Movies: Popular Movies of 1913

Movies in chronological context: 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1913th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 913th year of the 2nd millennium, the 13th year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1910s decade. As of the start of 1913, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. ()

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Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine(1913)

55min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

The archvillain Fantômas, a master of disguise, steals the Princess Danidoff her priceless pearl necklace at the Royal Palace Hotel, so Inspector Juve is tasked to capture Fantômas and put an end to his limitless villainy.


10min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 13 votes)

An isolated house is too remote for a lone servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Left alone in the house is a mother and her infant. A tramp has watched the servant leave and begins to skulk. When the lady of the house sees him outside as he discovers the key, she's terrified and desperately phones her husband, who's at work in town. He jumps into a car that's idling in front of his office and races toward home, the car's owner, and police, in hot pursuit.

Fantômas: Juve Against Fantômas(1913)

1h 2min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

When the disfigured body of a woman is found in Dr. Chaleck's quarters, Inspector Juve immediately suspects that it is the work of his archenemy, the criminal mastermind Fantômas.

The Student of Prague(1913)

1h 23min | Drama, Horror, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants, if he will sign his name to a contract. The student hurriedly signs the contract, but doesn't know what he's in for.

Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed(1913)

1h 31min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Fantômas commits a murder and cleverly frames an artist, who is mysteriously murdered whilst in prison. After the body disappears from there, several crimes take place, leaving behind the fingerprints of the dead man.

Ingeborg Holm(1913)

1h 36min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

After Ingeborg Holm's husband becomes sick and dies, the family's small grocery store fails, Ingeborg becomes bankrupt, and she is forced to move to the workhouse. Her three children go to foster homes. Ingeborg simply must see them again.

Directed by Victor Sjöström - With Hilda Borgström, Carl Barcklind, Richard Lund, William Larsson

The Battle of Elderbush Gulch(1913)

29min | Action, Western
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Two young girls are sent away to live with their uncle, which sets off a chain of events resulting in an Indian attack on the town.

Bangville Police(1913)

2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

A young, buxom farm maid overhears two cow-hands talking in the barn, and she’s convinced they’re about to rob her. She barricades herself in a room and calls the police. Her call wakes the chief, who rallies the constabulary and they sets off toward the farm, in steam-car and on foot. Meanwhile, the maid’s parents and their neighbors rush to save her armed with shotgun, pitchfork, and shovel. Everything points toward a showdown in the barn, where no one, including the police force, will be cowed.

Death's Marathon(1913)

3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her gradually wanes. One day after losing the company money in a card game, he decides to commit suicide. He telephones his wife from the office, as he puts a revolver near his head. The wife tries to keep him talking while the reliable business partner races to the office in an attempt to save his old friend. Will he make it in time?

The Insects' Christmas(1913)

3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree, and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the insects, along with a friendly frog, to come and enjoy the gifts he has prepared, and to celebrate Christmas.

The Grasshopper and the Ant(1913)

3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

An ant works to prepare for winter while a drunken grasshopper plays his violin and dances away his time. When the snow arrives, the grasshopper pleads with the ant for shelter and is turned away to die.

Directed by Ladislas Starevich

The Mothering Heart(1913)

29min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with another woman. His wife leaves him, returning to her mother's home where she bears a child. When the husband is abandoned by his concubine, remorse drives him to find his wife.

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Twilight of a Woman's Soul(1913)

48min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Despite living in luxury, Vera is lonely and discontented. When she accompanies her mother, the Countess, on a charity visit to the poor, she is troubled by what she sees, and she resolves to do whatever she can to help them. But one man takes advantage of her innocence, and he lures her into a trap so that he can assault her. The dreadful results of this attack will affect Vera's life long afterward.

Directed by Yevgeni Bauer

The Evidence of the Film(1913)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

Directed by Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser - With William Garwood, Marie Eline, Florence La Badie

A House Divided(1913)

13min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

A married couple, suspecting one another of infidelity, decide to "live separately together.".

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

Traffic in Souls(1913)

1h 28min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it.

Directed by George Loane Tucker - With Ethel Grandin, Matt Moore, William Welsh, Charles Green, Haystacks Calhoun, George Loane Tucker, ...

