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Picfixer Feature Film Collection
by Paul Malvern
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eye 5,174
favorite 17
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Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland are back as amateur sleuths in this sequel to "Irish Luck." Happily Mantan has more screen time in this one. Directed by Howard Bretherton Released in 1940 Probably a second-release edit. Free movie links for Mantan junkies: https://archive.org/post/1006776/the-mantan-moreland-list-update
Topics: Mysteries, Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland
Feature Films
movies
eye 9,315
favorite 28
comment 0
This is Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow; and he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. This is a GOOD Shadow movie; although he doesn't seem to have the power to "cloud mens' minds." The print is in good shape. It stars Kane Richmond and Barbara Read. More information can be found on IMDB The source for this upload can be found elsewhere on archive.org. I cleaned up the audio and decided to share it back to this site.
Topics: the shadow, lamont cranston, margo lane, mystery, detective, murder, jewels
Sci-Fi / Horror
by Rizzoli Films
movies
eye 202,032
favorite 126
comment 10
A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried. - Description from IMDB
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Horror, Profondo rosso, Movie Powder, avi
Silent Films
movies
eye 55,002
favorite 76
comment 5
The oldest remaining werewolf movie. A silent feature. Dick Bannister is the new field boss of the Ford Logging Company, a Canadian logging-crew during a time when conflicts with the powerful Consolidated Lumber Company, a bitter rival company, have turned bloody, like a private war. His boss, Miss Edith Ford, comes to inspect the lumberjack camp, bringing her doctor fiancé with her. Dick is attacked by his rivals and left for dead. His loss of blood is so great that he needs a transfusion,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: werewolf, wolf, horror, silent, horror, fantasy, fiction, movie
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Comedy Films
by Isadore Goldsmith
movies
eye 31,092
favorite 35
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After suffering a fatal heart attack, confirmed bachelor Emlyn Williams (as Maxwell "Max" Bard) gives heavenly greeters his last wish - he would like to observe events on Earth for the next twenty-four hours. And, with good reason. Mr. Williams has left not only a will, but also letters to "Three Husbands" admitting affairs with each of their three wives. The three men are poker playing pals Shepperd Strudwick (as Arthur Evans), Robert Karnes (as Kenneth Whittaker), and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by P. G. Wodehouse
audio
eye 471,069
favorite 44
comment 5
Librivox recording of Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Mark Nelson Bertram Wooster’s manservant, Jeeves, is renown for his ability to apply his keen intellect to solve all problems domestic, and Bertie’s friends and relatives flock to him for his counsel. But Wooster, jealous of Jeeves’s fame, decides to step in and take over as the fixer of his pal’s engagement, his aunt’s gambling debts and old school-mate’s desire to propose marriage. How far will Bertie sink them all...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Jeeves, Wodehouse
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Sci-Fi / Horror
by Charles R. Rogers
movies
eye 50,511
favorite 18
comment 5
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Crime, Comedy, Romance
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 24,402
favorite 40
comment 5
The first Chinese horror film, directed by Ma-Xu Weibang in 1937. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional, English)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: China, Horror
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 35,159
favorite 47
comment 2
MPEG2 Rip from Mill Creek's Gore and More 10 Movie Pack Note: This is the "uncut" version which contains nudity.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 6,796
favorite 8
comment 3
The show inspired by Joe Riley and his Hypnotic Eye and Rockula and his Theatre for the Insane is back! This time Her Majesty's best secret agent, a real "Saint", lives and lets die as he is mashed up in a weird world with Mantan Moreland in King of the Zombies! Gadzooks! I've lost my mind! Enjoy the show!
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Bela Lugosi, boris karloff, king, of, the, zombies, live, and.let, die, roger, moore, sean,...
