Once again, annually, we have a look at this year’s batch of copyrighted films that as of January 1, 2022, will enter U.S. public domain. This year includes movies made in 1926. I would note that, additionally, this year some 400,000 sound recordings made before 1923 will enter public domain.
Some of the movies from 1926 that are now in public domain include:
Battling Butler with Buster Keaton
The Son of the Sheik with Rudolph Valentino
Don Juan with John Barrymore, Mary Astor, and Warner Oland
3 Bad Men – which we covered here in this previous post.
Beau Geste with Ronald Colman
La Bohème by King Vidor with Lillian Gish
Flesh and the Devil – John Gilbert and Greta Garbo
The General with Buster Keaton – which we covered here in this previous post.
Jacqueline T. Lynch is the author of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. and Memories in Our Time - Hollywood Mirrors and Mimics the Twentieth Century. Her newspaper column on classic films, Silver Screen, Golden Memories is syndicated nationally. Her new book, a collection of posts from this blog - Hollywood Fights Fascism - is available here on Amazon.