Quo Vadis?(1913)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

"Quo Vadis?" was a landmark in early Italian historical epic films, and certainly Enrico Guazzoni’s grand scale masterpiece laid the foundations for what genuine colossal Italian spectacles should be. It had a great deal of influence on Giovanni Pastrone’s "Cabiria" (1914) and D.W. Griffith’s "Intolerance" (1916).

Directed by Enrico Guazzoni - With Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Lea Giunchi, Bruto Castellani, Carlo Cattaneo, Lia Orlandini, ...

Tragic Error(1913)

25min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

When he goes to Paris an aristocrat steps into a cinema and is shocked by something he sees on screen.

Directed by Louis Feuillade - With Suzanne Grandais, Ernest Bourbon, Marie Dorly, Paul Manson, René Navarre


1h 54min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

With his wife admitted to a mental hospital and his academic career beset on all sides, Doctor von Krammacher goes abroad to regain his strength and his joy of life. On the trip, he meets two very different women, one of whom will decide his fate. (

Directed by August Blom - With Michael Curtiz, Olaf Fønss, Ida Orloff, Aage Henvig, Alma Hinding, Bertel Krause, ...

Bout de Zan Steals an Elephant(1913)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Bout de Zan is a very precocious young man! When the circus comes to town, he does what any kid might do in this situation--he steals the circus' elephant!!! Later, he sits on the curb with the elephant and begs coins off people--with a sign saying 'blind since birth'. I am not sure if this is supposed to mean the kid or the animal!

Matrimony's Speed Limit(1913)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A man must marry by noon or lose his inheritance. It's 11:50 a.m. and he can't find his fiancée.

Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché - With Marian Swayne

Mabel's Dramatic Career(1913)

14min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A young man falls in love with his mother's kitchen maid, Mabel. But his mother objects strongly, and arranges for him to meet another young woman whom she considers more suitable. Mabel confronts the young woman, and is dismissed from her position. Later, when the young man learns about the new career that Mabel has found, he begins to act in an agitated and unpredictable manner.

The Night Before Christmas(1913)

41min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Based on Gogol's story. It is Christmas Eve, and the town witches’ son, a blacksmith, seeks an honest marriage to his love who wishes for a pair of shoes fit for the Tsarina. A mischievous devil is trapped into providing service to the smith.

The Agony of Byzantium(1913)

30min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, an event that marked the end of the Byzantine Empire.

Directed by Louis Feuillade - With Renée Carl, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Laurent Morléas, Luitz-Morat

Love Everlasting(1913)

1h 30min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Grand Duchy of Wallenstein. Elsa Holbein is the young beautiful daughter of General Julius, the Chief of the General Staff. After a spy named Moise Sthar steals military documents, Julius is accused of betrayal. He kills himself while Elsa is forced to leave. Homeless, she begins wandering the streets until, on the Riviera, she starts her performing career under the pseudonym of Diana Cadouleur and becomes a successful actress and singer. One day, in a small church, she meets an elegant young man and she falls in love with him. But during a tour on the Lucarno Lake she runs into Sthar who, rejected by Elena, spreads rumors about Prince Massimiliano’s behavior.

Directed by Mario Caserini - With Lyda Borelli, Mario Bonnard, Vittorio Rossi Pianelli, Camillo De Riso, Gian Paolo Rosmino, Dante Cappelli, ...

Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life(1913)

13min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

When Mabel Normand romantically rejects a villain, he ties her to the railroad tracks, leaving her nice suitor to appeal to racecar driver Barney Oldfield for help.

The Child of Paris(1913)

2h 4min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2 votes)

The young daughter of an army captain missing in action runs away from school and is kidnapped by Parisian lowlifes. When the kidnapper flees to Nice with the child, the kind-hearted employee of one of his accomplices sets off in pursuit.

Directed by Léonce Perret - With Maurice Lagrenée, René Navarre

Preservation of the Sign Language(1913)

14min | Documentary
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

George Veditz, one-time president of the National Association of the Deaf of the United States, outlines the right of deaf people to sign instead of speak. The film is presented in American Sign Language and has no sub- or intertitles.

Directed by George Veditz

A Muddy Romance(1913)

11min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to stop them. Soon the Keystone Kops arrive on the scene, and chaos quickly ensues.

Directed by Mack Sennett

Fatty Joins the Force(1913)

12min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Fatty rescues the daughter of the police commisioner and is given a job as an officer as a reward, but its not all its cracked up to be!

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