Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

I Cover the Waterfront

romance, Smuggling, Reporter

From IMDb: An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter. Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ben Lyon, Ernest Torrence, and Hobart Cavanaugh A shorter version of this movie can be found here.

Flying Blind

Drama

A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.

When's Your Birthday?

comedy, romance, Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh

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.

Heroes in Blue

Drama

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

Sinners in Paradise

Drama

A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea.

Manslaughter

Tragedy, crime, drama

From IMDb: Society girl and thrill-seeker Lydia causes the death of a motorcycle policeman, and is prosecuted by her fiancé, Daniel, who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms, and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic. Stars: Thomas Meighan, Leatrice Joy, and Lois Wilson

The Sin of Nora Moran

crime, Drama

Nora Moran (Zita Johann), a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

drama, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry Stephenson, Mickey Rooney, Frances Rodgson Burnett

In late nineteenth century Brooklyn, Ceddie Errol, the young son of an American woman and a late Englishman finds himself the sole male heir of his paternal grandfather, the Earl of Darincourt. The Earl, who has a pronounced distate for all things American and had previously refused to have anything to do wth Ceddie or his mother, invites them to relocate to England so Ceddie be groomed to take over the family title and fortune.

His Double Life 1933 (re-uploaded-trimmed to 1hr8min )

His Double Life 1933, comedy, romance, www.act1nowplaying.com

His Double Life 1933 (re-uploaded-trimmed to 1hr8min ) the other post on this site had approx 1/2 hour of dead air and I trimmed it off using real player plus trimmer tool. hope it derives correctly on the re-upload here.

Five Minutes To Love

drama

Ben, Edna and their baby daughter (Will Gregory, Gaye Gordon, Geraldine Leder) are headed to California when their car breaks down. Ben ventures off to the junkyard in search of a spare part to fix his car. Coincidentally, Harry (Paul Leder) the seedy junkyard owner has just been accused by the police of selling stolen auto parts, and claims that he gets his cars from someone else. Ben wanders into the junkyard just in time for Harry to frame him and use him as a scapegoat. When Ben doesn't return after quite a while, Edna goes looking for him.

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