Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

Dick Turpin

As described in a review in a film magazine, several hundred years ago in England there was a famous highwayman, Dick Turpin (Mix), who preyed upon the rich and helped the poor. One day he encountered Lord Churlton (McCullough) and, a little later, in aiding a coach attacked by ruffians, he finds it contains Lady Brookfield (Myers). She tells him that she must marry Lord Churlton. Dick discloses his identity and offers to aid her. Arriving at the inn, Dick sees Lady Alice dress in men's clothes and sneak out while he escapes after a daring running fight with the guards.

The Lady

The Lady is a 1925 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and directed by Frank Borzage.

Pampered Youth

Pampered Youth is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by David Smith and starring Cullen Landis, Alice Calhoun, and Allan Forrest. It is an adaption of the 1918 novel The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington.

A Kiss for Cinderella

In London during World War One, a simple-minded slavey awaits her Fairy Godmother and her Prince Charming.

Betty Bronson - Cinderella (Jane)
Esther Ralston - Fairy Godmother
Dorothy Cumming - Queen
Tom Moore - Policeman
Flora Finch - Customer
Ivan Simpson (as Ivan F. Simpson) - Mr. Cutaway
Edna Hagen - Gretchen
Dorothy Walters - Mrs. Maloney

The Lucky Devil

Randy Farman, who demonstrates camping outfits in a department store, wins a racing car in a raffle and sets out for the West. He runs out of gas, loses all his money, and falls in love with a girl called Doris, who, accompanied by her aunt, is on her way to Nampa City to claim an inheritance.

A Woman of the World

A European Countess visits relatives in the United States where her continental freedoms clash with the morals of a small American town. She smokes a cigarette in public and wears flashy makeup. A crusading District Attorney stops at nothing to have her leave town and expose her for her loose ways only to fall in love with her himself.

The Perfect Clown

The story is about a clerk who is given $10,000 to deposit at the bank, but the bank is closed for the night so he tries to get to the bank president's house with the money.

California Straight Ahead

After celebrating too much the night before his wedding and turning up late and dishevelled, Tom Hayden is abandoned by his fiancée and disowned by his family. In order to redeem himself he travels west to take place in a major auto race in California.

Reginald Denny as Tom Hayden
Gertrude Olmstead as Betty Browne
Tom Wilson as Sambo
Charles K. Gerrard as Creighton Deane
Lucille Ward as Mrs. Browne
John Steppling as Jeffrey Browne
Fred Esmelton as Mr. Hayden
Frances Raymond as Mrs. Hayden
Leo Nomis as James

The Unchastened Woman

The Unchastened Woman is a 1925 American silent drama film starring vamp Theda Bara, directed by James Young, the former husband of Clara Kimball Young, and released by start-up studio Chadwick Pictures. The film is based on a 1915 Broadway play, The Unchastened Woman, which starred Emily Stevens.

This was Bara's "comeback" film and as it turned out her final feature appearance and is one of her few surviving films. The play was also filmed in 1918 with Grace Valentine.

The Pony Express

The Pony Express is a 1925 American silent Western film, The film was directed by James Cruze and starred his wife, Betty Compson, along with Ricardo Cortez, Wallace Beery, and George Bancroft.