Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Doll Face

Romance

A former burlesque queen needs to acquire some culture to give herself some legitimacy.

Five Minutes to Live / AKA Door-to-Door Maniac

crime, Music, drama, Thriller

A gang of bank robbers (Johnny Cash) terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.

Algiers

Drama, mystery, romance, Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr

Gaby (Hedy Lamarr) arrives in Algiers engaged to a fat, vulgar borderline-loathsome older man who clearly regards her as a trophy bought and paid for. Why she needed this creep isn't clear. What is clear is her falling in love with the jewel thief Pepe Le Moko (Charles Boyer) who abandons the devoted and clinging Ines (Sigrid Gurie) for this right-off-the-boat hothouse beauty. A Parisian police official (Walter Kingsford) is in Algiers determined to collar Pepe.

His Girl Friday iPod

Romance, comedy

Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation.

My Dear Secretary

romance, comedy

Would-be writer Laraine Day takes a job as secretary to best-seller Kirk Douglas. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Love Affair

comedy, Drama, romance, Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer

Directed by Leo McCarey, this 1939 romantic classic is the first and best version of the old warhorse of a fateful shipboard romance between an aimless playboy and a nightclub singer, both engaged but appearing to be destined to reunite on the top floor of the Empire State Building. The elaborate, shot-for-shot 1957 remake again directed by McCarey with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr is much better known, and Warren Beatty even saw fit to remake it yet again with his wife Annette Bening for a 1994 update featuring an 87-year old Katharine Hepburn in her last film role.

The Woman in Green

crime, Drama, horror, mystery, Thriller

Taken from IMDB: Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect.

Scarlet Street

drama, Noir, Mystery

"Sultry woman's boyfriend has her hook middle-aged clerk for his money, leading first to ironic and then tragic complications. Second of a pair of closely related middle class nightmares directed by Fritz Lang. (Remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 French film, La Chienne.)" - noir expert Spencer Selby

Pot o' Gold

comedy, musical, romance

Taken from IMDB: Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices. Soon, Jimmy finds himself trying to help the band by getting them gigs and trying to reconcile the family with his uncle, an avid music-hater, all while winning the heart of the beautiful Molly!

The Second Woman

drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

Robert Young plays Jeff Cohalan, a young man whose wife was murdered while they were on their honeymoon, and who is plagued by strange accidents and visions of her death. He meets a beautiful young woman on a train, Ellen (Betsy Drake), and it becomes apparent that the two are very attracted to one another. Ellen soon learns about Jeff's past and is quickly drawn into his strange dark world, even when she begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems.

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