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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913 film)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1913 horror film based on Robert Louis Stevensons gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Directed by Herbert Brenon for producer Carl Laemmles company IMP, the production stars King Baggot in the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde. The film was re-released in the United States in August 1927.

                                               

The Werewolf (1913 film)

The Werewolf is a silent film short that is considered the first werewolf film. It was directed by Henry MacRae, produced by Bison Film Company, and released by Universal Film Manufacturing Company. The script is by Ruth Ann Baldwin, based on the short story "The Werewolves" by Henry Beaugrand. It is now considered a lost film, all prints supposedly having been destroyed in a 1924 fire at Universal Studios.

                                               

The Student of Prague (1913 film)

The Student of Prague is a 1913 German silent horror film. It is loosely based on "William Wilson", a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the poem The December Night by Alfred de Musset, and Faust. The film was remade in 1926, under the same title The Student of Prague. Other remakes were produced in 1935 and 2004. The film stars Paul Wegener in his film debut. It is generally deemed to be the first independent film in history. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios and on location around Prague. The films sets were designed by the art director Robert A. Dietrich.

                                               

The Night Before Christmas (1913 film)

The Night Before Christmas is a 1913 silent film made in the Russian Empire by Ladislas Starevich, based on the tale of the same name by Nikolai Gogol. Unlike most of Starevichs films, it is mainly live-action.

                                               

The Grasshopper and the Ant (1913 film)

1913 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1913 in film

1913 was a particularly fruitful year for film as an art form, and is often cited one of the years in the decade which contributed to the medium the most, along with 1917. The year was one where filmmakers of several countries made great artistic advancements, producing notable pioneering masterpieces such as The Student of Prague, Suspense, Atlantis, Raja Harischandra, Juve contre Fantomas, Quo Vadis?, Ingeborg Holm, The Mothering Heart, Ma l’amor mio non muore!, L’enfant de Paris and Twilight of a Womans Soul.

                                     

1. Events

  • Mitchell and Kenyon shoot their last known films in England.
  • November 24 - Traffic in Souls is an early example of the narrative style of Hollywood film.
  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle signs for Mack Sennett at Keystone Studios and his early films for them feature the first known instances of pie thrown on film.
  • D. W. Griffith ends his series of Biograph shorts, begun in 1908, and leaves the Biograph Company in New York City to make full-length motion pictures.
  • Georges Melies career as a director comes to an end.
  • December 29 – Charlie Chaplin signs a contract with Mack Sennett to begin making films at Keystone Studios.
  • December 29 – release of The Adventures of Kathlyn, the second American serial film and the first to feature cliffhanger endings that became popular with later serials.
  • April 21 – The first full-length Indian and Marathi feature film Raja Harishchandra silent has its premiere public release May 3.
  • January 1 – The British Board of Film Censors is established.
  • Cines-Palast in Berlin opens as a cinema with Quo Vadis.
  • December 29 – production starts on Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Companys The Squaw Man, the first full-length Hollywood feature film.
  • Jesse L. Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille, Samuel Goldwyn and Oscar Apfel found Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company.
  • May – Mary Pickford signs a contract with Adolph Zukors Famous Players Film Company for $500 per week, becoming the companys first superstar.
                                     

