This is a film produced by the US Government as wartime propaganda. It provides a brief look into the country of China, its people, and how the Japanese aimed to conquer them. Directed by Frank Capra and Anatole Litvak. Written by Julius J. Epstein and Ph
This silent film’s story takes us to a remote island in the Pacific where white men and natives mingle and the question of who’s the more civilized of the bunch arises. The Idol Dancer has a plot that is difficult to follow but the beautifully
This is perhaps the first film based on the classic horror story of a doctor whose experiments lead to a unique concoction that, when consumed, reveals a man’s more sinister side. Starring John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, and Brandon Hurst. Origina
A well-to-do girl runs away with a lower class individual but is brought home only to become involved in murder. Years pass and the girl builds a large business empire thanks to an inheritance. Loads of drama ensues and things get even more complicated as
A group of men and women with diverse lives crash land while on a flight to China. They then find themselves on a small island inhabited by a recluse and his servant. To get back to civilization, the group must collaborate, yet at the same time a lot of s
This movie was meant as a warning to those using or thinking about using marijuana. It portrays how unscrupulous types seduce young folks into thinking that reefer, Mary Jane, weed, joints, and doobies are harmless fun. Starring Dorothy Short, Kenneth Cra
A well-to-do lady is pressured to marry a Lord whom she does not love. Her true love, George Brummel, goes his own way and in time the two meet again. From the play by Clyde Fitch Adapted to film by Dorothy Farnum. Directed by Harry Beaumont. Starring JohFeatured
Two WWI soldiers, played by Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, decide to go AWL in Paris. Jokes and girl chasing take place as well as the war. Half Shot at Sunrise was produced by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., September 25, 1930. Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Wo
An American carnival heads to Germany and there the carnies engage in all sorts of drama and romance. Directed by Kurt Neumann. Written by Hans Jacoby and Kurt Neumann. Starring Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, and Lyle Bettger. Produced by King Bros. Producti
It’s a hot New York summer and folks in and around a particular apartment building engage in gossip, romance, and other social games. Directed by King Vidor. Written by Elmer Rice (both play and film adaptation). Starring Sylvia Sidney, William Coll
Shirley Temple stars in this heart warming tale of a young girl whose life takes a hard turn when her father becomes missing in action during a war in Africa. Even while her situation seems hopeless, she refuses to give-up. Starring Shirley Temple, Richar
A millionaire’s boredom leads to a bet that he can get a regular job and support himself for a year. Fun and romance ensues as the man attempts to enter the working class. Starring Cary Grant, Mary Brian, and Peter Gawthorne. Directed by Alfred Zeis
A ship-wrecked man finds himself in a land of small people. There he becomes entangled in feud between two kingdoms and other mischief. Directed by Dave Fleischer. Written by Jonathan Swift and Edmond Seward. Starring Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, and P
A mysterious and disfigured composer emerges from the catacombs of Paris to pursue Carlotta, a famous opera singer. Directed by Rupert Julian, and Lon Chaney.Starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, and Norman Kerry. Per copyright law at the time, this movie's
As part of the Why We Fight series of films put out by the US Government, The Nazis Strike depicts how German aggression led to World War II. Directed by Frank Capra, and Anatole Litvak.Starring Eduard Benes, Neville Chamberlain, and Clementine Churchill.
An undercover agent attempts to clean-up outlaw behavior in a town in Indiana. Things get mighty interesting as he sets up a gang of crooks and meets a new love interest. Directed by Tim Whelan. Starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, and Mala Powers. Th
There’s plenty of rock and roll in this music laden feature where a young girl’s main concern is what to wear to a school dance. Directed by Will Price Starring Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band, Fran Manfred, and Tuesday Weld. It seems tha
When a criminal is brought back to life, the side-effect is that he has acquired super-human abilities. Unfortunately, the man decides to use his new strengths to harm those that have done him wrong. Directed by Jack Pollexfen. Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Ma
A newlywed couple experiences strange happenings when the man takes his new bride to the home of his deceased wife. Since his new wife has had metal issues, she begins to think that she is losing-it when she sees odd and unexplainable things in the house.
