1918 in film

1918 in film

The year 1918 in film involved some significant 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.

Top grossing films

#"Stella Maris"
# "Tarzan of the Apes"
# "Mickey"
# "Shoulder Arms"
# "Headin' South"
# "Bound in Morroco"

Films released in 1918

*"Alraune, die Henkerstochter, genannt die rote Hanne"
*"Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley", starring Mary Pickford.
*"L'ame du bronze"
*"America's Answer"
*"Among the Cannibal Isles of the South Pacific"
*"The Bell Boy" - a 'Fatty' Arbuckle / Buster Keaton short.
*"Bound In Morroco", starring Douglas Fairbanks
*"The City of Dim Faces" - starring Sessue Hayakawa and Marin Sais.
*"The Cook" - a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short.
*"A Dog's Life", a Charlie Chaplin short.
*"The Embarrassment of Riches
*"Father Sergius"
*"Headin' South", starring Douglas Fairbanks
*"The Heart of Humanity" (starring Erich von Stroheim)
*"Hearts of the World", directed by D.W. Griffith.
*"The House of Mirth"
*"Masks and Faces"
*"Mickey", starring Mabel Normand
*"Moonshine" - a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short.
*"Nocturnal Tunes"
*"Out of the Inkwell"
*"Out West" - a 'Fatty' Arbuckle/Buster Keaton short.
*"The Outlaw and His Wife"
*"Shoulder Arms", a Charlie Chaplin film.
*"The Sinking of the Lusitania" - a short animated propaganda film by Winsor McCay.
*"Salomé", starring Theda Bara.
*"Stella Maris", starring Mary Pickford.
*"Tarzan of the Apes", starring Elmo Lincoln and Enid Markey
*"The Tenth Symphony"
*"Tih Minh"
*"Triple Trouble", a Charlie Chaplin short.

hort film series

*"Harold Lloyd" (1913-1921)
*"Charlie Chaplin" (1914-1923)
*"Buster Keaton" (1917-1941)


*January 29 - John Forsythe, actor
*February 4 - Ida Lupino, actress, director (d. 1995)
*February 16 - Patty Andrews, singer, actress, member of Andrews Sisters
*March 1 - Roger Delgado, actor (d. 1973)
*March 9 - Mickey Spillane, writer, actor (d. 2006)
*April 17 - Anne Shirley, actress (d. 1993)
*April 17 - William Holden, actor (d. 1981)
*May 14 - June Duprez, actress (d. 1984)
*May 26 - John Dall, actor (d. 1971)
*June 30 - Susan Hayward, actress (d. 1975)
*July 6 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (d. 1977)
*July 14 - Ingmar Bergman, actor, writer, director (d. 2007)
*July 18 - Jane Frazee, singer, actress (d. 1985)
*July 26 - Marjorie Lord, actress
*August 9 - Robert Aldrich, director (d. 1983)
*August 17 - Evelyn Ankers, actress (d. 1985)
*September 5 - Rin Tin Tin, canine actor (d. 1932)
*September 21 - Rand Brooks, actor (d. 2003)
*October 9 - Lila Kedrova, actress (d. 2000)
*October 13 - Robert Walker, actor (d. 1951)
*October 17 - Rita Hayworth, actress (d. 1987)
*October 27 - Teresa Wright, actress (d. 2005)
*November 4 - Art Carney, actor (d. 2003)
*November 4 - Cameron Mitchell, actor (d. 1994)
*November 30 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor
*December 20 - Audrey Totter, actress


*February 1 - Joseph Kaufman, silent film actor & director, married to film star Ethel Clayton
*April 30 - "Mother" Mary Maurice, veteran stage & film actress born 1844
*October 19 - Harold Lockwood, American actor
*October 28 - Louise Vale, American actress
*November 6 - William Shea, veteran film actor & director, b. 1862

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