Public Domain Movies released in 1932

Manhattan Tower 1932 This is a partially restored version of a public domain movie Manhattan Tower, an entertaining depression era film. The movie has several intertwined stories about some workers in this office building. Manhattan tower is a movie which has many modern resonances in the twenty first century. The theme of crooked businessmen, industrial failures, and common people being cheated is familiar and all too real after the Enron affair. It has a heart warming romance, some comedy, and many good shots of the Empire State building which inspired this tale.

"The Great Depression has hit a rundown farm owned by a Farmer Alfalfalike farmer. As the old man sleeps on his porch, objects around him begin to break down. /.../ Just then saxophone salesmen Tom and Jerry happen by the farm. The farmer is indifferent to their music ("Aw, nuts!"), so the duo decide to show him how useful saxophones can be. Their jazzy tunes soon have the farmer's chickens laying eggs, his cow churning out milk, and his woodpeckers chopping wood to the beat.

Ship wrecked Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) crawls ashore on a mysterious island and finds his way to a creepy castle inhabited by a Russian Count named Zaroff (Leslie Banks). There he meets the lovely Eve (Fay Wray) and her drunken brother Martin (Robert Armstrong), who were also ship wrecked. It turns out that the "Game" of the title is the mad Count hunting down and killing human prey.

adventure, comedy Information about this movie can be found on it's IMDB page.

Plot taken from IMDb: Tom and Jerry find their wagon west attacked by Indians, but escape only after being rescued by all the branches of the military, including the Army's tanks. A cartoon with lots of music and action as well as ethnic stereotypes the 1930s way: "An unremarkable wild west cartoon is improved by the comedy of the unexpected. Numerous seemingly fat, cloaked Indians are unwrapped to reveal beautiful girls; when the cavalry leader uncloaks the Chief, he's revealed as a Jewish caricature.

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

The Death Kiss re-unites three of the stars of Dracula in a Hollywood movie-set murder mystery

From The Public Domain Movie Database: Betty, her dog Bimbo, & Koko The Clown are in a car race where Betty wins even though she is under the weather.

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

This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater. An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress.

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