Public Domain Movies released in 1917

Charlie Chaplin's 61st Film Released June 17 1917. The Immigrant (also called Broke) starring the Charlie Chaplin Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and befriends a young woman along the way. It also stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell. The movie was written and directed by Chaplin.

A young girl (Mary Pickford) travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 film produced by Artcraft Productions and distributed by their parent company Paramount Pictures. The film tells the story of a rich girl whose parents ignore her and whose servants push her around, until tragedy brings them to realize the error of their ways. It stars Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks and Frank McGlynn Sr. The movie was adapted by Frances Marion from the play by Eleanor Gates. It was directed by Maurice Tourneur.

Charlie Chaplin's 62nd Film Released Oct. 22 1917 The Adventurer is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is the last out of the twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corportation. Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials.

George M Cohan stars in the 1917 film of his play based on the often filmed Earl Derr Biggers novel.

During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand.

This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier)

Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben Alexander
Directed by Cecil B Demille
An Artcraft Picture

During the California gold rush, a young woman travels to the west coast to live with her uncle. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed by the natives and his identity and property taken by a notorious outlaw.

Stars Mary Pickford
Produced and Directed by Cecil B Demille
An Artcraft Picture

The Butcher Boy Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton (1ยบ movie!!!) IMDB: This Fatty Arbuckle short feature is a historical treasure in that it was the first film appearance of the great Buster Keaton, and it has some decent slapstick too. Runtime: 30 min Country: USA Language: English Color: Black and White (tinted) Sound Mix: Silent