It's the 1950's and a poverty stricken farm family struggles with all forms of drama while seeking a lost treasure of gold on their property. Directed by Anthony Mann. Starring Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, and Aldo Ray. This movie is believed to be in the pu
This is a pubic service film produced by the Union Pacific Railroad. It reveals the dangers of railroad crossings through a short dramatization featuring a young driver and concerned cop. Directed by Robert Carlisle. Starring William Boyett, Harold Agee,
Some country folk and local officials find out that a string of disappearances is due to a horde of giant leech-like creatures. Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski.Starring Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, and Jan Shepard. According to the US Copyright Catalog of E
A Civil War veteran mistakenly kills a man. He then decides to escort the dead man and his mother through dangerous Indian territory to his final resting place. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Starring Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, and Steve Cochran. This movie
A Napoleonic soldier follows a mysterious young woman to a Baron's castle. There he finds that the woman is appears similar to the Baron's wife who has been dead for many years. Things get interesting as the soldier seeks the truth. Directed by Roger Corm
A well-to-do rancher uses his diplomatic prowess to maintain law and order in the wild west. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Patrick Wayne. This movie seems to have fallen into the public domain in 1991 for failing
The Earth is devastated by a plague that turns most of the population into zombies. One survivor struggles to survive and maintain some level of sanity. Directed by Ubaldo Ragona. Starring Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, and Emma Danieli. This movie fell i
A European king has a lot on his plate dealing with family issues and an ensuing revolt within his kingdom. Plenty of comic melodrama follows as the king's family does their own thing and the kingdom falls apart. Starring Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, and A
When a star reporter decides to quit her job, her boss and ex-husband does whatever he can to keep her from leaving and marrying an insurance man. Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy. This movie appears to have entered the public doma
An average accountant goes partying and afterwards learns that someone has slipped him some poison. Having only one week to live, he decides to pursue those who are responsible. Starring Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, and Luther Adler This movie appears
A lowly military man encounters one obstacle after another while going through basic training in preparation for WWII. Starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Directed by Hal Walker. This movie apparently entered into the public domain in 1977.
A murderer in a freaky mask stalks some folks who are just out on a weekend trip. Starring Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, and David Gale. Directed by David Paulsen. This movie contains no copyright notice.The earliest recorded copyright claim for this mo
A film by the United States Navy depicting an accident that occurred in 1967 off the coast of Vietnam involving the USS Forrestal. The film was used as a US Navy training device for the prevention of fire and firefighting. This movie is in the public doma
A struggling New York artist becomes psychotic as a result of the stresses of daily life and an obsession with his unfinished masterpiece. Star and director: Abel Ferrara. This movie appears to be in the public domain due to a missing or improper copyrigh
Three men, all named Mike, fall in love with an airline stewardess. Her dilemma becomes serious when the three find out about each other and she must then choose just one of them. Starring Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, and Howard Keel. Directed by Charles Walt
A dance team consisting of a brother and sister are to perform in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. Both meet there own love interests lots of singing and dancing result. Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, and Peter Lawford. Directed b
Because of certain changes taking place in their lives, a would-be playboy and his actress girlfriend have their romance disrupted. Starring Lana Turner and Ezio Pinza. Directed by Don Hartman. Public domain status: Failure to renew copyright in 1978.
Charles Chaplin is a lone prospector who goes to Alaska in search of gold. There he encounters some rough characters and falls in love with a beautiful girl. Public domain status: Failed to renew copyright in 1953.Featured
A resentful stepbrother acts out of hatred when attempting to keep his father's empire all to himself. Staring Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker, and Joanne Dru. A failure to formally renew the copyright around 1978-9 resulted in this movie falling into the p
A man loves a woman named Annabelle and a train called The General. During the civil war this same man must prove his valor by rescuing both of his loves. Staring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, and Glen Cavender. Public domain status: Entered into public dom
Lots of romance in this 1930's musical! Staring Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, and Bert Wheeler. Public domain status: Failed to renew copyright therefore became public domain in 1958.
