Top-grossing films: 1913-1919by lauri-f | created - 26 Mar 2017 | updated - 26 Mar 2017 | Public
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1. Traffic in Souls (1913)
TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 523 | Gross: $0.43M
2. The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its attempts to gain control of a lost million dollars.
Votes: 20 | Gross: $3.27M
3. The Squaw Man (1914)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.
Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.53M
4. Dough and Dynamite (1914)
Not Rated | 33 min | Comedy, Short
Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes.
Votes: 823 | Gross: $0.13M
5. Rose of the Rancho (1914)
Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance
Esra Kincaid takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. US government agent Kearney holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can... See full summary »
Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.09M
6. The Man from Home (1914)
Wealthy brother and sister Horace and Ethel Simpson, touring Europe, fall prey to Russian conmen, one of whom plans a marriage with Ethel. Executor of their fortune Daniel Pike, assisted by... See full summary »
7. What's His Name (1914)
Soda jerk Harvey is the most popular man in Blakeville NY and deliriously happy through three years of poverty-stricken marriage to Nellie. After a musical comedy troupe comes through ... See full summary »
Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.06M
8. The Call of the North (1914)
Trader Ned Stewart's father Graehme was unjustly accused of adultery and killed. Ned sets out to avenge his father but is captured and send on "la longue traverse," the long journey to ... See full summary »
Votes: 25 | Gross: $0.05M
9. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 20,814 | Gross: $10.00M
10. Carmen (I) (1915)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama
In order to help her smuggler kinsmen, a sultry gypsy seduces and corrupts an officer of the Civil Guard turning him into a traitor and murderer.
Votes: 857 | Gross: $0.15M
11. The Cheat (1915)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama, Romance
A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.
12. Temptation (1915)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Opera singer Renee Dupree is in love with struggling composer Julian who falls very seriously ill. She goes to impresario Mueller for the money Julian needs but is saved from sacrificing her virtue when a jealous lover kills Mueller.
Votes: 6 | Gross: $0.10M
13. The Girl of the Golden West (1915)
50 min | Romance, Western
Road agent Ramerrez hides out in his girlfriend's store where the Sheriff knows him to be. The Sheriff plays The Girl a game of cards to decide Ramerrez's future. She wins. She later saves him from a hanging. She rides off with him.
Votes: 23 | Gross: $0.10M
14. The Warrens of Virginia (1915)
50 min | Drama, War
As the Civil War begins Ned Burton leaves his Southern love Agatha Warren and joins the Union army. He is later protected and saved from death by Agatha in spite of her loyalty to the South.
Votes: 10 | Gross: $0.09M
15. The Golden Chance (I) (1915)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama
Mary Denby becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Roger Manning. Her husband tries ... See full summary »
Votes: 173 | Gross: $0.08M
16. Chimmie Fadden (1915)
40 min | Short, Comedy
Bowery hooligan Chimmie is saved from false arrest by socialite dogooder Fanny. She takes in him, his brother and mother as servants. His brother schemes to steal the good lady's silver.
17. Chimmie Fadden Out West (1915)
50 min | Comedy, Western
Chimmie is sent to Death Valley CA as part of a railroad scheme. He's to pretend to have discovered gold there, then set a new transcontinental record heading east. It doesn't quite work out that way.
Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.07M
18. The Arab (1915)
50 min | Adventure, Drama
An old sheik punishes his son Jamil for robbing a caravan by giving his horse to the wronged merchant. The horse is sold to a Turkish general then given to a Christian missionary Mary ... See full summary »
Votes: 25 | Gross: $0.07M
Passed | 197 min | Drama, History
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Votes: 13,076 | Gross: $2.18M
21. Joan the Woman (1916)
Passed | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A WWI English officer is inspired the night before a dangerous mission by a vision of Joan of Arc, whose story he relives.
Votes: 472 | Gross: $1.32M
22. Maria Rosa (1916)
50 min | Drama
Ramon loves Catalonian peasant Maria Rosa. He uses a knife belonging to her love Andreas to kill fisherman Pedro, so Andreas goes to jail for ten years. Maria will wait for him, but Ramon ... See full summary »
Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.10M
23. The Heart of Nora Flynn (1916)
50 min | Drama
Nora is nursemaid to a wealthy family and in love with their chauffeur Nolan. When she hides her mistress' lover in her room, jealous Nolan shoots him and Nora, who refuses to tell about her mistress affair, is dismissed.
Votes: 8 | Gross: $0.09M
24. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1916)
50 min | Drama
Jack Hale, a revenue agent, is sent into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to track down illegal alcohol producers - "moonshiners." His task is complicated when he falls in love with ... See full summary »
27. The Innocent Lie (1916)
50 min | Drama
Nora O'Brien leaves Ireland to visit her brother in America. On the trip she suffers a concussion, and soon is mistaken for another Irish girl named Nora who is on her way to visit her aunt... See full summary »
29. Cleopatra (1917)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.
30. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama
With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »
31. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.
32. A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)
70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.
Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.42M
33. The Woman God Forgot (1917)
60 min | History, Romance
Cortez sends Alvarado to Montezuma who throws him into a dungeon from which he is rescued by Tecza who loves him. He is recaptured when her lover Guatemoco finds Alvarado hiding in her ... See full summary »
Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.34M
34. The Devil-Stone (1917)
60 min | Drama, Mystery
Fishermaid Marcia Manot finds an emerald which once belonged to a Norse queen and is cursed. Greedy American Silas Martin marries her, then sets her up for divorce. She kills him and weds ... See full summary »
35. Mothers of Men (1917)
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama
A melodrama about a woman governor whose husband is accused and convicted of a bombing and the dilemma she has to struggle with --- whether to let the law take its course and the pressures ... See full summary »
Votes: 69 | Gross: $0.04M
36. The Little American (1917)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.
38. Stella Maris (1918)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama
Two young women - a paraplegic girl sheltered by her wealthy guardians and a more experienced orphan - fall in love with a man separated from his violent wife.
39. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure
Kohn and Alice Clayton set sail for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die, the newborn Tarzan is taken by a great Ape, Kala. Later the boy finds his father's knife and uses ... See full summary »
Votes: 626 | Gross: $3.27M
40. The Squaw Man (1918)
60 min | Western
Captain Wynnegate leaves England, accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Out West he and the Indian girl Nat-U-Rich save each ... See full summary »
Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.62M
41. Old Wives for New (1918)
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama
Charles Murdock neglects his fat and lazy wife in favor of Juliet Raeburn but, when Juliet's name is involved in murder, he marries Viola and takes her to Paris.
Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.29M
42. The Whispering Chorus (1918)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
John Trimble has embezzled and obtains another identity by having a mutilated body buried in his place. He is later arrested for murdering himself. During the trial his mother, before dying... See full summary »
Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.24M
43. The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)
Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters.
Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.10M
47. The Miracle Man (1919)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »
Votes: 141 | Gross: $3.00M
48. Male and Female (1919)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.
49. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.
50. Passion (1919)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance