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Traffic in Souls (1913) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by George Loane Tucker and produced by King Baggot and Herbert Brenon.

Traffic in Souls was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2006.

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"Traffic in Souls" (1913) Ethel Grandin

By Dawn on Oct 22, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“Traffic in Souls” (1913) is a silent drama starring Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, and Matt Moore. Directed by George Loane Tucker, this film is about a woman who wants to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister. The story begins with Mary Barton, played by Jane Gail, and... Read full article


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Countless films had adapted books or plays, but this was the first film to serve as the basis for a novel, once it had had a successful theatrical release. The novelization was written by Eustace Hale Ball.
The first movie not based on a play or book to get a Broadway opening.
Universal's press copy boasted that they had spent $200,000 to produce the film. They also claimed that it featured 700 scenes and a cast of 800 players. None of this was true.
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Traffic in Souls

Released 1913
Inducted 2006
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