Public Domain Movies released in 1946

Hedy Lamarr and George Sanders in a movie based on Ben Ames Williams' novel of early 19th-century Maine. The IMDB entry is here. The video files with "_1946" in the file-name are of higher quality; the picture is sharper and there are no covered up watermarks. However, they have a very slight problem. At 1:25:26 the sign on the church is in French instead of English. The mpeg2 file is ready to be loaded into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) to create a DVD to watch on your television.

Taken from IMDB: Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare. Originally uploaded by www.k-otic.com

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.

Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they try to overtop each other with new ideas.

Taken from IMDB: Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When the Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, Skoville shoots the Sovereign by mistake but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year later Roy returns with Trigger, the son of the Sovereign. When Skoville slips and reveals he was present when the horse was shot, Roy sees a chance to clear his name.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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