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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by P. G. Wodehouse
audio
eye 1.3M
favorite 60
comment 7
Librivox recording of My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. Read by Mark Nelson Bertram Wooster is an English gentleman living in New York, who seems to get himself into all sorts of jams. It's up to his manservant Jeeves to come up with the plan to save the day from unpleasant houseguests, stingy uncles, broken hearts, and hard-partying aunts. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Jeeves, Wodehouse
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Feature Films
by Andrew McLaglen, director
movies
eye 550,992
favorite 85
comment 13
This great comedy western stars John Wayne,Maureen O'Hara,Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers,Chill Wills, and Strother Marten. There is a hilarious mudhole fight scene at the end.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: John Wayne, comedy, western, pdmovies
The Lum Edwards Collection
by The Great Gildersleeve
audio
eye 93,819
favorite 13
comment 0
Old Time Radio Programs. Harold Peary as The Great Gildersleeve. This is the 1946-47 season. SEASON 01 SEASON 02 SEASON 03 SEASON 04 SEASON 05 SEASON 06 SEASON 07 SEASON 08 SEASON 09 SEASON 10 SEASON 11 SEASON 12 SEASON 13+
Topics: Old Time Radio, The Great Gildersleeve, Harold Peary
Comedy Films
by Frank Capra
movies
eye 209,150
favorite 103
comment 8
Taken from IMDB : As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement. At last everyone, even Ann, takes her creation seriously...but publisher D.B. Norton...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 50,306
favorite 45
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Short Format Films
movies
eye 7,863
favorite 9
comment 0
This training film demonstrates specific techniques for landing B-24 Liberators that have sustained a wide variety of damage in differing conditions, including water landings.
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary, Training Film, B-24
Comedy Films
by Trem Carr
movies
eye 26,617
favorite 32
comment 1
A couple rich sisters Geraldine and Carol Stewart (Dixie Lee and Helen Flint) have just found out that their financial planner has stolen all their money. Unable to pay a couple (Nydia Westman and Robert Armstrong) of their servants their back wages, they agree to let the pair stay in their home rent-free to make up for this pay. But, it is a bit rough at first, as these two society swells expect their old servants to behave like servants--but considering they're no longer paying them, this...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Feature Films
by Samuel H. Stiefel Productions
movies
eye 5,218
favorite 9
comment 0
Title: Quicksand Summary: After taking 20 dollars from his employer to go on a date with plans to repay it the next day, an auto mechanic falls into increasingly disastrous circumstances for more and more money which rapidly spirals out of his control. Directed by: Irving Pichel Actors: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates Production Company: Samuel H. Stiefel Productions Release Date: 24 March 1950 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 Motor mechanic Dan Brady lacks funds for a heavy date with...
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
Feature Films
by Lenfilm
movies
eye 7,193
favorite 15
comment 5
The fantastic comedy is removed on the fairy tale of Lazar Lagin with the same name. 12-year-old Moscow schoolboy Volka, bathing in the Moskva River, finds any ancient sealed vessel. Boyish curiosity is so strong that at the first opportunity of Volka opens it, and from a vessel there is a fantastic genie - Gassan Abdurahman ibn Hottab. That Volka has rescued it from a two-thousand-year imprisonment, the genie nicknamed boy Hottabych, becomes its faithful servant. He tries to load with presents...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Lenfilm, USSR, RussTV, fantastic, soviet film
Feature Films
by Reliable Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 12,633
favorite 10
comment 4
A famous western author based in New York City heads for a western ranch to find out what cowboy life is really about.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Tom Tyler, Roberta Gale, Charles King
Feature Films
by Norman T. Herman
movies
eye 112,664
favorite 51
comment 2
Taken from IMDB : After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Action, Drama, Romance
Feature Films
by Hans Richter
movies
eye 66,912
favorite 144
comment 13
"Joe/Narcissus (Jack Bittner) is an ordinary man who has recently signed a complicated lease on a room. As he wonders how to pay the rent, he discovers that he can see the contents of his mind unfolding whilst looking into his eyes in the mirror. He realises that he can apply his gift to others ("If you can look inside yourself, you can look inside anyone!"), and sets up a business in his room, selling tailor-made dreams to a variety of frustrated and neurotic clients."...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Surrealist, Hans Richter, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Venice Film Festival, Experimental,...
