comedy

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 East Side Kids protect a young girl from being framed for murder.

Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue.

A death row inmate tells the story of how he got his sentence. He was a baby photographer who made the mistake of looking for adventure by agreeing to look after his neighbor's private-eye establishment.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.

This got famous for the most expensive short silent comedy that was ever produced. A bumbling sawmill employee (Larry Semon) tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter (Ann Hastings) while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman (Oliver Hardy).

Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) a prizefighter and a strong believer in horoscopes/astrology wins only when his astrological signs are just right, a talent he also uses to pick winning horses.

Although there is an onscreen copyright statement, the movie is not listed in the copyright registry.

From IMDb: Con artists Harold and Snub attempt to outwit phony psychic Miss Goulash and her "professor" father. Stars: Harold Lloyd, Harry Pollard, and Bebe Daniels

This is the Internet Archives copy of the Buster Keaton silent classsic, Cops to which I have added a music track.

Taken from IMDB: When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

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