Public Domain Movies released in 1915

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/

First feature-length movie on the Alamo. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005719/

Silent film set in Russia, where a newly married woman's husband is sent to Siberia along wit one of her former suitors. She attempts to rescue her husband only to find that the former suitor has assumed his identity. No sound.

From IMDb: A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs, and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money. Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill, Yutaka Abe, Dana Ong, Hazel Childers, and Arthur H. Williams

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/

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