2. Films released in 1913

  • The Caged Bird
  • Calamity Annes Inheritance
  • The Cub Reporters Temptation
  • The Bangville Police, starring Mabel Normand and The Keystone Cops
  • American Born
  • Evidence of the Film
  • Calamity Anne, Heroine
  • Calamity Annes Beauty
  • LEnfant de Paris
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • Atlantis, directed by August Blom, a second assistant to the director Michael Curtiz; the first Danish feature film.
  • The Face at the Window
  • Barney Oldfields Race for a Life, starring Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, The Keystone Cops, and American race car driver Barney Oldfield.
  • Deaths Marathon, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet and Lionel Barrymore
  • Calamity Annes Vanity
  • Caprice
  • Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Enrico Guazzoni
  • At Midnight
  • Fantomas, a film serial with parts four and five released in 1914
  • The Bartered Bride
  • Arizona
  • The Battle at Elderbush Gulch, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mae Marsh and Lillian Gish
  • The Adventures of Kathlyn, serial, starring Kathlyn Williams
  • Calamity Annes Dream
  • Addio giovinezza!
  • David Copperfield
  • Eighty Million Women Want -?
  • A Desperate Chance
  • Beautiful Bismark
  • Breaking into the Big League
  • Article 47, L
  • David Garrick
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Le Mort qui tue
  • À lombre de la guillotine
  • Juve contre Fantomas
  • Her Big Story
  • The Werewolf
  • The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Mario Caserini and Eleuterio Rodolfi One of the early blockbusters in cinema. One of the earliest feature films.
  • Ricks Redemption
  • The Sea Wolf, based on the novel by Jack London
  • Truth in the Wilderness
  • Traffic in Souls, directed by George Loane Tucker One of the earliest American feature film.
  • The Fire Coward
  • The Girl and the Greaser
  • The Game Warden
  • For the Flag
  • Ivanhoe
  • The Unwelcome Guest
  • The Oath of Tsuru San
  • Transported
  • For the Crown
  • Zhuangzi Tests His Wife, the earliest feature film of Hong Kong cinema
  • Some Fools There Were
  • The Mothering Heart, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish
  • His Wifes Child
  • His Neighbors Wife
  • The Proof of the Man
  • The House of Darkness, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Lionel Barrymore
  • Moondyne
  • Mrs. Carters Campaign
  • The Speed Queen, starring Mabel Normand
  • Sapho
  • The Scimitar of the Prophet
  • Through the Neighbors Window
  • Scrooge
  • Justice of the Wild
  • Our Wives
  • Twilight of a Womans Soul
  • Ingeborg Holm, once described as the first "realistic" feature film
  • The Lady Killer
  • The Speed Kings, starring Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling and American race car drivers Teddy Tetzlaff, Earl Cooper and Barney Oldfield.
  • In the Mountains of Virginia
  • The Idol of Bonanza Camp
  • Wamba A Child of the Jungle
  • In the Firelight
  • The Heart of a Fool
  • The Flirt and the Bandit
  • Quo Vadis?, directed by Enrico Guazzoni One of the earliest feature films.
  • The Reformers, or the Lost Art of Minding Ones Own Business, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Other Der Andere
  • For Her Boys Sake
  • Il sire di Vincigliata
  • The Oath of Pierre
  • The Shriners Daughter
  • The Tale of the Ticker
  • The Rose of San Juan
  • The New Conductor
  • A Mix-Up in Pedigrees
  • When Lincoln Paid
  • In the Bishops Carriage
  • Raja Harishchandra, often listed as the first Indian feature film
  • The Student of Prague, starring Paul Wegener
  • A Sawmill Hazard
  • A Lady of Quality
  • Suspense, directed by Lois Weber; contains early usage of split-screen
  • The Influence of a Child
  • Mabels Awful Mistakes, starring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett
  • The Spender
  • A Forest Romance
  • The Haunted House
  • Quicksands
  • Trapped in a Forest Fire
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • The Shoemaker and the Doll
  • The House in the Tree
  • The Gusher, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charles Inslee, and The Keystone Cops
  • Her Gallant Knights
  • Mabels New Hero, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, and The Keystone Cops
  • The Greater Love
  • Womans Honor
  • The Mirror
  • Hinemoa
  • Mabels Dramatic Career, starring Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, and The Keystone Cops; contains early usage of film-within-a-film
  • Through the Sluice Gates
  • Nursery Favorites
  • Hamlet
  • The Pursuit of the Smugglers
  • The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • Unto the Third Generation
  • For the Peace of Bear Valley
  • Personal Magnetism
  • While Theres Life
                                     

