Public Domain Movies - Comedy

Malice in the Palace

comedy, short, three stooges

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Mud and Sand

Silent, Comedy, Stan Laurel

'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand.. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.

At War with the Army

comedy, musical, romance, war, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration. Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving supply sergeant, the doting corporal and the bumbling, hen-pecked company commander.

Meet John Doe

Comedy, Romance, drama

Taken from IMDB: As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement. At last everyone, even Ann, takes her creation seriously...but publisher D.B. Norton has a secret plan. Written by Rod

Jack and the Beanstalk

Comedy, Fairy Tale

Abbott and Costello's version of Jack and Beanstalk

The Goat

Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton

Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.

My Man Godfrey (1936)

William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light, Mystic Nights Videos

A ditzy socialite finds a homeless man for a scavenger hunt and then hires him as their butler.

Lil' Abner


Film based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Dogpatch comes to life with Buster Keaton, Edgar Kennedy and more.

Charlie Chaplin's "Police"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 49th Film Released May 27 1916 Police was Charlie Chaplin's 14th released film from Essanay. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles). Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007194/

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