Feature Films
by David MacDonald
movies
eye 10,446
favorite 13
comment 1
A featureless land fit only for war, as the narrator, J. L. Hodson stated in the early scenes. "If war was to be fought then let it begin here". In endless miles of rock-strewn scrub desert, where civilians hardly existed. Desert Victory tells the story of the Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including some re-enactment
( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
by pearlheartgtr
movies
eye 12,215
favorite 8
comment 2
Welcome to Chirpendale. There's plenty of parking space, plus it has everything: a bar where bird citizens can drink junebug sundaes and listen to jazzy music. But the bird citizens are terrorized by an evil raven called "The Black Menace", but a pluck young bird named Bill Singer, who's a taxi driver by day, comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, Coo, who's trapped in a fire. And soon the circus comes to town, Bill and Coo get box perches and witness ferocious feats and even laugh...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Bill, Coo, Bill and Coo
Feature Films
by Edward J. White
movies
eye 10,218
favorite 22
comment 2
Sue Farnum (Dale Evans) inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner is trying to take it away from her. Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Sue's aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Western, Roy Rogers, George Hayes
Feature Films
by Larry Darmour
movies
eye 6,366
favorite 11
comment 1
Society dame smashes plot to make San Francisco's Chinatown the Hong Kong of the West.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Action, Drama, Romance
Feature Films
by Albert Herman, Donald C. McKean
movies
eye 10,728
favorite 23
comment 3
A town is shocked when a high school girl commits suicide. A reporter and a cop team up to investigate and find out exactly what is going on among the youth of the town.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Romance
Feature Films
by David Diamond
movies
eye 6,570
favorite 8
comment 1
Husky Stone (Ray Mayer), strongest man in the Navy, and as short on brains as he is as long on muscle, has an urge to get married, as his enlistment is up. The object of his affection is Myrtle Montrose (Isabal Jewell), a typical "Sweetheart of the Navy." Seeking to discourage Husky's plans is his pal, Pete Kelly (Wallace Ford), who uses Husky to fight his battles and do his work. Pete frames Husky and he is confined to the brig, as their ship docks in San Francisco. Pete goes ashore,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
by Sam White
movies
eye 35,064
favorite 15
comment 2
Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they try to overtop each other with new ideas.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Musical
The Video Cellar Collection
by George R Batcheller
movies
eye 18,258
favorite 32
comment 5
A charming Chesterfield mystery starring 1930s/40s hero Charles Starrett. The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder. Encoded for IPOD from a VHS master.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Chesterfield Pictures, Charles Starrett, Richard Thorpe, B Picture
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Silent Films
movies
eye 27,132
favorite 11
comment 1
An oddly enjoyable comedy full of violence & nasty behavior
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Comedy Films
by Michael Balcon
movies
eye 31,835
favorite 26
comment 0
Will Hay plays Benjamin Stubbins a penniless seedy solicitor cum jack of all trades who happens to have rich relations in the country, and a cluttered office in the City directly above a bank. Unfortunately he makes the acquaintance of a gang of acquisitive gun-toting thieves who think he's a useful contact to have in the furtherance of their aims.
