Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Trapped

Semidocumentary, drama, crime, Film-Noir, Lloyd Bridges

The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers.

Beggars in Ermine

Drama

John "Flint" Dawson (Lionel Atwill) is a down to earth steel mill general manager who loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident and manipulated by a lecherous lawyer and unfaithful wife to sign over his power of attorney. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his factory.

Riders of Destiny

Romance, Western, John Wayne, George Hayes

John Wayne portrays Singin' Sandy Saunders and has a reputation as the most notorious gunman since Billy the Kid. That's somewhat ironic though, since it's later revealed that he's a special Secret Service agent sent from Washington to investigate a land swindle scheme under the direction of town boss James Kincaid (Forrest Taylor).

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman

Drama, music, romance, Susan Hayward

A successful singer Angelica Evans (Susan Hayward) gives up her career and marries unsuccessful singer Ken Conway (Lee Bowman). She happily sacrifices for him and his partner (Eddie Albert). Eventually he DOES hit it big, she has a baby...but he never has time for her--his rising career comes first. She slowly drifts into alcoholism.

Sensation Hunters

drama

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

Evel Knievel

biopic, Biography, George Hamilton, Evel Knievel, drama, Independent Film

Found this one on Google(As PD). Evel Knievel (1938-2007) From IMDB: Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump.

Pollyanna

Silent, Comedy, drama, Mary Pickford

When Pollyanna (Mary Pickford) is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly (Katherine Griffith). Pollyanna discovers that many of the people in her aunt's New England home town are as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna's incurable optimism - exemplified by her "glad game," in which she looks for the bright side of every situation - bring a change to the staid old community.

Gung Ho!

Drama, History, war

Though loaded with clichés such as rousing pre-battle speeches and over-dramatized death scenes, Gung Ho tells a more-or-less true story about the successful deployment of the Makin Raiders (Carlson's Raiders) on a minor Japanese stronghold (Makin Atoll). Fifteen thousand men volunteer, and in the end, only 200 make the team. These two hundred men will adopt the Chinese phrase Gung Ho (roughly translated as working harmoniously) as a philosophical approach to the task at hand.

The Man from Utah

Western, romance, John Wayne, George Hayes

The Marshal sends John Weston (John Wayne) to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win the prize money. Barton (Edward Peil Sr.) has organized the rodeo and plans to leave with all the prize money put up by the townspeople. When it appears that Weston will beat Barton's rider, he has his men prepare the same fate for him that befell the other riders.

The Green Promise

drama, Natalie Wood

Walter Brennan plays the part of a father raising four children, but has his own ideas about how to run a farm.

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