Public Domain Movies released in 1946

Three cheap musical boxes (each one playing a subtly different version of "The Swagman"), manufactured in Dartmoor Prison, are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang is determined to steal and recover all three, even if it means committing murder. Sherlock Holmes tries to recover the music boxes and crack the secret code contained in the tune before the gang can get what they want. This version is slightly better quality that the other versions available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright under LP360 on 13 May 1946.

A man arrested for bank robbery escapes and tries to track down the real culprits. You can find out more at IMDB.com.

Aka 'Sherlock Holmes in Dressed To Kill' - features Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Two musical producers are trying to scrape enough money together to finance their show. When one of their backers doesn't show. They convince female impresonator Tim Moore to impresonate the second female backer. Although it's release date is is 1947 it was passed by the National Board of Review in 1946.

Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com

A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., a childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.

"Man is waylaid by chance in old home town, meets a girl down on her luck and a turbulent couple with whom he shares a dark childhood secret. Significant noir melodrama focusing on provocative, intermingling relationships of neurotic love, guilt and fear." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas (his first film), Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman. 115 min.

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.

Musical biopic on the career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern. Starring June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra

Gertie LaRue (Francine Everett) is a nightclub entertainer from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She arrives on the Caribbean island of "Rinidad" to perform as the headliner in a revue at the Paradise Hotel. Gertie has earned the nickname "Dirty Gertie" for the casual nature in which she entices and then humiliates men. On the island, she attracts the attention of two U.S. military officers – a soldier and a sailor – whom she nicknames "Tight Pants" and "High Pockets," respectively. The men enjoy sharing Gertie’s affections.

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