Topics: Comedy, Will Hay
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 33,937
favorite 47
comment 8
Taken from IMDB : A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 36,028
favorite 19
comment 1
Jungle thriller about a Russian scientist who believes he can create a youth formula from the glands of orangutans. Marginally a horror film.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: thriller, beast, Borneo, feature films
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 12,329
favorite 25
comment 4
Struggling young actor Dennis Hopper in this nice little tale. Love stronger than fear... This is a much better copy of the film, especially concerning the night and underwater scenes. As a bonus, the original movie tailer follows. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055230/
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Night, Tide, Curtis, Harrington, Dennis, Hopper, Linda, Lawson, horror, mystery
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 287,891
favorite 254
comment 38
CLASSIC HORROR FILM WITH LON CHANEY
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 38 reviews )
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 9,518
favorite 17
comment 3
Gamera vs. Guiron (ガメラ対大悪獣ギロン, Gamera tai Daiakaijū Giron) aka Attack of the Monsters is a 1969 Japanese film in public domain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Monsters). This video file was downloaded from: http://scificlassics.blogspot.com/2007/02/attack-of-monsters-aka-gamera-vs-giant.html What appears to be a higher quality version of this movie has been uploaded in mpeg2 here For additional information about public domain films and where to download them,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Gamera Japanese film monster
Sci-Fi / Horror
by James Sibley Watson
movies
eye 55,544
favorite 83
comment 10
Psychadelic at times, this unusual and memorable movie version of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" has some creative details, and although it is one of the more obscure versions of the story, it offers a distinctive look at a couple of its many interesting aspects. The style is deliberately murky, and it has not so much as an inter-title, so that you do need to know at least the basic plot in order to understand what is happening. Check out the Jean Epstein version, too (also...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: James Sibley Watson, Poe, surreal
Feature Films
by Select Attractions, Inc.
movies
eye 4,116
favorite 6
comment 1
A woman desperate for some quick cash sells her life and agrees to die in exchange for the money to provide her brother a needed operation.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Rose Hobard, Michael Whalen, Stanley Fields, Joan Woodbury
Feature Films
by Writers: Tom Buckingham story, Howard Higgin story, Runtime: 1:14:33
movies
eye 25,185
favorite 17
comment 2
The Painted Desert (1931) Clark Gable Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates. Is Bill to be set against his own...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Stars: William Boyd, Clark Gable, Helen Twelvetrees, and William Farnum
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edward Halperin
movies
eye 13,563
favorite 27
comment 2
"With These Zombie Eyes he rendered her powerless - With This Zombie Grip he made her perform his every desire!" This is a slightly clearer print that the ones already available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright in 1932 WHITE ZOMBIE. Presented by Amusement Securities Corporation. 1932. 8 reels. Credits: Producer, Edward Halperin; director, Victor Halperin; story and dialogue,Garnett Weston. © United Artists Corp.; 1Aug32; LP3357. NO...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: bela lugosi, horror, zombie, victor halperin, edward halperin
The Video Cellar Collection
by Phil Goldstone
movies
eye 22,554
favorite 36
comment 4
"These are the TALONS of The Vampire Bat" This copy is sharper than the others that appear on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered: THE VAMPIRE BAT. 1933. 7 reels. Credits: Producer, Phil Goldstone; director, Frank Strayer; screen story, Edward T. Lowe; film editor, Otis Garrett. (c) Majestic Pictures Corp.; 19Jan33; LP3579. NO RENEWALS FOUND. There are two versions available for download: - NTSC (480p @ 24 fps) Run Time: 1:02:37 - PAL (576p @ 25 fps) Run...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: vampire, bat, horror, golden age, Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Dwight Frye, George E...
The Video Cellar Collection
by Russell Streiner; Karl Hardman
movies
eye 90,098
favorite 64
comment 3
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg. cancelled. Published pre ’78 without...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: horror, zombie, low budget, independent
Prelinger Archive Mashups
by Lyndon Lorenz
movies
eye 2,643
favorite 5
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Welcome to the metropolis of tomorrow: Building Is People is the joyful new celebration of the people and the processes that make communities happen, thanks to the Prelinger Archive and CC-licensed music from Leggysalad. Hundreds of shots from more than 40 video source reels were cut up for this, including "Form, Design, And The City" (1962); "Lost Landscapes Of Detroit" (2010); "Once And Forever" (1956); "Out Of This World" (1954); and "Dynamic...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, mashup, remix, architecture, urban, design, planning, city, cities, detroit
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc.
