Public Domain Movies released in 1950

Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042182/ Really enjoyable movie set just after WWII about a woman ensign (nicknamed the admiral) who falls in with a gang of lovable losers - four ex-GIs who work diligently from dusk to dawn at finding ways to avoid work. There's a silly subplot about them trying to get her back together with her long lost fiancee, and an even sillier sub-sub plot about a rich millionaire and meddling detectives. The main point of interest is the repartee between the "admiral" and the men.

You can find information regarding this film on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043041/ Stars Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond.

After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

This is a complete, 120mn long print of the film. The other print already available on the archive and its ipod derivative are 102mn long, with some scenes cut down or cut out altogether. Shot on location, The Big Lift is a reenactment of the Berlin Airlift of 1948.

Taken from IMDB: An American working for an oil company in Mexico shoots a man suspected of stealing the payroll; later, he fears that the man was innocent.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0043041/ The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII, with the man you love to hate - Sessue Hayakawa. Few recall that, before Valentino and Romero, Sessue was Holloywood's first exotic foreign romantic lead

An American working for an oil company in Mexico shoots a man suspected of stealing the payroll; later, he fears that the man was innocent. The IMDB entry is here.

Filmed on location, The Big Lift is a reenactment of the Berlin airlift of 1948. Flexing their postwar muscles, the Russians blockade the Western sector, refusing to allow the Allies to ship supplies to the starving Berliners. From their headquarters at Templehof Airport, a group of courageous American flyers risk their lives to transport supplies by air.

Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor are caught in Mexican dope-smuggling ring, fearing each other is involved, but both undercover agents. Cast includes Raymond Burr. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry

After the original 1950 copyright lapsed in the 1970's, the film was considered to be in the public domain, and so found its way into the inventory of countless independent videotape and DVD distributors.

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