Public Domain Movies released in 1937

The hotshot newspaper reporter Wallace Cook (Fredric March) tries to get in the good graces of his boss, Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly) by exploiting the "imminent" death of an ailing young woman, Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard). By way of newsprint the doomed young lady becomes the toast of New York City until her health situation is revealed as a hoax. IMHO one of the best comedies that went into Public Domain. The funny story telling by William A. Wellman and the great cast makes this one an highly enjoyable A Class Movie.

The classic Arabian adventure, adapted for Popeye and Olive Oyl. Cartoon originally produced in 1937 by Fleischer Studios, now in the public domain. More information is available from the Wikipedia article here.

A blind artist is on his way to Java to see a doctor about an operation to restore his sight when the ship sinks and he washes up on a tropical island.

In this, the 18th of Fleischer's Color Classics series, cartoon characters attempt a symphonic performance. One gets the impression that this cartoon was, to some degree, an ancestor of Disney's Fantasia.

Shanghai, 1935. The beautiful young girl Xiao Hong is a singer at a teahouse. She falls in love with her neighbor, a handsome young musician called Xiao Chen. Their windows face each other, and Xiao Chen often entertains Xiao Hong with magic tricks through the window. When Xiao Hong discovers that her boss indends to sell her to a rich teahouse customer who has taken a liking to her, Xiao Chen and his eccentric bunch of friends do all they can to stop it. Subtitles:

From The Public Domain Movie Database: Four baby penguins stray away from their mother and stumble across a hunter's cabin. Their curiousity gets them into trouble and they must be rescued by their mother.

When Temple's miners strike gold they send Jake (Ed Brady) to file the claim. Dana (Charles King) is in the Recorder's office and overhears. He and his men kill Jake and forge new deeds. Now owning everything Dana tries to kick the Temple group off their land. But Jack (Addison Randall) and sidekick Lucky (Hal Price) are on hand and plan to help them fight back.

Plot taken from IMDb: Betty Boop campaigns for Grampy for Mayor; he wins by one vote, but finds politics is no picnic. Urban renewal is parodied.

A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

A Max Fleischer "Color Classic" cartoon. The original title was "Animal Orchestra", and that's what it's all about. The copy ís slightly reddish, but is still watchable. The animators draft for this cartoon is published here: http://www.cartoonresearch.com/draft1.html

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