The Werewolf (1913 film)

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The Werewolf
"The Werewolf" (1913 film).jpg
Directed byHenry MacRae
Written byRuth Ann Baldwin
Produced byBison Film Company
StarringClarence Burton
Marie Walcamp
Phyllis Gordon
Lule Warrenton
Sherman Bainbridge
William Clifford
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • December 13, 1913 (1913-12-13)
Running time
18 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles

The Werewolf (1913) is a silent film short that is considered the first werewolf film.[1] It was directed by Henry MacRae, produced by Bison Film Company, and released by Universal Film Manufacturing Company.[2] The script is by Ruth Ann Baldwin, based on the short story "The Werewolves" (1898) by Henry Beaugrand.[3] It is now considered a lost film,[4] all prints supposedly having been destroyed in a 1924 fire at Universal Studios.[5][6][7]


Kee-On-Ee, a Navajo woman, becomes a witch after erroneously coming to believe that her husband has abandoned her. She teaches the same skills to her daughter Watuma, who transforms into a wolf in order to carry out vengeance against the invading white settlers. Then, 100 years after Watuma's death, she returns from the dead to kill again.


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  1. ^ "The Werewolf (1913) ~ My Bloody Obsession".
  2. ^ "The Werewolf (1914)". BFI. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "The werewolves (1898) by".
  4. ^ "The Werewolf". Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List".
  6. ^ "TCM – Vault and Nitrate Fires- A History".
  7. ^ "Silence of the wolves: "The Werewolf" (1913)".

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