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#1441446
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Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Here’s a pretty unusual sci-fi film. Not only was it rare to see non-horror sci-fi in the 1930’s (unless it was a movie serial), let alone a big budget one. But the story also spans a full century and barely focuses on any specific characters, opting instead to make its grand themes the major through-line.

H. G. Wells’ Things to Come (1936)
https://youtu.be/8xhodHavrrc?t=257 - from the Alzombie YouTube channel (1 hour 40 mins - 720p)

Although the best quality I could find, the sound is a bit odd in the version linked above. Here’s a backup link with better sound, but much lower resolution from the Great Classic Films YouTube channel;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqKGlrPAfSw&t

Synopsis:
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Directed by William Cameron Menzies.

Cast: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman & Ralph Richardson.

Trivia:
The dialogue and plot were devised by H. G. Wells as “a new story” meant to display the “social and political forces and possibilities” that he had outlined in his 1933 story The Shape of Things to Come, a work he considered less a novel than a “discussion” in fictional form that presented itself as the notes of a 22nd-century diplomat.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1441440
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Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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The “original” Jurassic Park. This stop-motion dinosaur film (which predates even King Kong) is something of a forgotten milestone in cinema.

The Lost World (1925)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQfgjCXDoU - from the Classic Movie Central YouTube channel (1 hour 42 mins long - 720p)

Synopsis:
The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Directed by Harry O. Hoyt.

Cast: Bessie Love, Lewis Stone & Wallace Beery.

Trivia:
This was the first feature-length film to feature stop motion animation as the primary special effect. The effects were done by Willis O’Brien who would in 1933 work on the original King Kong.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1441360
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

A pretty interesting low-budget pre-code horror film which is retroactively most notable for it’s unique cast of actors
known for their work in more famous classic horror films such as Dracula, "Frankenstein*, The Old Dark House, and many more.

The Vampire Bat (1933)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpaI67Ng3pE&t - from the Hollywood Classics YouTube channel (1 hour 2 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Directed by Frank R. Strayer.

Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas & Dwight Frye.

Trivia:
Made as a “quickie” horror film, The Vampire Bat stars Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill who starred together in the Doctor X the year before, and Mystery of the Wax Museum which was still in post production while this film was made. Dwight Frye was similarly well known for his horror work, having played Renfield in Dracula and Fritz the hunchback in Frankenstein. Melvyn Douglas had starred in The Old Dark House and Robert Frazer in White Zombie. The film was also predominantly shot on sets left over from Frankenstein and The Old Dark House.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439990
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

The only Universal Studios classic horror film to be in the public domain, and also one of the most complicated production histories in film history. I’ve included both the 1925 and 1929 re-release (with some technicolor sequences), but there were several more versions made, some lost, some partially recovered, and even the official ones are a patchwork of different versions.

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KKxePprqc - from the Retrospective YouTube channel (1 hour 31 mins long - 1080p)

The Phantom of the Opera (1929 re-release - Carl Davis Score)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QKpWPut8iM - from the Phantom Retrospective YouTube channel (1 hour 30 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directed by Rupert Julian. Uncredited: Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle & Edward Sedgwick.

Cast: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry & Mary Philbin.

Trivia:
The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up (not pictured in the thumbnail above, that’s an opera mask), which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. Moviegoers in 1925 reportedly fainted upon seeing the disfigurement makeup during the famous unmasking scene.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439879
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Since I’ve already posted a lot of classic horror films, I figured it made sense–although silent movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea–to post the two films that can undeniably be said to have either a direct or indirect influence on virtually every horror film made since.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTyJAIUnYAQ&t - from the Lumiere Factory YouTube channel (1 hour 17 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)

Synopsis:
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Directed by Robert Wiene.

Cast: Werner Krauss & Conrad Veidt.

Trivia:
Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema and the origin of many visual tropes now associated with classic horror and film-noir.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article


Nosferatu (1922)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7p3ct5hcks - from the Neil Dinsmore YouTube channel (1 hour 28 mins long - 720p)

Synopsis:
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife.

Directed by F.W. Murnau.

Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim & Greta Schröder.

