Best Drama Movies of 1913



7.4/10 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

The Grasshopper and the Ant

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

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 Drama Movies of 1913 : The Mothering Heart

The Mothering Heart

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 begins an affair with a beautiful woman. His wife leaves him, returning to her mother's home where she bears a child. When the husband is abandoned by his lady friend, 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 : Death's Marathon

Death's Marathon

6.1/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1913-06-14
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Granddad


6.0/10 IMDB

Mildred is staying with her grandfather, Civil War veteran Jabez Burr, when she receives a letter from her father. Her father has re-married, and will be bringing his new wife home soon. But when Mildred's stepmother finds out that Jabez drinks, she takes a dislike to him, and begins to resent his closeness with Mildred...

Starring: William Desmond Taylor, Mildred Harris, Frank Borzage, J. Barney Sherry ..
Directed by: Jay Hunt
Release date: 1913-07-23
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Drummer of the 8th

The Drummer of the 8th

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 : A Bit of Blue Ribbon

A Bit of Blue Ribbon

4.8/10 IMDB

A short Western in which a cowboy is rescued from a lynching in the nick of time.

Starring: Mary Charleson, Anne Schaefer, Bob Burns, Eagle Eye, Edward Elkas, Charles Bennett ..
Directed by: Rollin S. Sturgeon
Release date: 1913-01-04
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : The Switch Tower

The Switch Tower

5.9/10 IMDB

Arrogant tramps, a railroad man , counterfeiters, detectives and a boy to the rescue.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire McDowell, Marion Emmons, Charles West, John T. Dillon, William A. Carroll, Frank Evans, George Beranger, Anthony O'Sullivan ..
Directed by: Anthony O'Sullivan
Release date: 1913-06-15
Best Drama Movies of 1913 : Absinthe


5.7/10 IMDB

A French artist in love with his model, but is abandoned by her because he is addicted to absinthe. He dreams about how his life is going downhill as he continues to drink.

Starring: Sadie Weston, Glen White ..
Release date: 1913-01-07

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