Public Domain Movies released in 1942

The Magnetic Telescope Max Fleischer/Famous Studios April 24, 1942 [7:38]

Taken from IMDB: Danny helps to capture a wanted criminal and receives a $200 reward. However, he has a falling out with the gang when they believe he should share the money with them. Complications ensue when the crook that Danny helped capture escapes from jail and comes looking for him.

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Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter.

Superman must stop a rampaging dinosaur.

A newspaper reporter begins to investigate after a series of brides die suddenly during their wedding. Her quest leads her to the secret of eternal youth and almost gets her killed. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

A rare collaboration between Fleischer Studios and Ub Iwerks resulted in this cartoon, based on the moderately successful Republic Pictures "Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls" cliffhanger serials. The cartoon was shelved for half a century due to a three way legal dispute between Republic, Fleischer and Iwerks. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rejected Oscar nominations for Ben Burtt's sound design in the cartoon because it had not been formally released and because of the legal status.

US government propaganda film made during WWII touting the virtues of hemp. The film was aimed at farmers at a time when the miltary was facing a shortage of hemp, it shows how hemp is grown and processed into rope and other products. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Superman battles a un-frozen dinosaur.

From IMDb: A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge. Isn't that always the way? Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, and Glenn Strange The 916MB MPEG4 file here was derived from the 3.8GB MPEG2 file found on this page. The reason being to provide a quality copy in a smaller size for downloading.

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