Public Domain Movies released in 1915

Cecil B Demille's 1915 film of Prosper Merimee's 1845 novella (which was the basis of Bizet's famous opera.)

Carmen, a gypsy woman, seduced lawyer Don Jose in an attempt to assist her clan's smuggling trade. Don Jose is obsessed with Carmen and turns to crime to maintain her attentions.

1915 silent film directed by Cecil B Demille starring Fannie Ward. This film was selected for preservation in America's "National Film Registry".

A desperate socialite turns to a Burnese Ivory trader after she is almost found out for embezzling funds from her charity.

Charlie Chaplin's 46th Film Released Oct 04 1915 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006032/

Charlie plays two roles as two spectators at a music-hall show. It has a few good laughs and also provides an interesting look at old-fashioned theater entertainment.

From IMDb: A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. Stars: Theda Bara, Edward José, Mabel Frenyear, Runa Hodges, May Allison, Clifford Bruce, Victor Benoit, Frank Powell, and Minna Gale

W.C. Fields first comedy short. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/

Charlie Chaplin's 48th Film Released Dec. 18 1915 Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen was Chaplin's 13th film for Essanay Films. It was released in 1915 and then later recut into a different version in 1916. Charlie Chaplin played Dain Hosiery and Edna Purviance played Carmen. Carmen was very popular at this time and one of the reasons Chaplin decided to create his own comedy version on the opera. Theda Bara had recently played the part in a film version in 1915. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005077/

Charlie Chaplin's 36th Film released Feb. 01 1915 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005489/

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