movies
eye 1,254
favorite 2
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER TAKES CLASS ON FIELD TRIP TO CITY WATERWORKS. GUIDE EXPLAINS PLANT OPERATION--STORAGE TANKS, LABORATORY WATER TESTING FOR PURITY, FILTRATION, CHEMICAL TREATMENT. PUMPS SUPPLY FIRE DEPARTMENT, STREET CLEANING, LAUNDRY.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Feature Films
movies
eye 6,143
favorite 12
comment 2
This training film shows virtually all the weapons and ammunition used by the US Army in WWII and how they are being used most efficiently. 45mm pistol 30 cal. carbine 30 cal. machine gun 50 cal. machine gun hand grenades rifle grenades anti tank grenades anti tank rockets 60mm mortar 81mm mortar 37mm armor piercing rounds Their effects are mainly shown on captured German equipment
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: WWII, US Army, Training Film
Feature Films
movies
eye 5,673
favorite 8
comment 1
FlaK the german short term for Fl ug a bwehr k anone (Antiaircraft gun) This once-classified U.S. Air Force training film depicts evasive maneuvers used by bomber pilots to avoid being hit by enemy antiaircraft fire. The film includes animated illustrations by Disney studios and captured footage of enemy antiaircraft batteries in action
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Short, Training Film
Feature Films
by David Ball
movies
eye 46,609
favorite 13
comment 4
Final (quicktime) version of Honey, a film by David Ball. For details, please see the Honey homepage .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: cassavetes, ray carney, david ball
Feature Films
by Doris Wishman
movies
eye 589,729
favorite 233
comment 12
The Film follows a reporter (Davee Decker) as she infiltrates a nudist colony in the hopes of exposing its immoral ways. However, once there, she finds herself enjoying it a little bit more than she anticipated. This Film was extremely controversial in 1961 today, films like this are considered to be curiosity pieces.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Romance
Feature Films
movies
eye 16,847
favorite 37
comment 8
Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim are policemen from Scotland Yard who get on the track of a fifth column.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Alastair Sim, Gordon Harker
Silent Films
movies
eye 9,125
favorite 23
comment 2
The Goddess a silent film from China made in 1934 and starring Ruan Lingyu in a stunning performance is the story of a prostitute and her son. (The word for Goddess in Chinese also means a loose woman) It was directed by Wu Yonggang. It is a simply lovely film which will move you as few silent films can. I discovered it on the Archive, stabilized the print and added a music track and some titles. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: China, prostitution, education
Feature Films
by Mario Zama
movies
eye 68,473
favorite 13
comment 0
This is the English dub version. From IMDB: The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.
Topics: Steve Reeves, Drama, English
Feature Films
by William Berke
movies
eye 122,172
favorite 19
comment 2
In 1937, actual airplane pilot Dick Merrill become famous for being the first pilot to make a commercial transatlantic roundtrip flight. Momogram Pictures, capitalizing on Merrill's celebrity status, quickly created the fictional film ATLANTIC FLIGHT where Merrill plays himself as a pilot crossing the Atlantic with a medical serum that can save his friend's life. The film used real footage from Merrill's own stormy Atlantic crossing.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Action, Drama, Romance
Feature Films
by Lew Lipton
movies
eye 3,427
favorite 7
comment 2
In this RKO comedy short Benny Rubin inheriting a hotel from his uncle, bringing his show business friends to help him run it, and trying to drum up business by claiming that there is a fortune buried some place
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Short, Benny Rubin
Feature Films
by Thomas H. Ince
movies
eye 8,621
favorite 7
comment 0
A story of the relationship between a young girl (Mildred Harris) and her Civil War vet grandfather (William Desmond Taylor). When the girl's new step mom arrives she objects to gramps heavy drinking so the old man packs up and heads out so that he doesn't ruin the young girl. A month passes and the family finds him in a poor house and it might be too late to help him.