3. Births

  • Gert Frobe, actor died 1988
  • January 2 – Anna Lee, actress died 2004
  • January 6 – Loretta Young, actress died 2000
  • January 29 – Victor Mature, actor died 1999
  • February 25
  • January 15 – Lloyd Bridges, actor died 1998
  • February 8 – Betty Field, actress died 1973
  • Jim Backus, actor died 1989
  • February 10 – Douglas Slocombe, cinematographer died 2016
  • May 27 – Linden Travers, actress died 2001
  • May 26 – Peter Cushing, actor died 1994
  • March 3 – Charlotte Henry, actress died 1980
  • April 16 – Les Tremayne, English-American actor died 2003
  • July 18
  • Red Skelton, actor, comedian died 1997
  • March 18 – Rene Clement, director died 1996
  • May 8 – Sid James, actor and comedian died 1976
  • Marvin Miller, American actor died 1985
  • March 15 – MacDonald Carey, actor died 1994
  • May 6 – Stewart Granger, actor died 1993
  • July 10 – Joan Marsh, actress died 2000
  • March 4 – John Garfield, actor died 1952
  • September 3 – Alan Ladd, actor died 1964
  • July 29 – Gale Page, actress died 1983
  • August 13 – Rita Johnson, actress died 1965
  • September 19 – Frances Farmer, actress died 1970
  • September 7 – Anthony Quayle, actor died 1989
  • Stanley Kramer, producer, director died 2001
  • September 29
  • September 6 – Julie Gibson, actress
  • August 10 – Noah Beery Jr., actor died 1994
  • Trevor Howard, actor died 1988
  • August 24 – Dorothy Comingore, actress died 1971
  • November 2 – Burt Lancaster, actor died 1994
  • September 30 – Bill Walsh, producer, writer died 1975
  • November 5
  • Vivien Leigh, actress died 1967
  • Guy Green, cinematographer died 2005
  • November 4 – Gig Young, actor died 1978
  • November 13 – Alexander Scourby, American actor died 1985
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress died 2005
  • Howard Duff, actor died 1990
  • November 20 – Judy Canova, actress died 1983
  • November 24
  • December 14 – Dan Dailey, actor died 1978
  • December 1 – Mary Martin, actress died 1990
  • December 25 – Tony Martin, singer, actor died 2012
  • December 18 – Lynn Bari, actress died 1989


                                     

4. Deaths

  • August 3 – Joseph Graybill, actor with D.W. Griffith b. 1887
  • March 15 – John R. Cumpson, stage and film actor b. 1866
  • June 2 – Eleanor Caines, silent film actress b. 1880
                                     

5. Film debuts

  • Cissie Loftus – A Lady of Quality
  • Lillie Langtry – His Neighbors Wife
  • Al St. John – A Noise from the Deep
  • Lon Chaney – Poor Jakes Demise
  • Eugene Pallette – The Fugitive 1913 short uncredited
  • Harold Lloyd – The Old Monks Tale short uncredited
  • Wallace Beery – His Athletic Wife short
  • Minnie Maddern Fiske – Tess of the dUrbervilles
  • Paul Wegener – Der Verfuhrte
  • Gladys Brockwell – His Blind Power
                                     
  • A list of films produced in Italy in 1913 see 1913 in film Italian films of 1913 at the Internet Movie Database
  • silent crime film serial directed by Louis Feuillade, based on the novel of the same name. The five episodes, initially released throughout 1913 - 14, were
  • Black and White is a 1913 American silent comedy film featuring Harry Carey. Harry Carey Donald Crisp Grace Henderson Dave Morris as The Tramp Clarence
  • A list of films produced in France in 1913 1913 in France French films of 1913 at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Scarlet Letter is a 1913 silent film that was based on the novel of the same title which was written in 1850. It was directed by David Miles and starred
  • Russian: Ночь передъ Рождествомъ, Noch pered Rozhdestvom is a 1913 silent film made in the Russian Empire by Ladislas Starevich, based on the tale of
  • Ivanhoe is a 1913 American silent adventure drama film starring King Baggot, Leah Baird, Herbert Brenon, Evelyn Hope, and Walter Craven. Directed by Herbert
  • of Australia. 4 October 1913 p. 8. Retrieved 7 July 2015. Transported at IMDb Transported at AustLit Transported at National Film and Sound Archive
  • 1913 American silent drama film directed by Edgar Lewis and based upon Henry Wadsworth Longfellow s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha 1855 The film stars
  • Don Juan is a 1913 Dutch silent drama film directed by Leon Boedels. Willem van der Veer . Don Juan Caroline van Dommelen Tilly Lus Constant van Kerckhoven
  • The Mistake is a 1913 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. Blanche Sweet - The Young Woman Henry B. Walthall - Jack, the Friend, a Prospector
  • film version of the play, see A Message from Mars. A Message From Mars 1913 is a British science fiction film In September 2014, the British Film Institute