Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Made for Each Other

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jimmy Stewart plays John Horace 'Johnny' Mason, a young lawyer who marries Jane Mason (Carole Lombard) after only know her one day.

Young and Innocent (The Girl Was Young)

crime, Drama, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock

A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

Abe Lincoln of the Ninth Avenue

crime, Drama

A drama about an idealistic law student from Hell's Kitchen who unites his neighborhood pals against a gang. Originally released as "Streets of New York". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Rain

Drama, South Seas

Sadie Thompson vs. The Puritans. Maxwell Anderson's screenplay of the W. Somerset Maugham story. Joan Crawford. Walter Huston, William Gargan For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry

Lady of Burlesque

comedy, mystery, romance, Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck portrays Dixie Daisy, a striptease artist at a Broadway theater in New York at the end of the 1930s. In the course of fending off the unwanted advances of brash comic Biff Brannigan (Michael O'Shea), with whom she is teamed in several numbers, and staying clear of the dressing room feuds of her fellow dancers.

Affairs of Cappy Ricks

comedy, Drama

Cappy Ricks returns home after a long sea voyage and finds his daughter is about to marry an idiotic whelp whose mother has taken over his home and business.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

silent, Drama

1916 film adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

Iron Mask

Action, Adventure, Drama, History, romance

1952 re-release of the 1929 film, narrated by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Based on the Futher Adventures of the Three Musketeers

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

The Time of Your Life

comedy, Drama, James Cagney

In this adaptation of William Saroyan's award-winning play The Time of Your Life, James Cagney plays a gentle barfly named Joe who settles in Nick's (William Bendix) Bar with various colorful characters like an imaginative old cowboy or a tap dancing comic who can't get laughs. His sister Jeanne plays Kitty Duval, a woman who claims to once have been in burlesque. She and her brother have some of the most touching scenes in the movie. The pace takes a while to get used to but if you're in the mood for something optimistically offbeat, The Time of Your Life should be up your alley.

Last Time I Saw Paris, The

drama

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

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