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            List of years in film       (table)
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1915 1916 1917 -1918- 1919 1920 1921
 1922 .  1923 .  1924 .  1925  . 1926  . 1927  . 1928 
    In television: 1915 1916 1917 -1918- 1919 1920 1921     
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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. Pictures is established.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Gross
1. Stella Maris
2. Tarzan of the Apes
3. Mickey
4. Shoulder Arms
5. Headin' South
6. Bound in Morroco

Films released in 1918

Comedy film series

Births

Deaths

  • February 1 - Joseph Kaufman, silent film actor & director, married to film star Ethel Clayton
  • February 15 - Vernon Castle, dancer (b. 1887)
  • April 30 - "Mother" Mary Maurice, veteran stage & film actress (born 1844)
  • July 4 - Walter Stradling, cinematographer several films with Mary Pickford (b. 1875)
  • October 19 - Harold Lockwood, American actor (b.1887)
  • October 28 - Louise Vale, American actress
  • November 6 - William Shea, veteran film actor & director, b. 1862
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