Splendid Folly

Splendid Folly is a 1919 British silent romance film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Evelyn Harding.[1] The film is set in Naples and was shot on location in Italy, and at Catford Studios in London. It is based on a novel by Margaret Pedlar.

Splendid Folly
Directed byArrigo Bocchi
Written byMargaret Pedlar (novel)
Hedley Sedgwick
StarringManora Thew
Hayford Hobbs
Evelyn Harding
Distributed byWalturdaw
Release date
November 1919
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


A playwright's wife leaves him when she mistakenly believes he has taken a mistress. She becomes a renowned opera singer.



  1. Low p.456


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.

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