Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

A Romance of the Redwoods

Silent, Western, drama, Romance, Mary Pickford

A young girl (Mary Pickford) travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Dishonored Lady

crime, romance

Hedy Lamar play fashion editor Madeleine Damien who's social life has given her a quetionalbe reputation. Envitably she succumbs to the pressures of work and a tarnished image and suffers an emotional breakdown. She seeks professional help from a kindly psychiatrist who recommends a complete change in lifestyle.

The man who cheated himself

drama, Film Noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco

Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive, as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image.

Girl O' My Dreams

Comedy, drama

Taken from IMDB: A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

Under The Big Top

drama, Romance

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

The Last Mile

drama

Richard Walters (Howard Phillips) is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. Walters gets caught up in the riot, while on the outside his friends are trying to find evidence of his innocence.

The Star Packer

Action, Western, Romance, John Wayne

A gang working for "The Shadow" is terrorizing the town. John Travers (John Wayne) decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Bank Alarm

drama

An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a series of bank robberies thus jeopardizing his sister, the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Manhattan Tower

Romance, drama

A post depression love story that takes place between to people who work in the Empire State building.

Last Alarm

crime, drama

Captain Hadley (J. Farrell MacDonald, who also appeared as the City Editor in "Danger Ahead") reaches the age limit for firefighter and is retired. While he is bored out of his mind at home, an arsonist (George Pembroke), who evidently is called Wendell, despite the fact that noone ever calls him by name, starts to burn the city down, building by building. After his friend Burt (Joel Friedkin) dies fighting a fire, Hadley unofficially joins up with the arson squad to track down the arsonist; but as Hadley zeroes in on Wendell, Wendell zeroes in on Hadley...

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