Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

A Girl of the Limberlost


A Girl of the Limberlost is a 1934 American drama film, directed by Christy Cabanne. It stars Louise Dresser, Ralph Morgan and Marian Marsh, and was released on October 15, 1934. This is the second film adaption of Gene Stratton-Porter's 1909 novel of the same name. The first film adaptation had been released in 1924, and a third was released in 1945.

Female Fugitive


Female Fugitive is a 1938 American drama film, directed by William Nigh. The film stars Evelyn Venable, Craig Reynolds, and Reed Hadley. It was released on April 15, 1938.

Cast list
Evelyn Venable as Peggy Mallory
Craig Reynolds as Jim Mallory
Reed Hadley as Bruce Dunning
John Kelly as Red
Charlotte Treadway as Mrs. Bannister
John Merton as Mort
Ray Bennett as Burke
Reginald Sheffield as Doctor
Emmett Vogan as Leonard
Martha Tibbetts as Claire Bannister
Lee Phelps as Roberts

Midnight Limited

John Dusty King, John King, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Edward Keane, I. Stanford Jolley

Robberies and murder on a train.

This is in the public domain; there is no copyright renewal to be found.

The Great Alaskan Mystery


The Great Alaskan Mystery is a 1944 Universal film serial about government agents trying to stop Nazi spies from getting their hands on futuristic weapons.

Big Town After Dark

William C. Thomas, 1940s, Film Noir Full Movies, film noir, Drama, crime, classics, mystery, Thrillers, black & white, FN01R

Big Town After Dark is a 1947 American film noir drama film directed by William C. Thomas and written by Whitman Chambers. The film stars Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Richard Travis, Ann Gillis, Vince Barnett, Joe Sawyer and Robert Kent.

The Scar


Hollow Triumph (working title The Man Who Murdered Himself, reissued in the United States as The Scar) is a 1948 American film noir crime drama directed by Steve Sekely starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. It was released by Eagle-Lion Films, based on the 1946 novel of the same title written by Murray Forbes.

Man of Conflict

Man of Conflict, Edward Arnold, John Agar

Man of Conflict is a 1953 American film starring John Agar and Edward Arnold.

A Word to the Wives...


A Word to the Wives is a 1955 sponsored comedy film directed by Norman Lloyd and starring Marsha Hunt and Darren McGavin.

The film, now in the public domain, was sponsored by the American Gas Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and Woman's Home Companion magazine, and features products by Caloric, Whirlpool Corporation, Formica Corporation, Republic Steel Kitchens, and Ruud.

The Man with the Golden Arm


The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film with elements of film noir, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a drug addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way in the outside world. Although the addictive drug is never identified in the film, according to the American Film Institute "most contemporary and modern sources assume that it is heroin", in contrast to Algren's book which named the drug as morphine. The film stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang and Darren McGavin.

God's Little Acre


God's Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by cinematographer Ernest Haller. Although the film was not released until August 1958, its production schedule is indicated as September 11 to late October 1957.

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