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 (Stellan Rye), Suspense (Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber), Atlantis (August Blom), Raja Harischandra (D. G. Phalke), Juve contre Fantomas (Louis Feuillade), Quo Vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni), Ingeborg Holm (Victor Sjöström), The Mothering Heart (D. W. Griffith), Ma l’amor mio non muore! (Mario Caserini), L’enfant de Paris (Léonce Perret) and Twilight of a Woman's Soul (Yevgenii Bauer).

List of years in film (table)


Top-grossing films (U.S.)

1. Traffic in Souls $981,000 (US)[4]

Films released in 1913

  • À l'ombre de la guillotine
  • Juve contre Fantômas
  • Le Mort qui tue

Short film series



Film debuts


  1. List of Marathi films of 1910-1919.
  2. Overview. The New York Times.
  3. Finler, Joel W. (April 2, 1992), The Hollywood Story (Second ed.), Mandarin, p. 263, ISBN 0-7493-0637-8
  4. Traffic in Souls (1913) on IMDb
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