Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 58th Film Released Dec. 04 1916 The Rink was Charlie Chaplin's 8th film for Mutual Films. It co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman and Albert Austin. It is best known for showcasing Chaplin's roller skating skills. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007264/

Lady Frankenstein

horror

From IMDb: When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Floorwalker"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplins 51st Film Released May 15 1916 The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Company made in 1916. It starred Chaplin as a customer in a department store who finds out the manager is stealing money from the store. It was noted for the first 'running staircase' used in films. Edna Purviance played a minor role as a secretary to the store manager, played by Eric Campbell.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Cure"


Charlie Chaplin's 60th Film Released April 16 1917 The Cure is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin plays a drunk who checks into a health spa to dry out, but his suitcase full of alcohol does not aid him in this pursuit. Along the way he aggravates a large man and seduces a young lady, as Chaplin's characters are often wont to do. The film featured Chaplin's frequent co-stars Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Albert Austin, and Frank J. Coleman.

The Lost World

Adventure, fantasy

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

The Stranger

drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies

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.

D.O.A.

suspense, film noir, pdmovies

D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police station to report a murder: his own.

Jungle Book

fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sabu Dastagir, pdmovies

Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Mowgli learns human language and some human ways quickly, though keeping jungle ideas. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against 'beasts' including Mowgli; not so Buldeo's pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where they find a treasure, setting the evil of human greed in motion. Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins

Meet John Doe

Comedy, pdmovies

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

Charlie Chaplin's "A Burlesque On Carmen"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 48th Film Released Dec. 18 1915 Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen was Chaplin's 13th film for Essanay Films. It was released in 1915 and then later recut into a different version in 1916. Charlie Chaplin played Dain Hosiery and Edna Purviance played Carmen. Carmen was very popular at this time and one of the reasons Chaplin decided to create his own comedy version on the opera. Theda Bara had recently played the part in a film version in 1915. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005077/

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