Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Whistle Stop

drama, crime, Film-Noir, Ava Gardner

When beautiful Mary (Ava Gardner) returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

Nothing Sacred

comedy, Drama, romance, Carole Lombard

The hotshot newspaper reporter Wallace Cook (Fredric March) tries to get in the good graces of his boss, Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly) by exploiting the "imminent" death of an ailing young woman, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard). By way of newsprint the doomed young lady becomes the toast of New York City until her health situation is revealed as a hoax. IMHO one of the best comedies that went into Public Domain. The funny story telling by William A. Wellman and the great cast makes this one an highly enjoyable A Class Movie.

Pygmalion

Comedy, drama, Romance, Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard

Loosely based on the Greek myth "Pygmalion" a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory but his statue was so fair and realistic that he fell in love with it. The snobbish & intellectual Professor of languages, Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) makes a bet with his friend (Scott Sunderland) that he can take a London flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller), from the gutters and pass her off as a society lady. However he discovers that this involves dealing with a human being with ideas of her own.

Stranger, The

WWII, suspense, drama, Mystery

Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com

Women in the Night

drama, exploitation, sci fi

A group of women (one from each of the bigger Allied countries) is held by Nazis in Shanghai, who have developed a super weapon more devastating than the atomic bomb. A flash video version of this film is also available from the URLs below.
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Eternally Yours

Comedy, drama, Romance, Loretta Young, David Niven

When a magician's act takes precedent over his marriage, his wife gives him trouble. Stars Loretta Young and David Niven.

Swing High, Swing Low

Drama, musical, romance

Taken from IMDB : In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success.

Angel and the Bad Man, The

Western, Romance, John Wayne

John Wayne plays Quirt Evans, a gunslinger with a nasty rep who is injured and nursed back to health by a Quaker family.

Love from a Stranger

drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone

A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she's swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they're married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder.

The General

silent, comedy, Romance, war, Buster Keaton

Complete version (other version on archive.org is missing 1st 4 minutes) Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates.

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