Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

The Lucifer Complex

Robert Vaughn, sci-fi, Independent Film

From IMDB: An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.

Good Morning, Boys (1937)

Will Hay, Martita Hunt, Peter Gawthorne, Graham Moffatt, Fewlass Llewellyn, Mark Daly, Peter Godfrey, C. Denier Warren, Lilli Palmer, Charles Hawtrey, Will Hay Jr., Basil McGrail, Mystic Nights Videos

A schoolteacher and his pupils visit Paris where they outwit a gang of crooks. PD In UK At GATT Date. Not Eligible For GATT U.S. Copyright not renewed Mystic Nights Videos

The General Line (Eng)

Russia, eisenstein, collective, communism, Silents

This is the same "The General Line" that appears elsewhere on the archive but I have added English inter titles which make it much more accessible. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and released in 1929, while not one of Eisenstein's best films (it was recut for political reasons and later resored).) it is a lovely portrait of Russian peasant life during the transition from human to mechanized labor.

Flirting With Fate (1938)

actors, Comedies, Joe E Brown, Leo Carrillo, Beverly Roberts

A show troupe, led by Dan Dixon (Joe E Brown) and traveling in a trailer, is stranded in Paraguay. Dan is all set to be booked in the theatres controlled by Don Luis Garcia until the latter discovers Dan is the man who caused him much trouble in a muddy incident on the highway. Things go from bad to badder when local bandito Sancho Ramirez (Leo Carrillo) falls in love with one of the show girls, Charlita (Steffi Duna). Also stars Beverly Roberts Directed by Frank McDonald. Released in 1938. This was Joe E Brown's final film for David L Loew Productions. Complete print.

Home, Sweet Home

Silent, Biography, drama, D.W. Griffith

John Howard Payne (Henry B. Walthall) leaves home and begins a career in the theater. Despite encouragement from his mother and his sweetheart (Lillian Gish), Payne begins to lead a life of dissolute habits, and this soon leads to ruin and misery. In deep despair, he thinks of better days, and writes a song that later provides inspiration to several others in their own times of need.

High Powered

poverty row, Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks, Pine-Thomas Productions

Tim takes a job as a lowly chipper because he has been afraid to go high ever since a bad fall in which he was injured and another workman was killed. A poverty-row quickie.

A Study In Scarlet 720p 1933


In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. - IMDB

THE NORTH STAR video quality upgrade

dramas, war dramas, Propaganda, WW2, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan, Jane Withers, Farley Granger, Erich Von Stroheim

This print is much sharper and cleaner than the existing IA copy, plus it is in the correct aspect ratio. A lavishly produced wartime propaganda epic with an all-star cast. Like the film "Mission to Moscow" its purpose was to boost support for our Russian ally. It opens as a lighthearted semi-musical, but then abruptly erupts in violence and stark tragedy as the Nazis attack, invade and occupy a peaceful Ukrainian village. Corny at times, over the top at times, yet there is no denying this film's power. Directed by Lewis Milestone. Released in 1943 (see Special Note). Complete print.

Enoch Arden

Silents, griffith, sea

Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?

Carmen

crime, carmen, don jose, prosper merimee, cecil b demille, Jesse Lasky, Romance, obsession, Love, silent film, Feature Film, Gypsy, paramount pictures

Cecil B Demille's 1915 film of Prosper Merimee's 1845 novella (which was the basis of Bizet's famous opera.)

Carmen, a gypsy woman, seduced lawyer Don Jose in an attempt to assist her clan's smuggling trade. Don Jose is obsessed with Carmen and turns to crime to maintain her attentions.

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