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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11min | Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 26 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.

The Student of Prague(1913)

1h 25min | Drama, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Prague, Bohemia, 1820. Balduin, a penniless student, falls in love with Countess Margit, a wealthy noblewoman whom he has saved from drowning.

Ingeborg Holm(1913)

1h 13min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 16 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.

The Battle at Elderbush Gulch(1913)

29min | Action, Western
3.0/5 (with 12 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.

The Insects' Christmas(1913)

3.3/5 (with 11 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.

Death's Marathon(1913)

3.0/5 (with 11 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?

Twilight of a Woman's Soul(1913)

48min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

Vera is born into a family of considerable wealth, but she is rather bored and tired of this luxurious but all-too-safe and secluded life. One day Vera’s mother invites her to go with her to help the poor. She is so moved by helping the poor that she decides to devote her life to their cause. One of the people she helps, a man named Maxim, is enchanted by her beauty. He writes Vera a letter, asking her to come back to help with his worsening medical condition which is a complete lie. She goes by herself to his apartment, where he rapes her. While he is sleeping, Vera escapes his grasp, and then she bludgeons him to death. One year later she is introduced to Prince Dol’skii. He shows off his excellent marksmanship skills, and she is soon smitten with him. They get married and Vera decides that she must tell him the truth about what happened to her.

Directed by Yevgeni Bauer

The Mothering Heart(1913)

29min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 10 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.

Bangville Police(1913)

2.5/5 (with 9 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.


5h 37min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

A French silent saga which follows the exploits and crimes of the archvillain Fantômas, who commits crimes while eluding Inspector Juve's tireless persecution. Released as a 5 part series Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine Fantômas: The Man In Black (or Juve versus Fantômas) Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed Fantômas: Fantômas Against Fantômas Fantômas: The False Magistrate.

The Grasshopper and the Ant(1913)

3.1/5 (with 9 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

Matrimony's Speed Limit(1913)

14min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 8 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
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Traffic in Souls(1913)

1h 28min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 8 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)

2.8/5 (with 7 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).

The Evidence of the Film(1913)

3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000. Luckily, a film crew is shooting a moving picture on the same street. The boy's accuser has the police convinced, until...

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

A House Divided(1913)

16min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

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

The Last Days of Pompeii(1913)

1h 28min | Drama, Action
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Well respected Pompeiian Glaucus performs an act of kindness by buying Nidia, a blind slave being mistreated by her owner. Nidia falls in love with her new master, but he only has eyes for Jone. Jone in turn is lusted after by Arbace, an Egyptian high priest of Isis. When Nidia beseeches Isis for help in capturing Glaucus' heart, Arbace gives her a "love" potion, which really will affect his mind and not his heart, thus opening the way to Jone for himself. When Arbace's disciple is murdered Glaucus finds himself in hot water, shortly after which Mt. Vesuvius erupts.

Directed by Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi - With Fernanda Negri Pouget, Antonio Grisanti, Vitale De Stefano, Carlo Campogalliani, Ercole Vaser, Bartolomeo Pagano, ...

Love Everlasting(1913)

1h 30min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.0/5 (with 6 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.

Bout de Zan Steals an Elephant(1913)

3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Bout de Zan is a young boy by description and a petty thief by vocation. In this short, he does indeed steal an elephant from a circus, parading it around town and using it to beg for money. Due to their rambunctiousness, Bout de Zan and the elephant (!) need saving from the authorities.


1h 54min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Overwhelmed by personal and professional problems, biologist Friedrich von Kammacher decides to travel abroad in order to regain the joy of living. During his adventurous journey he will meet two very different women, one of whom will be the key to his fate….

The Child of Paris(1913)

2h 4min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 5 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.

Raja Harishchandra(1913)

40min | History, Drama
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

The first feature-length Indian film is based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. It revolves around the noble and righteous king, Harishchandra, who first sacrifices his kingdom, followed by his wife and eventually his children to honour his promise to the sage Vishwamitra. Though, in the end, pleased by his high morals, the Gods restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings.

Directed by Dadasaheb Phalke - With D. D. Dabke

Tragic Error(1913)

25min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

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

The House of Darkness(1913)

2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

A potentially violent patient in an insane asylum is calmed when he hears a nurse playing the piano. But shortly afterwards he breaks free, eludes his pursuers, and acquires a gun. He soon comes to a house where a young wife is home alone, and there is a tense confrontation.

Directed by D. W. Griffith - With Lionel Barrymore

The Agony of Byzantium(1913)

30min | Drama, History
2.8/5 (with 5 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

The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola(1913)

2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Saturnin Farandoul birth was marked by adventure: saved by the waters, raised by monkeys, taken in by sailors, becoming captain of a frigate, he sets off to explore the five or six known and unknown worlds with his loyal crew. Beneath the sea he encounters love in the person of the beautiful Mysora; on land he comes up against a mad wise man, a Machiavellian mandarin and bloodthirsty Apaches but nothing will be able to stop his desire to travel.

Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life(1913)

13min | Comedy, Action
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

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

The Night Before Christmas(1913)

41min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 5 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.

Fatty Joins the Force(1913)

12min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 4 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!

Max's Hat(1913)

5min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Max has been invited to meet with his in-laws and must dress formally, but each hat he attempts to wear for the occasion gets destroyed.

Directed by Max Linder - With Max Linder
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