Best Drama Movies of 1913

1.

Suspense

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Sam Kaufman, Douglas Gerrard, Lule Warrenton ..
Directed by: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber
Release date: 1913-07-06
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Grasshopper and the Ant
2.

The Grasshopper and the Ant

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Release date: 1913-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Traffic in Souls
3.

Traffic in Souls

2.7
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 ..
Directed by: George Loane Tucker
Release date: 1913-11-24
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Mothering Heart
4.

The Mothering Heart

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Walter Miller, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry, Adolph Lestina ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1913-06-21
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Drummer of the 8th
5.

The Drummer of the 8th

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When the Civil War begins, young Billy runs away from home to enlist in the Northern Army as a drummer; he's wounded in battle and taken prisoner. He manages to escape and deliver an important message to his commanding officer, but loses his life in the process.

Starring: Cyril Gardner, Mildred Harris, Frank Borzage ..
Directed by: Thomas H. Ince
Release date: 1913-05-28
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Wanderer
6.

The Wanderer

2.4
4.8/10 IMDB

This story is somewhat in the nature of a poetical fantasy, and may be construed as the spectator pleases. It is the story of a wanderer who prefers to seek, through his flute, the spirit of truth, that he may give it out into the world as he passes through his various journeys and experiences in life and thus make earth a better and fairer place. He prefers this to the perpetual strife for gain.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Claire McDowell, Henry B. Walthall, Christy Cabanne, Kate Bruce, Charles Hill Mailes, Mae Marsh, Walter Miller, Marshall Neilan ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1913-05-02
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Ivanhoe
7.

Ivanhoe

2.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Wilfred of Ivanhoe (played by King Baggot), son of Sir Cedric (played by Wallace Bosco), returns to England from the Crusades in the Holy Land. As Ivanhoe, disguised, discovers that his beloved Lady Rowena (played by Evelyn Hope) has remained faithful, two weary travelers, Isaac of York (played by Herbert Brenon) and his pretty daughter Rebecca (played by Leah Baird), are admitted to Sir Cedric's castle, but after the knights learn that Isaac has money they abduct the visitors to the Norman stronghold of Torquilstone Castle.

Starring: King Baggot, Leah Baird, Herbert Brenon, Evelyn Hope, Walter Craven, Wallace Widdicombe, Walter Thomas, Wallace Bosco, Mrs. Herbert Brenon, Jack Bates ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1913-09-22
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Tannhäuser
8.

Tannhäuser

1.9
4.9/10 IMDB

Dramatic three-reel film based on Wagner's opera of chivalry and spiritual struggle. Wandering minstrel Tannhauser wins the heart of Elizabeth, niece of the powerful Landgrave. Later, under the spell of Venus and her nymphs, Tannhauser passes into Venusberg, a netherworld of earthly pleasures. Returning to the Landgrave's court, he praises Venus in song and sparks the righteous anger of all present. His own prayers and those of Elizabeth free him from enchantment and he takes up the habit of a monk, devoting himself to God. He sets off to seek absolution in Rome while Elizabeth waits at court, ever weakening in his absence.

Starring: Florence La Badie, Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, William Russell, Burton Law ..
Directed by: Lucius Henderson
Release date: 1913-07-14
9.

Hamlet

1.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Hamlet is a 1913 British silent drama film directed by Hay Plumb and starring Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude Elliot and Walter Ringham.

Starring: Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Walter Ringham, S.A. Cookson, J.H. Barnes, Alex Scott-Gatty, Percy Rhodes, Grendon Bentley, Montagu Rutherford, E.A. Ross, George Hayes ..
Directed by: Hay Plumb
Release date: 1913-09-22
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Chelsea 7750
10.

Chelsea 7750

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Starring: Henry E. Dixey, Laura Sawyer, House Peters, Martin Faust ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1913-09-20

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