Film Trailers World: 1913

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September 19, 2015

Traffic in Souls (1913)

Traffic in Souls


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Traffic in Souls (also released as While New York Sleeps) is a 1913 American silent crime drama film focusing on forced prostitution (white slavery) in the United States.

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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.



November 03, 2014

Tercentenary of the Romanov Dynasty's Accession (1913) Fragments

 Tryokhsotletie tsarstvovaniya doma Romanovykh


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Very loyal, respectful survey of 300 years of Russian history, from the "Time of Troubles" (Polish invasion) in 1613 to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913.The coronation of the first Romanov, Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov (played by young Michael Chekhov) is an early highlight, after the Russian defenders finally beat off the Polish invaders. (Co-director Larin & several actors were injured in the battle scenes.) Film concludes with celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian victory in the War of 1812. Also included is documentary footage of the coronation of the last Romanov, Nicholas II, in 1896. Written by Prof Steven P Hill, Russian & Cinema, University of Illinois.

The Drummer of the 8th (1913)

The Drummer of the 8th


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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.Written by Peter W. Many, Jr.

Cymbeline (1913)

Cymbeline


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A romantic tale from Shakespeare's late career, concerning the trials of the virtuous Princess Imogen.

Fatty Joins the Force (1913)

Fatty Joins the Force


Fatty Joins the Force is a 1913 American short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle.

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Fatty is an obese and timid man who rescues a little girl from drowning. The girl who turns out to be the daughter of the Police Commissioner. The grateful Commissioner offers Fatty a job on the Police Force. Fatty accepts but soon finds out the job isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Max Takes a Picture (1913)

Max fait de la photo


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The dapper Max is excited to sneak shots of a Rubenesque beauty, because he's bored, with nothing else to photograph on the deserted French beach. But she pays him off, not to even peak at her in her bathing suit. As she's attempting to get ashore, she desperately tries to avoid his snapping away. Swimming back out, she disappears under the ocean, driving Max frantic with guilt. Written by David Stevens

The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii



Ultimi giorni di Pompeii, Gli (English title: The Last Days of Pompeii) is an Italian black and white silent film, released in 1913 (see 1913 in film), directed by Mario Caserini and Eleuterio Rodolfi.

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Well respected Pompeiian Glaucus performs an act of kindness by buying Nidia, a blind slave being mistreated by her owner. Nidia falls in love with her new master, but he only has eyes for Jone. Jone in turn is lusted after by Arbace, an Egyptian high priest of Isis. When Nidia beseeches Isis for help in capturing Glaucus' heart, Arbace gives her a "love" potion, which really will affect his mind and not his heart, thus opening the way to Jone for himself. When Arbace's disciple is murdered Glaucus finds himself in hot water, shortly after which Mt. Vesuvius erupts. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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