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Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is the East Side Kids 1941 "Spooks Run Wild" with Bela Lugosi.

The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.

Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Lionel Atwill. You can read about this movie in it's IMDb page.

In the fourth film of the series, Sherlock Holmes assists the inventor of a revolutionary bomb sight, Dr Tobel, to smuggle his work out of Switzerland and into England. Once in England the bomb sight pieces and the Tobel go missing, leaving Holmes and Watson with code of dancing stick figures to break before Professor Moriarty so they can find the remaining pieces of the weapon. This is a slightly better print than others available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered under LP11561 on 31 August 1942 SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON.

In the thirteenth Rathbone/Bruce adventure, Holmes and Watson are charged with guarding a priceless diamond "The Star of Rhodesia" as it journeys to Scotland by train. There are all manner of weird and unusual passengers to contend with as well as a few menacing villains including the notorious Col Sebastian Moran. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright under LP182 on 8 Feb 1946. TERROR BY NIGHT. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., C1946. 6 reels, sd. Adapted from a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Family and servants gather to hear the reading of a will in a spooky old house on a stormy night. Afterward, the household retires for the night, and a plot against the sole heir is hatched. Stars: Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis, Mischa Auer, Martha Mattox, Sidney Bracey, and Willie Best IMDb Page The 584MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 3.5GB MPEG2 found on this page.

A madman shrieks as the body of a man falls from an upper floor of an apartment building, bringing unwanted attention from a rival reporter to a racketeering case an undercover reporter is investigating. Stars: Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot IMDb Page The 665MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 1.7GB MPEG2 found on this page.

IMDb page A trio of stories starring James and Pamela Mason.

A newly hired police chief vows to clean up a notoriously corrupt police department. When he is murdered, investigators find that there is no shortage of suspects, most of them being fellow cops.

From IMDb: Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect. The trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a mysterious, glamorous woman. The fiendish Dr. Moriarty, though reported hanged in Montevideo, is believed to be involved. Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, and Henry Daniell

The very first Sherlock Holmes film. About a minute long, this features Holmes confused by a disappearing bandit.

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