Public Domain Movies - Drama & Romance

Eternally Yours

Comedy, drama, Romance, Loretta Young, David Niven

When a magician's act takes precedent over his marriage, his wife gives him trouble. Stars Loretta Young and David Niven.

Swing High, Swing Low

Drama, musical, romance

Taken from IMDB : In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success.

Angel and the Bad Man, The

Western, Romance, John Wayne

John Wayne plays Quirt Evans, a gunslinger with a nasty rep who is injured and nursed back to health by a Quaker family.

The General

silent, comedy, romance, war, Buster Keaton

Complete version (other version on archive.org is missing 1st 4 minutes) Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates.

Beyond Tomorrow

Drama, Fantasy, romance, Christmas

Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive in this Christmas classic. IMDb

Bird of Paradise

Adventure, romance, Drama

From IMDb: "A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god."

Aerial Gunner

WWII, Drama

Two rivals join the Air Corps during WWII.

Of Human Bondage

Drama, Leslie Howard, Bette Davis

The 1934 film was the first film to bring real critical success to its star Bette Davis, her over-the-top, theatrical performance was passed over for a Best Actress Oscar nomination, although she was an unofficial write-in candidate. The RKO film, directed by John Cromwell, tells the story of a club-footed, sensitive artist Philip Carey (Leslie Howard), an Englishman who has been studying painting in Paris for four years, but is advised by his art teacher that his work is mediocre and second-rate, and that he lacks promise.

Marihuana

crime, Drama

See the truth about the smoke from Hell! ;-) This propaganda film depicting the "horrors" of marijuana use. A high school girl is led to ruin after befriending a drug dealer who invites her to a party at his beach house.

My Love for Your (AKA Honeymoon in Bali)

comedy, music, romance

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

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