A railroad yard boss makes friends with a young hobo and then puts his relationship with the woman he loves in jeopardy. Staring Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur, and Robert Armstrong. Public domain status: Failed to renew its copyright and became public domain
A group of criminals send a cripple to San Francisco to expose a banker they have been blackmailing but he unexpectedly falls in love with the banker's daughter. Stars: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, and Jack Mower. Public domain status: The movie's copyrigh
An American reporter sets out to expose that the Japanese government is planning for world domination. Staring James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, and Porter Hall. Public domain status: Became public domain in 1973 due copyright renewal failure.
An island girl falls in love with a young castaway but things get complicated when she is chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god. Staring Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, and John Halliday. Public domain status: Became public domain in 1960 for copyright
A secretary works for a very successful executive who takes her for granted until a rival wants to take her away from him. Staring Mary Astor, Robert Ames, and Ricardo Cortez. Public domain status: Became public domain in 1959 for copyright renewal failur
A woman falls for the best friend of an Englishman named Otis. His friend is in prison however and in love with an Arabian woman. Staring Ralph Forbes, Loretta Young, and Irene Rich. Based on the novel by Percival C. Wren. Directed by Herbert Brenon. Scre
A man chooses to marry one woman over another and then eventually wants to get back the one he gave up. After marriage, he tires of things including his writing career. Staring Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, and Myrna Loy. Public domain status: Became public
This classic movie takes place in Paris during the 1400s. There, a plot to revolt by the commoners is brewing while a hunchback named Quasimodo becomes infatuated with a gypsy queen. Written by Victor Hugo.Staring Lon Chaney. Public domain status: Fell in
A real estate agent visits the castle of Count Orlok and soon realizes that he is in the presence of something sinister and strange. This silent classic is based on the story "Dracula" and directed by F.W. Murnau. This movie was produced prior to 1923 and
Will Rogers plays Ichabod Crane in this classic tale taking place in Sleepy Hollow. Crane has heard of the legendary ghost of the headless horseman and will ultimately see this figure himself. Staring: Will Rogers and Lois Meredith. Public domain status:
A man with delusions of grandeur persuades a scientist to develop a way to make folks invisible. Things go bad when a test subject becomes aware of certain undesirable side-effects. Staring: Marguerite Chapman and Douglas Kennedy. We see no initial copyriFeatured
A widow, Christine Faber, believes that she heard her dead husband calling out from the sea. As more ghostly encounters take place, a man who has knowledge of such things becomes the target of a sinister plot. Staring: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, and Cathy O'D
A thief escapes from France with a fortune in jewels and resides in a impenetrable Casbah of Algiers. The authorities want him as do two beautiful women. Staring: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, and Sigrid Gurie. Public domain status: Became public domain in
Santa Monica California is the site of an alien landing and fearful humans naturally want to kill the space creatures because they just look so different. Directed by W. Lee Wilder. PUBLIC DOMAIN INFO: This movie shows an initial record in the US Catalog
Four heirs to a family fortune must spend the night in an old mansion in order to receive their inheritance. The problem is that one by one they begin to get killed. Stars Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, Norman Bartold, andJohn Carradine. Directed by Carl M
Radiation causes the dead to rise and terrorize those who are alive. An isolated group of people must work together or die as the zombies close in on them. Directed by: George A. Romero. Public domain status: This movie became pubic domain due to a missin
Classic Laurel and Hardy in which the two join the French Foreign Legion. There they get into trouble and at some point they steal an airplane. Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. The Catalog of Copyright Entries for M
After doing some scuba-diving while on vacation in Puerto Rico, some people surface only to discover that something bad has happened to the world around them. Directed by Roger Corman. Its thought that this movie is public domain due to copyright issues.
Strange experiments turn women into queen bees who seduce men and kill them. A government agent is then sent in to investigate. Starring William Smith. This movie seems to be in the public domain for certain copyright issues. If this is incorrect then ple
A married couple arrives at the home of a dead spouse and the woman begins to think that she is going insane. Is it the weird gardener or something more ghastly that is the cause of her distress? Directed by Alex Nicol.Written by John Kneubuhl. This movie
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