The Battle of China (1944) was the sixth film of Frank Capra’s Why We Fight propaganda film series. It follows an introduction to Chinese culture and history with the modern history of China and the founding of the Republic of China by Sun Yat-sen, leading on to the Japanese invasion. The invasion of China is explained in terms of the… Read more →
American Aristocracy is a 1916 American silent adventure/comedy-drama film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Douglas Fairbanks. A 35mm print of the film is preserved at the George Eastman House and is currently in the public domain. Info. Download.
Target for Today is a film containing United States Army Air Forces combat footage of B-17 and B-24 bombers and named for the phrase used at briefings before air raids. The October 1943 footage was filmed during Eighth Air Force attacks on Nazi Germany industrial targets in Anklam, Marienburg (on the 9th), and Gdynia in occupied Poland. Prior to the… Read more →
Little Men (1940) is an American film based on the novel Little Men (1871) by Louisa May Alcott. Norman Z. McLeod directed the film. Info. Download.
Rock, Rock, Rock! is a 1956 black-and-white motion picture featuring performances from a number of early rock ‘n’ roll stars, such as Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Teddy Randazzo, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, and The Teenagers with Frankie Lymon as lead singer. Future West Side Story cast member David Winters is also featured. Famed disk jockey Alan Freed makes an appearance… Read more →
The Screaming Skull is a 1958 American psychological horror film, inspired by the short story of the same name written by Francis Marion Crawford. The film stars John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, and Alex Nicol, the film’s director. The film focuses on a neurotic woman who believes she is being haunted by the ghost of her husband’s previous wife…. Read more →
Bird of Paradise is a 1932 American romantic adventure drama film directed by King Vidor, starring Dolores del Río, Joel McCrea, and Richard “Skeets” Gallagher and released by RKO Radio Pictures. In 1960, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. The film… Read more →
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (1935) is one of the early films from Hammer Film Productions and was directed by Denison Clift. It stars Béla Lugosi, Shirley Grey and Arthur Margetson. The story is based on the history of the ship Mary Celeste. The ship was found floating near Portugal in 1872 without a crew. The film is an… Read more →
Vengeance Valley is a 1951 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, based on the novel by Luke Short. In 1979, the film entered the public domain due to MGM’s failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Info. Download.
Topper Returns (1941) is the third and final entry in the initial series of films inspired by the novels of Thorne Smith. It followed Topper (1937) and Topper Takes a Trip (1938). As in the prior movies, Roland Young and Billie Burke play the Toppers, while Joan Blondell portrays a murder victim and ghost who tries to save her friend,… Read more →