Best Movies of 1913

1.

Suspense.

3.7
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
2.

The Rattlesnake

2.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Short silent feature filmed on location in New Mexico.

Starring: Romaine Fielding, Mary E. Ryan, Maurice Cytron, Jesse Robinson, Alice Danzinger ..
Directed by: Romaine Fielding
Release date: 1913-10-30
Best Movies of 1913 : The Grasshopper and the Ant
3.

The Grasshopper and the Ant

2.8
6.8/10 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 Movies of 1913 : Traffic in Souls
4.

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, William Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: George Loane Tucker
Release date: 1913-11-24
Best Movies of 1913 : The Mothering Heart
5.

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
6.

The Battle of Elderbush Gulch

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron, Charles Hill Mailes, Mae Marsh ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1913-12-01
Best Movies of 1913 : A House Divided
7.

A House Divided

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1913-05-02
Best Movies of 1913 : Matrimony's Speed Limit
8.

Matrimony's Speed Limit

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Release date: 1913-06-11
Best Movies of 1913 : A Fishy Affair
9.

A Fishy Affair

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A man goes fishing in the same pond where a burglar has thrown a sock of money stolen from the man's house.

Starring: Ford Sterling, Laura Oakley, Nick Cogley, Dot Farley, Bert Hunn, William Hauber, Rube Miller ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1913-04-24
Best Movies of 1913 : Mabel's Dramatic Career
10.

Mabel's Dramatic Career

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Alice Davenport, Virginia Kirtley, Charles Avery, Ford Sterling, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Billy Jacobs, Charles Inslee, Dave Anderson ..
Directed by: Mack Sennett
Release date: 1913-09-08

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