Frau Eva

Frau Eva is a 1916 German silent drama film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Erna Morena, Emil Jannings and Theodor Loos. It was based on the 1874 novel Fromont and Risler by Alphonse Daudet. The film was Jannings' first starring role, his previous appearance having been as an extra in Im Sch├╝tzengraben.[1]

Frau Eva
Directed byRobert Wiene
Produced byOskar Messter
Written byAlphonse Daudet (novel)
Artur Berger
Robert Wiene
StarringErna Morena
Emil Jannings
Theodor Loos
Margarete Kupfer
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyKarl Freund
Distributed byHansa Film
Release date
  • February 1916 (1916-02)
German intertitles


An ambitious wife spends all of her husband's hard-earned money and then commits suicide out of remorse.[2]



  1. Jung & Schatzberg p.195
  2. Jung & Schatzberg p.40


  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.

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