Director King Vidor
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Country United States
|Language Silent (English intertitles)|
Writer June Mathis, Winchell Smith, King Vidor
Release date August 19, 1923 (1923-08-19)
Cast Claude Gillingwater (Theodore Findley), Eleanor Boardman (Rena Fairchild / Sydney Fairfield), John St. Polis (John Crawshay), William H. Crane (Hon. James Trumbull), Alec B. Francis (Dr. Richard Gaunt), William Haines (Gordon Schuyler)
Genres Silent film, Drama, Indie film, Black-and-white
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Three Wise Fools (German title: Ein Mädchen und drei alte Narren) is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor. A print of the film exists at the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique.
Three Wise Fools is notable as an early high-profile role for the then-up and coming William Haines. Haines would later recall that he felt distracted by the top hat he wears in the film and, as a result, felt that his performance was terrible. However, his performance received positive notices in contemporary reviews, and Haines was offered a choice of four new film roles after the film's success. Claude Gillingwater was the only cast member from the original 1918 Broadway play.
It showed in Germany at the Union-Theater Nollendorf, Berlin, on 10 November 1924. The cinema was built in 1913 by Joe Goldsoll, who was president of Goldwyn Pictures from 1922-1924.
ReferencesThree Wise Fools (1923 film) Wikipedia
Three Wise Fools (1923 film) IMDb Three Wise Fools (1923 film) themoviedb.org