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1918 in film

The year 1918 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Following litigation for anti-trust activities, the US Supreme Court orders the Motion Picture Patents Company to disband.
  • 28 mm safety standard film, designed by Alexander Victor, becomes one of the earliest film formats to use "safety film" bases in order to safeguard the amateur market against nitrate fires.
  • Warner Bros. is established.
  • Notable films released in 1918

    All films below were produced in the United States, except where stated.

  • Alraune, directed by Michael Curtiz - (Hungary)
  • Alraune, die Henkerstochter, genannt die rote Hanne - (Germany)
  • Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley, directed by Marshall Neilan, starring Mary Pickford
  • Among the Cannibal Isles of the South Pacific
  • Are Crooks Dishonest?, a Harold Lloyd short
  • Arizona, starring Douglas Fairbanks
  • The Bell Boy, a 'Fatty' Arbuckle / Buster Keaton short
  • 'Blue Blazes' Rawden, starring William S. Hart
  • The Blue Bird, directed by Maurice Tourneur
  • The Bond, starring Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin
  • Bound in Morocco, directed by Allan Dwan, starring Douglas Fairbanks
  • The Burden of Proof, directed by Julius Steger; starring Marion Davies
  • Carmen, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Pola Negri (Germany)
  • Cecilia of the Pink Roses, directed by Julius Steger; starring Marion Davies
  • The Cook, a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short
  • A Dog's Life, a Charlie Chaplin short
  • The Eyes of Julia Deep, starring Mary Miles Minter
  • Fabiola directed by Enrico Guazzoni - (Italy)
  • Father Sergius, directed by Yakov Protazanov, starring Ivan Mozzukhin - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Ghost of Slumber Mountain
  • The Goddess of Lost Lake, starring Louise Glaum
  • Headin' South, directed by Allan Dwan, starring Douglas Fairbanks
  • The Heart of Humanity, starring Erich von Stroheim
  • Hearts of the World, directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish
  • The House of Mirth, directed by Albert Capellani, starring Katherine Corri Harris
  • Huck and Tom
  • I Don't Want to Be a Man (Ich möchte kein Mann sein), directed by Ernst Lubitsch - (Germany)
  • The Lamb, a Harold Lloyd short.
  • Men Who Have Made Love to Me, starring Mary MacLane
  • Mickey, directed by F. Richard Jones, starring Mabel Normand
  • M'Liss, directed by Marshall Neilan, starring Mary Pickford and Thomas Meighan
  • Moonshine, a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short
  • My Four Years in Germany, the first film produced by the four Warner Brothers
  • On the Quiet, directed by Chester Withey, starring Jack Barrymore
  • Out of the Inkwell, an animated film directed by Max Fleischer
  • Out West, a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short
  • The Outlaw and His Wife (Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru), directed by & starring Victor Sjöström - (Sweden)
  • The Romance of Tarzan, starring Elmo Lincoln
  • Salomé, directed by J. Gordon Edwards, starring Theda Bara
  • Shoulder Arms, directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania, a short animated propaganda film by Winsor McCay; likely the longest animated film of its time.
  • Stella Maris, directed by Marshall Neilan, starring Mary Pickford
  • Tarzan of the Apes, directed by Scott Sidney, starring Elmo Lincoln and Enid Markey
  • The Tenth Symphony (La Dixième Symphonie), directed by Abel Gance, starring Séverin-Mars and Jean Toulout - (France)
  • Tih Minh, directed by Louis Feuillade, starring René Cresté - (France)
  • Triple Trouble, a Charlie Chaplin short.
  • Vendemiaire, directed by Louis Feuillade - (France)
  • Victory and Peace, directed by Herbert Brenon (GB)
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Under the Yoke, directed by J. Gordon Edwards, starring Theda Bara
  • Under the Greenwood Tree directed by Emile Chautard starring Elsie Ferguson
  • The Whispering Chorus, starring Raymond Hatton and Kathlyn Williams
  • Why Pick on Me?, starring Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels
  • Comedy film series

  • Harold Lloyd (1913–1938)
  • Charlie Chaplin (1914–1940)
  • Lupino Lane (1915–1939)
  • Buster Keaton (1917–1944)
  • Births

  • January 29 - John Forsythe, actor (died 2010)
  • February 4 - Ida Lupino, actress, director (died 1995)
  • February 16 - Patty Andrews, singer, actress, member of The Andrews Sisters (died 2013)
  • March 1 - Roger Delgado, actor (died 1973)
  • March 9 - Mickey Spillane, writer, actor (died 2006)
  • April 17
  • Anne Shirley, actress (died 1993)
  • William Holden, actor (died 1981)
  • May 14 - June Duprez, actress (died 1984)
  • May 26 - John Dall, actor (died 1971)
  • June 8 - Robert Preston, actor, singer (died 1987)
  • June 11 - Jane Bryan, actress (died 2009)
  • June 26 - Ellen Liiger, actress (died 1987)
  • July 6 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (died 1977)
  • July 14 - Ingmar Bergman, actor, writer, director (died 2007)
  • July 18 - Jane Frazee, singer, actress (died 1985)
  • July 26 - Marjorie Lord, actress (died 2015)
  • August 9 - Robert Aldrich, director (died 1983)
  • August 17 - Evelyn Ankers, actress (died 1985)
  • September - Rin Tin Tin, canine actor (died 1932)
  • September 13 - Dick Haymes, actor, singer (died 1980)
  • September 21 - Rand Brooks, actor (died 2003)
  • September 28 - Arnold Stang, actor and comedian (died 2009)
  • October 9 - Lila Kedrova, actress (died 2000)
  • October 13 - Robert Walker, actor (died 1951)
  • October 17 - Rita Hayworth, actress (died 1987)
  • October 26 - Diana Serra Cary, (Baby Peggy) actress
  • October 27 - Teresa Wright, actress (died 2005)
  • November 4
  • Art Carney, actor (died 2003)
  • Cameron Mitchell, actor (died 1994)
  • November 30 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor (died 2014)
  • December 15 - Jeff Chandler, actor (died 1961)
  • Deaths

  • January 12 - Simeon Wiltsie, American actor
  • February 1 - Joseph Kaufman, 36, American silent film actor & director, married to film star Ethel Clayton
  • February 15 - Vernon Castle, 30, American dancer & writer
  • March 13 - William Courtleigh, Jr., 26, American actor
  • April 30 - "Mother" Mary Maurice, 73, American veteran stage & film actress
  • May 19 - S. Rankin Drew, 26, American actor and director.
  • June 29 - John van den Broek, 23, Dutch cinematographer
  • July 4 - Walter Stradling, 43, British cinematographer
  • August 12 - Anna Held, 46, Polish actress & singer
  • September 21 - Hal August, 28, American actor; brother of Edwin August
  • October 19 - Harold Lockwood, 31, American actor
  • October 22 - Julian L'Estrange, 38, English actor
  • October 28 - Louise Vale, American actress
  • November 6 - William Shea, 67, Scottish veteran film actor & director
  • November 18 - Wayland Trask, Jr., 31, American comedian
  • December 6 - Charles Gunn, 35, American actor
  • December 29 - Jode Mullally, 32, American actor
  • Debuts

  • Noël Coward - Hearts of the World
  • Will Rogers - Laughing Bill Hyde
  • References

    1918 in film Wikipedia


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