Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Last of the Mohicans

Adventure, Drama, silent

First film adaptation from the James Fenimore Cooper novel of the same name. This film also features one of Boris Karloff's earliest film appearances in a small uncredited role as a Native American.

Big Trees, The

Action, drama

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

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.

Our Daily Bread

Drama, Great Depression

Great Depression tale of community, cleverness, and hard work. Tagline: We live! We love! We fight! We hate! What don't we do for - OUR DAILY BREAD Here's the IMDB page.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

silent, Drama

1916 film adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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