolstoy's 1889 novella. Produced by Fox Film Corporation, it was shot at the company's studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey. [1] [2]

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Reception

The Kreutzer Sonata was released two months after A Fool There Was , the first film that featured Theda Bara in the role of a femme fatale. Bara later confessed that she did not enjoy filming and was also dissatisfied that Fox had cast her in yet another "vamp" role. Despite Bara's dissatisfaction, she earned mostly good reviews for her performance and the film was a hit. [3]

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References

  1. Ecke Altomara, Rita (1983). Hollywood On the Palisades: A Filmography Of Silent Features Made In Fort Lee, New Jersey, 1903-1927. Garland Pub. p. 3. ISBN   0-824-09225-2.
  2. "Silent Era: The Kreutzer Sonata". silentera. Retrieved June 28, 2008.
  3. Golden, Eve (1996). Vamp: The Rise and Fall Of Theda Bara. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 47. ISBN   1-887-32200-0.