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Sherlock Holmes takes a vacation and visits his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. His vacation ends when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery. Now he’s got to find Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze...

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Posted: May 22, 2015, 3:31 am

Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released...

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Posted: May 22, 2015, 3:17 am

Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against ‘beasts’ including Mowgli; not so Buldeo’s pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where...

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Posted: May 22, 2015, 3:11 am

Only the Valiant also known as Fort Invincible is a 1951 westernfilm produced by William Cagney (younger brother of James Cagney), directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton.  The film Only the Valiant is in the public...

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Posted: May 22, 2015, 3:00 am

A group of models and cameramen go to a castle to shoot covers for horror novels where they’re captured and tortured by the castle’s owner, the Crimson Executioner. The evil spirit of a former resident known as ‘the Crimson Executioner’...

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Posted: May 22, 2015, 2:52 am

Scandalous for it’s time, “The Outlaw” directed by Howard Hughes, is the story of Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, and Pat Garrett. The supporting cast includes Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston. Hughes also produced the film,...

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Posted: May 21, 2015, 4:33 pm

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker, who rose to fame in the silent movies era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures...

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Posted: May 20, 2015, 5:10 pm

Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. 52 episodes of Dragnet, featuring Joe Friday, are in the public domain. The Big...

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Posted: May 20, 2015, 4:56 pm

Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?” That’s the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the “stupid...

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Posted: May 20, 2015, 4:43 pm

In pre-World War II Tokyo the American newspaper editor Nick Condon (James Cagney) working for an English-language daily paper aimed at the American business community is given a document relating to Japan’s foreign affairs which could have political ramifications if...

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Posted: May 20, 2015, 4:19 pm

Seymour Hicks plays the title role in the first sound version of the Dickens classic, Scrooge, about the miser who’s visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. This British import is notable for being the only adaptation of this story with...

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Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:51 pm

Third in a series of Italian science fiction films clearly inspired by Star Wars. This entry features a couple of comical robots. Three other films in the series are #1 War of the Planets (aka Cosmos 1977), #2 War of...

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Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:34 pm

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs,...

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Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:24 pm

A convicted thief hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes (each one plays a subtly different version of “The Swagman”). The boxes are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang,...

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Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:14 pm

The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris is loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was the first Shirley...

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Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:04 pm

The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.  A few episodes...

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Posted: May 15, 2015, 8:43 pm

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries and all episodes are in the public domain. Blackmail Rich And Strange Juno And The Paycock Martin Scorsese’s Tribute to...

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Posted: May 15, 2015, 8:28 pm

Felix the Cat is a funny animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place...

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Posted: May 15, 2015, 7:55 pm

THE LUCY SHOW: An American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was Lucille Ball’s follow-up to I Love Lucy. 30 episodes of The Lucy Show are in the public domain and listed below. Lucy and George Burns...

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Posted: May 15, 2015, 7:35 pm

SHERLOCK HOLMES: The first American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954. The 39 half-hour mostly original stories were starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson....

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Posted: May 15, 2015, 7:22 pm

The Andy Griffith Show: An American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept,...

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Posted: May 14, 2015, 3:25 am

Stunning HD views of the home planet (Earth), from NASA’s unique perspective in orbit.  All government productions are in the public domain. Play Usage: Public Domain Actors: NASA Actors: Additional Actors: Director: NASA Date: Modern

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Posted: May 14, 2015, 3:14 am

Destination Earth is a 1956 promotional cartoon created by John Sutherland, which is in the public domain. The 14-minute short explains the fundamentals of the petroleum industry and how petroleum products enrich everyday life in the United States of America, as well...

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Posted: May 14, 2015, 3:05 am

Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by news reporter George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film argues that sexually explicit materials corrupt young viewers and readers, leading to acts of...

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Posted: May 14, 2015, 2:57 am

THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television’s number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV’s highest-rated half hour. Only 52 episodes...

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Posted: May 12, 2015, 5:44 am

The Three Stooges: An American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid 20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first...

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Posted: May 12, 2015, 5:24 am

The Fleischer & Famous Superman film cartoons are a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films released by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman. The pilot and first eight shorts were produced by Fleischer Studios from...

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Posted: May 12, 2015, 5:05 am

Tom and Jerry are fictional characters that starred in a series of early sound cartoons produced by the Van Beuren Studios.  Animation historians refer to the characters as Van Beuren’s Tom and Jerry. Today, all of these cartoons are in...

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Posted: May 10, 2015, 4:25 am

The Last Woman On Earth is a classic movie in the public domain.  The film was originally released as a double feature with The Little Shop of Horrors.  The plot surrounds Evelyn, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer...

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Posted: May 10, 2015, 12:52 am

The Lost World is a classic movie in the public domain.  The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. Play (Fast Connection) Play (Medium Connection) Download (Large File) Usage: Public...

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Posted: May 10, 2015, 12:41 am

The Gorilla is a classic movie in the public domain from 1938.  In the plot, the three Ritz Brothers are fumbling detectives prowling an old dark house haunted by Bela Lugosi, an insane murderer and a giant gorilla.

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Posted: May 10, 2015, 12:32 am

Tarzan’s Revenge is a classic animated movie in the public domain.  Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, accompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben lleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too. Play (Fast...

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Posted: May 10, 2015, 12:20 am

In this classic yet still creepy horror film, strangers hold up in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse and battle constant attacks from dead locals who have been brought back to life by mysterious radiation.  Night of the Living Dead is in the...

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Posted: May 9, 2015, 11:57 pm

The premise of Invasion of the Bee Girls is that a mad scientist (played by Anitra Ford) has created an army of beauties who seduce men to death. One by one the male victims are killed before the local police catch on to the...

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Posted: May 9, 2015, 11:49 pm

Horror Express has been in the public domain for many decades.  It is thought of as one of the best original horror movies to be released and stars Telly Savalas.  In 1906, on a train racing through Siberia, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing...

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Posted: May 9, 2015, 6:02 pm

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 to June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for...

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Posted: May 8, 2015, 11:14 pm

The film centers on the life of Tod Lubitch (John Travolta), who was born with an improperly functioning immune system. This means that contact with unfiltered air may kill him, so he must live out his life in incubator conditions. He...

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Posted: May 8, 2015, 11:06 pm

The complicated story involves the military conquest of a peaceful island-nation by an evil despot and his sorcerer ally. His victory leaves the island’s three heroic protectors dead, but, their young children are hidden away to grow to adulthood with different...

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Posted: May 8, 2015, 10:46 pm

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder (John Ireland) breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he’s forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a...

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Posted: May 8, 2015, 9:11 pm

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house.  An eccentric millionaire throws a party for his wife in a haunted...

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Posted: May 8, 2015, 7:19 am