Topics: Silent, Short, Drama
Feature Films
by Conn Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 5,718
favorite 9
comment 1
Frankie Darro buys a broken-down horse and turns him into a racing winner, despite the racketeers who try to fix the races and put him out of business.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Gladys Blake
California Historical Society
by Marinship (Firm)
movies
eye 7,582
favorite 10
comment 1
Description : Film made for Marinship Corporation between 1944 and 1945 documenting the Sausalito shipyard's wartime operations. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Film box 13 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: californialightandsound, Shipbuilding--United States--20th century--History, World War,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Philip Stapp
movies
eye 8,544
favorite 83
comment 3
Sent by the U.S. government as a participant in the Marshall Plan with a specific mission to assist the French in re-gearing their animation studios, Stapp discovered a Europe much-decimated by war, but in further danger of annihilation by nuclear weapons. Returning to the U.S., he produced this alarming-yet-hopeful film, replete with its lonely, Tanguy-inspired landscapes peopled with static figures casting long shadows across charcoal-colored plains. While taking the risk of leaning a bit...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: animation, Marshall Plan
Animation Shorts
by Robert D. Buchanan (creator)
movies
eye 1,554
favorite 2
comment 0
From their earth headquarters on Zero Zero Island, Colonel Bleep, Squeek and Scratch battled intergalactic villains such as Doctor Destructo, the master criminal of the universe, The Black Knight, and Captain Patch, a displaced pirate. Noah Tyler Narrator
Topics: Cartoon, Colonel Bleep, Squeek, Scratch, Animation, Family, SciFi
Animation Shorts
by Joseph Daniels and Jedidiah Mitchell
movies
eye 30,986
favorite 39
comment 15
Here is our thesis animation completed at RIT. It is the story of an impetuous Chinese monk who finds he has a thing or two to learn from an unlikely source. The animation is rendered in a brushpainted style reminiscient of old Te Wei films. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: praying, mantis, martial, arts, china, chinese, monk, brush, animation, patience
Feature Films
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One of the most unique and uniquely odd film I have seen. Considering when and where it was made, the production values are almost unbelievably high. It seems to have been made in occupied France, with the clear intent to blame the Freemasons as dupes and/or masterminds in engineering the outbreak of war. While proving the premise seems like it would be an uphill battle, the film demonstrates great care in citing historical events within France to back this up. Citing Freemason infiltration...
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Topics: Occult Forces, 1943, National Socialist, Freemasonry, Film, NWO, Nazi, propaganda, infiltration,...
Silent Films
by Adolph Zukor
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John Barrymore stars in the renowned silent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic about a Victorian scientist who turns himself into a murderous abomination.
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Topics: John Barrymore monster Victorian horror, pdmovies
Silent Films
by Joseph Schenck, Buster Keaton
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Buster Keaton goes to college and trys to master sports ... all or any of them.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Comedy Films
by Edward Small
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Palooka is a 1934 comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. But when a shady boxing manager (Jimmy Durante) discovers Joe's natural boxing talent, Joe decides to follow him to the big city, where he becomes a champion and begins to follow his father's...
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Topics: Comedy, Jimmy Durante
Comedy Films
by Mack Sennett
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Plot taken from IMDb When Mr. Martin and everyone else in Mosby Manor hears strange noises during the night, they fear that it might be the ghost of Martin's uncle, who died in the Civil War. But the next day, the local constable investigates, and he finds mice in the attic who are making the odd sounds by crawling across some musical instruments stored there. But their relief does not last long. As they are showing the house to some potential buyers, a new series of strange, inexplicable, and...
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Topic: Mack Sennett
Comedy Films
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A comedy about many women in Hollywood who try to get noticed at Tom Breneman's popular radio show Breakfast in Hollywood. - Release Date: 02/26/1946 Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Tom Breneman, Bonita Granville, Beulah Bondi, Edward Ryan, Raymond Walburn, Billie Burke, Zasu...
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Feature Films
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Twin Husbands (1933) PD - Copyright Not Renewed
Topics: John Miljan, Shirley Grey, Monroe Owsley, Hale Hamilton, Robert Elliott, Mystic Nights Videos
The Video Cellar Collection
by Larry Semon
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Larry Semon's 1925 film of The Wizard Of Oz. Features Oliver Hardy.
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Topics: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy
Feature Films
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One of the most well-known feature films from soon after the foundation of the People's Republic of China, based on a Chinese opera by the same name.
