Public Domain Movies released in 1939

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.

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess. For more details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031025/ In the Public Domain according to The Public-Domain Movie Database: http://www.pdmdb.org/content.asp?CatId=241&ContentType=&page_no=3&sortby=

Taken from IMDB: Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop

Jimmy Stewart plays John Horace 'Johnny' Mason, a young lawyer who marries Jane Mason (Carole Lombard) after only know her one day.

Betty Boop withdraw in 1939. This cartoon might be her best from that year. Her house is invaded by lively crows and she finds ways to handle the problem.

From IMDb: Henri Armides and his assistant, Garvey, blow up and rob a London bank in broad daylight and get away with 10,000 pounds. They hide the money in a radio but the radio is in the apartment that Colonel Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond and his intended bride, Phyllis Caverling, will be occupying after they are married. Married or not, they check out the honeymoon apartment. This does not bode well for Armides and Garvey's plans to recover the money; it also does not bode well for Phyllis and Drummond's plans to get married.

The three Ritz Brothers are fumbling detectives prowling an old dark house haunted by Bela Lugosi, an insane murderer and a giant gorilla.

In this 1939 cartoon, Betty Boop runs a hospital for sick automobiles. The video size is kind of small at 352 x 256, but very clear, and this copy was taken from a good print. The sound is very good, too.

In 1899, the young Sarah Crewe (Shirley Temple) is placed into an exclusive London boarding school by her widowed father, a wealthy British army officer about to embark for South Africa and fight in the second Boer war. Although she had previously spent all her life in India, Sarah adapts well to her new surroundings. However, things take a turn for the worse when her father is reported dead in battle and his South African financial holdings confiscated by the enemy, leaving her alone and penniless.

When a magician's act takes precedent over his marriage, his wife gives him trouble. Stars Loretta Young and David Niven. Originally uploaded by kotic There is some cool footage of the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939-1940 worlds fair.

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