Public Domain Movies released in 1948

Gripping film noir crime drama about a manhunt for a ruthless killer who plays a deadly cat and mouse game with the police. Starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, and Jack Webb, this movie was the basis for "Dragnet". Watch for Whit Bissell, the unsung but solid bit player who has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows

Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

A group of women (one from each of the bigger Allied countries) is held by Nazis in Shanghai, who have developed a super weapon more devastating than the atomic bomb. A flash video version of this film is also available from the URLs below.
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An atmospheric little noir starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic.

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A murderous bank robber (Hugh Beaumont) on the run from the law hides out in a small town, where he gets a job as a cab driver. He meets a young girl (Frances Rafferty) who is caring for her ill but wealthy aunt. He courts her and they eventually marry. She soon discovers exactly who he is, and finds herself enmeshed in a scheme involving murder and loot from a bank robbery.

A society reporter (Leslie Brooks) keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances

1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton, who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948),

"Low budget exposé thriller of corruption being uncovered in the parole system." - Spencer Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir | You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Richard Basehart becomes the target of an intense manhunt. You'll find that this copy is sharper than the version that was already here at the Archive.

"Harsh tale of an alienated criminal's attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme." - noir expert Spencer Selby Also titled "Hollow Triumph". Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen. 82 min.

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