The Saint and Her Fool

The Saint and Her Fool (German: Die Heilige und ihr Narr) is a 1928 German silent drama film directed by William Dieterle and starring Dieterle, Lien Deyers and Gina Manès. It was based on a novel by Agnes Günther and premiered at the Capital am Zoo in Berlin.[1] Art direction was by Andrej Andrejew. For a long time, the movie was considered lost. Although never released in the US, a nitrate copy was discovered in Jack Warner's personal vault. In 2008 it was given to the UCLA in Los Angeles and restored.

The Saint and Her Fool
Directed byWilliam Dieterle
Produced byWilliam Dieterle
Written byAgnes Günther (novel)
Curt J. Braun
Charlotte Hagenbruch
StarringWilliam Dieterle
Lien Deyers
Gina Manès
Félix P. Soler
CinematographyFrederik Fuglsang
Deutsche Film Union
Distributed byDeutsche First National Pictures
Release date
4 October 1928
German intertitles

It was remade twice into a 1935 German film directed by Hans Deppe and a 1957 Austrian film directed by Gustav Ucicky.



  1. Kreimeier p.115


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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