The Kreutzer Sonata (1915 film)

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The Kreutzer Sonata
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Directed byHerbert Brenon
Written byHerbert Brenon (scenario)
Based onThe Kreutzer Sonata
by Jacob Gordin
StarringNance O'Neil
Theda Bara
CinematographyPhil Rosen
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • 1 March 1915 (1915-03-01)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Kreutzer Sonata is a 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara. The film was based on the play of the same name by Jacob Gordin, which was based on Leo Tolstoy's 1899 novella. It was produced by Fox Film Corporation and shot at the Fox Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.[1] The film is now considered lost.[2]



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]


  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 28 June 2008.
  3. ^ Golden, Eve (1996). Vamp: The Rise and Fall Of Theda Bara. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 47. ISBN 1-887-32200-0.

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