Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

The Arizona Kid

Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Roy Rogers is a Confederate officer in Missouri. Derived from the mpeg2 file found here.

City Without Men (1943)

Linda Darnell, Edgar Buchanan, Michael Duane, Sara Allgood, Glenda Farrell, Leslie Brooks, Doris Dudley, Margaret Hamilton, Constance Worth, Rosemary DeCamp, Sheldon Leonard, Stanley Blystone, Lloyd Bridges, Mystic Nights Videos

City Without Men (1943) PD - Copyright not renewed

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.


Silent, Comedy, short

Hank Mann plays a laborer at the junkyard in this turbulent silent comedy short

His Picture in the Papers

Comedy, Fame

From IMDb: A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous, and manages to get his picture in the newspapers. He determines to let nothing stand in the way of his doing exactly that, and in the process winds up getting involved with a gang of criminals and a locomotive chase. Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Clarence Handyside, Rene Boucicault, Jean Temple, Charles Butler, Loretta Blake, Homer Hunt, and Helena Rupport

Brain That Wouldn't Die Upgrade

horror, sci-fi, transplantation, Jan in the Pan, Mad Scientist, low-budget

Yet another version of this sci-fi/horror "classic." After being decapitated in a car crash, "Jan in the Pan" needs a new body, and deranged surgeon/fiancee Herb Evers begins stalking strippers with the hope of performing a full-body transplant and eventually getting the best of both worlds. Naturally, things do not go quite as planned.

I believe this is a clearer/sharper transfer of "Brain" than many (most?) of the others available in the Archive. Run time is 82 minutes, so all of the shocking gore (dismemberment, neck chewing) is intact.


Lloyd, Silents

A rather inconsequential Harold Lloyd short from 1917

The Son-of-a-gun (1919)

silent, Western, Feature Films

Gilbert M. Anderson plays a cowboy who gets kicked out of town and told he'll be shot if he comes back. A Thunderbird Picture.

The Little American

war, World War I, first world war, France, germany, america, u boat, torpedo, silent film, feture film, Mary Pickford, cecil b demille, Jack Holt, Ben Alexander, Hobart Bosworth, Wallace Beery

During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand.

This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier)

Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben Alexander
Directed by Cecil B Demille
An Artcraft Picture

Flirting With Danger

Robert Armstrong, Edgar Kennedy, William Cagney, Maria Alba, Marion Burns

In 1934 mixing dynamite was a bit like making a stew, every cook did it a little different. Three wild and crazy guys have no fear as they mix dynamite and the girls in dangerous combinations.