Destruction (film)

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Directed by Will S. Davis
Produced by William Fox
Written by Will S. Davis
Émile Zola (novel)
Starring Theda Bara
J. Herbert Frank
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 26, 1915 (1915-12-26)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

Destruction is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Will S. Davis and starring Theda Bara. The film is now considered to be lost.[1] Destruction is based on the 1901 Émile Zola novel Travail ("Labor").


Fernande a greedy woman, marries a rich old man who is expected to die soon to get all his money. The husband discover her intentions but he died suddenly before being able to change his will. The newly widow's next plan is to kill the wealthy's man son who also inherit.


  • Theda Bara as Fernade
  • J. Herbert Frank as Dave Walker
  • James A. Furey as John Froment
  • Gaston Bell as John Froment II
  • Warner Oland as Mr. Deleveau
  • Esther Hoier as Josine Walker
  • James Sheridan as Josine's Brother (as Master Tansey)
  • Arthur Morrison as Lang
  • Frank Evans as Mill Foreman
  • Carleton Macy as Charles Froment
  • Johnnie Walker (as J. Walker)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silent Era: Destruction". silentera. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 

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