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Topic: China
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Feature Films
by Charles Laughton, Erich Pommer
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AKA Vessel of Wrath. If you enjoy Somerset Maugham stories, then you will enjoy this near-perfect, delightful film adaptation. The characters catch the essence of Maugham, and both Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester (husband and wife team) breath life into two very opposite sorts of people who discover--through adversity--that they have more in common than they dreamed possible
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Topics: Comedy, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Drama
Feature Films
by Robert Hakim, David L. Loew, Samuel Rheiner
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Jean Renoir's classic tale of a cotton picker (Zachary Scott) who moves his wife (Betty Field) and children to a run down farm in hopes that they can grow their own cotton and make for a better future.
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Topic: Drama
Feature Films
by Hal Roach
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The movie starts with William Tracy as Dodo Doubleday, proving his incredible memory on a radio talk show. He joins the army after memorizing the regulations, which gets him quickly promoted to sergeant. His youth and inexperience bothers the other NCO's, namely Sgt. Ames (Joe Sawyer), who spends the movie trying to get Doubleday in trouble. But because of is inherent honesty and cleverness, Doubleday is able to bumble through the requisite series of mishaps and inspire loyalty in what looked...
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Topic: Comedy
Feature Films
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monsterpiece theater
( 1 reviews )
Topic: monsterpiece
The Video Cellar Collection
by The Oz Film Manufacturing Co
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L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson) Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby)...
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Topics: Oz, Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
Feature Films
by L.E. Goetz, Willis Kent
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A man's (William Farnum) heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter (Peggy Lou Lynd).
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Topic: Drama
Film Noir
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A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track
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Topics: 1950s, Noir, John Ireland, Crime
Feature Films
by Alfred Santell
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Feature Films
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This U.S. Marine Corps documentary shows the operation in the Marianas Islands group during World War 2 in detail. Phase 1. Saipan: The Invation of Saipan in the Marianas group in June 1944 by the 2nd, 4th, and 27 Army Divisions Phase 2. Guam: The landing on and recapture of Guam in the Marianas in 1944 featuring the joint Army, Navy and Marine operation. Phase 3. Tinian: Following the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landings on 24 July 1944, supported by naval bombardment and artillery firing...
Topics: WWII, Documentary
Feature Films
by Showemen's Pictures
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A wealthy girl runs away to New Orleans to have some fun and is befriended by a lady who turns out to be the infamous jewel thief, "The Moth"
Topics: Sally O'Neil, Rae Daggett, Paul Page
Film Noir
by Seymour Nebenzal , Philip Yordan
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When beautiful Mary (Ava Gardner) returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.
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Topics: Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Ava Gardner
Feature Films
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A good poverty-row film about drilling for oil that features Richard Arlen, Elisha Cook, Jr., William Frawley ("Fred Mertz"), Buster Crabbe, and Arline Judge.
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Topics: Richard Arlen, Elisha Cook, Jr., William Frawley, Buster Crabbe, Arline Judge, Elisha Cook
Feature Films
by Jacques R. Marquette
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A teenage gas station attendant (Chuck Courtney) is obsessed with hot rods and racing. His Dad (Tyler McVey) objects to hot rod racing and thinks his son is a "crazy teenager!"
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Topic: Drama
Feature Films
by Gaumont British Picture Corporation
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better resolution and 12 minutes longer than the previously uploaded version. Written by Rupert Downing (adaptation), Leonard Hines (play)
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Topics: Boris Karloff, Cedrick Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Horror, Egypt, Tomb
Feature Films
by George Weiss
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Released as an educational film no doubt to get around the Hays Code , this is really a sleazy exploitation film . It has some of the worst acting you'll ever see. Here's the plot from IMDb : A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered a scandalous choice. Stars: Dorothy Duke, William Thomason, and Timothy Farrell
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Topics: Fertility, Artificial Insemination, Sterility, Exploitation, Education
Feature Films
by Arch Hall Sr.
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A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.
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Topic: Drama