Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Carson City Kid

Western, romance, Roy Rogers, George Hayes, Bob Steele

Roy Rogers, posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds (Bob Steele), the man who killed his brother. To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts. Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw.

The Painted Desert

Western, romance, Clark Gable

Western pardners Jeff (J. Farrell MacDonald) and Cash (William Farnum) find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants camp, and clash over which is to be "father". They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates.

The Beloved Rogue

silent, Adventure, Drama, History, romance

The Beloved Rogue showcases one of Barrymore's better performances. The great German actor Conrad Veidt (Casablanca) co-stars as the king. Also of note is the magnificent, whimsical set designed by William Cameron Menzies. A swashbuckling John Barrymore, as 15th century poet Francois Villon, takes on King Louis XI to save his paramour.

Manhattan Love Song

comedy, romance, Drama

A couple rich sisters Geraldine and Carol Stewart (Dixie Lee and Helen Flint) have just found out that their financial planner has stolen all their money. Unable to pay a couple (Nydia Westman and Robert Armstrong) of their servants their back wages, they agree to let the pair stay in their home rent-free to make up for this pay. But, it is a bit rough at first, as these two society swells expect their old servants to behave like servants--but considering they're no longer paying them, this doesn't last.

Beau Ideal

Adventure, romance, war, Loretta Young, Ralph Forbes

An American (Ralph Forbes) joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

The Light of Western Stars

romance, Western

Easterner Madeline Hammond (Jo Ann Sayers) has decided to buy a cattle ranch not knowing that there is an ammunition smuggling ring operating off her land. When her workers who venture too close to the smugglers' hideout and begin getting shot at she must find a way to stop it. The only man that can help bring the corruption to an end is a drunk head named Gene Stewart (Victor Jory) who has been forced into exile after a brawl with the town sheriff (Tom Tyler) who is a leader of the smuggling operation.

Eegah

horror, Romance, Musical

From IMDb: While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California. Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Marilyn Manning, Richard Kiel, and Arch Hall Sr.

The Emperor Jones

Drama, Paul Robeson

The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist, Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson), an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as emperor.

Kept Husbands

Drama

Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (Joel McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory. In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker (Robert McWade) invites Richard for dinner with his family. Arthur's daughter Dot (Dorothy Mackaill) is instantly impressed and infatuated with Richard She vows to marry him within a month.

Pages