Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

Carnival of Souls

Thriller, horror

Atmospheric 60s B-horror film with a cult following. Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around with two friends but everything goes wrong when challenged to a drag race and their car gets forced off of a bridge. The car sinks into the murky depths, and all three women are assumed drowned. Some time later Mary emerges unscathed from the river. She tries to start a new life by becoming a church organist but Mary finds herself haunted by a ghostly figure that instills fear and dread into her.

The Birth of a Nation

D.W. Griffith, The Clansman, Silent, pdmovies

In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/

Charlie Chaplin's "Making A Living"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 1st Film Released Feb. 02 1914 Making a Living is the first film appearance of Charlie Chaplin, which premiered on February 2, 1914. Chaplin plays a lady-charming swindler, Edgar English, who runs afoul of the Keystone Kops. Chaplin's famed screen persona of "the Little Tramp" did not appear until the film Kid Auto Races at Venice.

Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin)

Silent, drama, History, war

Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Good For Nothing"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplins 25th Film Released Aug. 31 1914 As His New Profession An American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004101/

Tarzan and the Green Goddess

Adventure

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

Charlie Chaplin's "A Fair Exchange"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents, cc

Charlie Chaplins 34th Film Released Dec. 05 1914. This Film was released as Getting Acquainted. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004011/

Disorder in the Court

comedy, short, three stooges

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

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