A Fool There Was is an American silent drama starring Theda Bara. Released in 1915, the film was long considered controversial for such risqué intertitle cards as “Kiss me, my fool!” The film was produced by William Fox and directed by Frank Powell.
Theda Bara appears in only a handful of films. The film popularized the word vamp (short for vampire), which describes a femme fatale who degrades her victims’ morals as she seduces them.
As a cultural, historical, or aesthetically significant film, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015.