Best Crime Movies of 1913


On His Wedding Day

5.4/10 IMDB

When some pranksters pour red pepper on a new groom's bouquet, the wedding becomes a hijinks factory.

Starring: Ford Sterling, Dot Farley, Nick Cogley, Hale Studebaker, Chester M. Franklin, Helen Holmes, Bert Hunn, Mabel Normand, Carmen Phillips, Arthur Tavares ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1913-03-31
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : Traffic in Souls

Traffic in Souls

6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William H. Turner, Matt Moore, Irene Wallace, Millie Liston, William Welsh, Howard Crampton, Jane Gail, William Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: George Loane Tucker
Release date: 1913-11-24
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : The Evidence of the Film

The Evidence of the Film

6.2/10 IMDB

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...

Starring: William Garwood, Marie Eline, Riley Chamberlin, Florence La Badie, Mignon Anderson ..
Directed by: Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Release date: 1913-01-10
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : Bangville Police

Bangville Police

5.3/10 IMDB

A young farm maid overhears two cow-hands talking in the barn, and she becomes 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 country justice constabulary and they set off toward the farm, in steam-car and on foot. Meanwhile, the maiden’s parents rush to save her. Everything points toward a showdown in the barn, where no one, including the police force, will be cowed.

Starring: Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley, Charles Avery, Dot Farley, Rube Miller, Edgar Kennedy, Raymond Hatton, Jack Leonard, Fred Happ ..
Directed by: Henry Lehrman
Release date: 1913-04-24
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : Burstup Homes' Murder Case

Burstup Homes' Murder Case

5.1/10 IMDB

A spoof of Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Alice Guy-Blache for Solax Film Company.

Starring: Fraunie Fraunholz, Darwin Karr, Blanche Cornwall ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1913-03-26
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : In the Bishop's Carriage

In the Bishop's Carriage

5.9/10 IMDB

A lost film. A successful stage actress with a hidden past as a criminal is kept on the path of righteousness by a benefactor.

Starring: Mary Pickford, David Wall, David Wall, House Peters, Grace Henderson ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley, Edwin S. Porter
Release date: 1913-09-10

Zigomar - the Black Scourge - Episode 1

5.8/10 IMDB

Paulin Broquet, the great Parisian detective, has brought the notorious bandit, Zigomar, to justice. Determined not to let the law punish him, he had taken poison in the Hall of Justice. Then he was brought to a hospital where he lay motionless and was visited by hundreds of persons. Among the visitors was a slender woman, dressed in black, who secreted herself in the hospital, and, when all the others had gone, went to the bedside of Zigomar and administered an antidote for poisoning.

Starring: Alexandre Arquillière, André Liabel, Attilio Maffei, Josette Andriot, Paul Guidé, Émile Keppens ..
Directed by: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset
Release date: 1913-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : The Heart of the Law

The Heart of the Law

0.0/10 IMDB

Detective William Burke is assigned to capture George Watson, an escaped criminal. Six years of sleuthing discovers nothing, and Burke reports to the chief that he is unable to capture the fugitive from justice. During the six years Watson has prospered, and with his wife and family settles in a quiet dignified neighborhood.

Starring: Richard Travers, Ruth Stonehouse, Otis Schaefer, E.H. Calvert, Lillian Drew, Master Calvert, Charles Hitchcock ..
Release date: 1913-12-09

The Female Detective

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Mae Hotely, Thomas Atkins, Frances Ne Moyer, George Reehm ..
Directed by: Jerold T. Hevener
Release date: 1913-02-25
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : The Ferrets

The Ferrets

0.0/10 IMDB

A crime film in which a detective goes after a gang of counterfeiters.

