Template:Year nav topic2 Template:Yearsinfilm The year 1918 in film involved some significant events.


  • January 21 - Opening of the new Charles Chaplin Film Company's studios on the corner of La Brea Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California.
  • May 26 - D.W. Griffith elected president of the Motion Picture War Service Association, New York, New York.
  • 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 (U.S.)Edit

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 1918Edit

Comedy short film seriesEdit


Deaths Edit