Starring: Joseph Ransome, Lillian Logan, Carl Winterhoff, Jack Nelson, George L. Cox ..
Directed by: Oscar Eagle
Release date: 1913-03-11

The Heart of a Cracksman

0.0/10 IMDB

Carlton, disapproving of his dissipated son and the latter's scheming wife, on his death-bed makes his will in favor of his devoted niece, Marcia. Hearing of this the previous couple plan to balk the father; their scheming is overheard by the cracksman, who has stealthily entered the house. The son and his wife retire and the cracksman creeps upstairs and enters Marcia's room. Affected by her beauty and innocence as she lays sleeping, he determines to assist her; following the son into the sick man's room he snatches the stolen will from his hand.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Cleo Madison, James Neill, Ed Brady, Marcia Moore ..
Directed by: Wallace Reid, Willis Robards
Release date: 1913-11-07

The King of Prison

0.0/10 IMDB

Fernand Pradier (Gabriel Signoret) is an honest merchant and a simple person at heart who tries to make her daughter Germaine (Gabrielle Robinne) happy. She is engaged to a rich banker St-Bris (René Alexandre). However, the fiance once belonged to a criminal organization and, despite his efforts of rehabilitation, one of his ancient accomplices makes their engagement impossible. Eventually imprisoned, she escapes with the help of a beautiful typist (Stacia Napierkowska)...

Starring: Gabrielle Robinne, René Alexandre, Jean Dax, Stacia Napierkowska, Gabriel Signoret ..
Directed by: René Leprince
Release date: 1913-01-01

The Conspiracy; or, the Four Million Dollar Dowry

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: André Dubosc, Jeanne Bérangère, Damorès, Jane Maylianes, Bahier, Gouget ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1913-12-26

The Book

0.0/10 IMDB

A cashier gambles and robs a bank, but returns the money for his mother's sake.

Starring: Alec Worcester, Marie de Solla ..
Directed by: Warwick Buckland
Release date: 1913-01-01

Zigomar - the Black Scourge - Episode 2

0.0/10 IMDB

The next dastardly trick of Zigomar was to secure the safe which carried $50,000 belonging to the owner of the Grand African Circus, which he had won as a prize. He and La Rosario, disguised as servants, joined the circus and by the aid of a powerful elephant managed to get the safe to a manhole into which is was lowered to Zigomar and La Rosario.

Starring: Alexandre Arquillière, Josette Andriot, André Liabel, Attilio Maffei ..
Directed by: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset
Release date: 1913-01-01

Zigomar - the Black Scourge - Episode 3

0.0/10 IMDB

After a time of suspended activities, Zigomar attempted to rob the biggest bank in Paris; but in this he was frustrated by the detective. Swearing vengeance he tried to wreck the train upon which the detective was traveling, but one of the detective's spies got wind of it and warned him.

Starring: Alexandre Arquillière, Josette Andriot, André Liabel, Attilio Maffei ..
Directed by: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset
Release date: 1913-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : Broncho Billy's Conscience

Broncho Billy's Conscience

0.0/10 IMDB

Broncho Billy, ranch foreman, finds Tom Warner has squatted on a section of Stockdale's ranch. He complains to the owner, who tells him to oust Warner. The squatter, however, refuses to go. Shortly afterward, the ranch owner is shot. Broncho Billy, to get even with Warner, secretly arranges things so that his rival is accused and finally hanged on circumstantial evidence. The following fall, Broncho Billy proposes to Marguerite, but visions of the dead man haunt him...

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Fred Church, Carl Stockdale, Marguerite Clayton ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1913-09-06
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : The Ex-Convict

The Ex-Convict

0.0/10 IMDB

Wilbur Stone is falsely accused of a crime, convicted on circumstantial evidence and "railroaded" to the penitentiary. As an odd coincidence. Frank Fink, a hardened degenerate, is sent up at the same time and he becomes a prison parasite on Stone. Both men are released about the same time.

Starring: Charles Clary, Jack Nelson, William Stowell, Thomas Commerford, Lillian Logan, Mac Barnes ..
Directed by: Oscar Eagle
Release date: 1913-03-20
Best Crime Movies of 1913 : The Ex-Convict's Plunge

The Ex-Convict's Plunge

0.0/10 IMDB

Elton Gates, having served seven years for submitting to temptation with a bank's funds, is released. His uncle John sends him $500.00, with which to start life anew. He has hardly rested in a cheap lodging house when Detective Doolittle spies him and commences to make him an object of special scrutiny.

Starring: William Stowell, Harry Lonsdale, Adrienne Kroell, Joseph Hazelton ..
Directed by: Hardee Kirkland
Release date: 1913-05-29

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