Trivia:
The film was produced by Prana Film and is an unauthorized and unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Various names and other details were changed from the novel, including Count Dracula being renamed Count Orlok. Even with several details altered, Stoker’s heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered all copies of the film to be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439570
Topic
Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Hardly one of Hammer Studios’ best movies, which is probably why it’s available on YouTube for free, but still considered by cult classic for its unusual mix of supernatural horror and swashbuckling action.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsWAVsRefSg - from the official Hammer YouTube channel (1 hour 27 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
A master swordsman and former soldier hunt vampires with his hunchbacked assistant.

Directed by Brian Clemens.

Cast: Horst Janson, John Carson & Caroline Munro.

Trivia:
Captain Kronos was supposed to launch a series of new Hammer film productions but, in the 1970s, Hammer studio developed financial issues and closed down.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439498
Topic
Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

The so-called “Russia’s answer to 2001”. A somewhat unfair comparison as the two films are night and day. In true fashion to director Andrei Tarkovsky, his sci-fi masterpiece isn’t really a sci-fi film at all, but, like Stalker, a serious exploration of the human condition.

Solaris (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4KydP92ss&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=7 - Part 1 (1 hour 15 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXa6XpaxBS0&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=8 - Part 2 (1 hour 23 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
from the FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern YouTube channel.

Synopsis:
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Directed by Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk & Jüri Järvet.

Trivia:
Solaris was one of the favourite films of famous American director Stanley Kubrick. The appreciation, however, wasn’t mutual and Tarkovsky supposedly made Solaris in an attempt to one-up Kubrick after he had seen 2001: A Space Odyssey,
a film which he referred to as “cold and sterile.”

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439493
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Time

I got the chance to see this film for the first time in the theater recently, and although it’s about as slow a movie as you can get, and it definitely isn’t for everyone, it’s one of those films that stays with you for days.

Stalker (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRDYpCmMcM - from the FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern YouTube channel (2 hours 35 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)

Synopsis:
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn & Nikolai Grinko.

Trivia:
Stalker was Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film made in the Soviet Union before his defection.
• Several people involved in the film’s production, including Tarkovsky, died from causes that some crew members attributed to the film’s long shooting schedule near a toxic chemical plant.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439447
Topic
Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

The first episode of season 1 & 2 of the series which made Roger Moore famous before he was cast as James Bond.

The Saint: Season 1 Episode 1 - “The Talented Husband” (1962)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OUfs3kl98&t - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (51 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Simon finds himself with a glamorous partner when circumstances lead him into protecting a lovely woman from her wife-killing husband.

Directed by Michael Truman.

Cast: Roger Moore, Derek Farr & Shirley Eaton.

Trivia:
The show was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years.

IMDb link (for S1E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.


The Saint: Season 2 Episode 1 - “The Fellow Traveler” (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aA_4ziPsA4 - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (49 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Simon encounters drama in a bus shelter. It involves sudden death, sabotage and a very beautiful woman.

Directed by Peter Yates.

Cast: Roger Moore, Dawn Addams & Glyn Owen.

Trivia:
With almost 120 episodes, the programme is exceeded only by The Avengers as the most productive show of its genre produced in the UK.

IMDb link (for S2E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

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#1439445
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

The Phantom Creeps (1939 movie serial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxijqD8K4M&t - from the Cult Cinema Classics YouTube channel (4 hours long)

Synopsis:
A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directed by Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind.

Cast: Béla Lugosi, Dorothy Arnold & Robert Kent.

CHAPTER INDEX:
Chapter 1: The Menacing Power
Chapter 2: Death Stalks the Highways
Chapter 3: Crashing Timbers
Chapter 4: Invisible Terror
Chapter 5: Thundering Rails
Chapter 6: The Iron Monster
Chapter 7: The Menacing Mist
Chapter 8: Trapped in the Flames
Chapter 9: Speeding Doom
Chapter 10: Phantom Footprints
Chapter 11: The Blast
Chapter 12: To Destroy the World

Trivia:
The Rob Zombie song Meet the Creeper is based on this movie. Zombie has used robots and props based on the design of The Robot in several music videos and live shows.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439432
Topic
Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Before co-creating and starring in The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan played “Drake, John Drake”, and no that is not a James Bond reference, this show predated the Bond franchise by almost two years. Ironic, considering how it’s now largey remembered as a “Bond Fever” cash-in.

Secret Agent: Season 1 Episode 1 - “View From The Villa” (1960)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFZJ_PlLVM - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (26 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Agent John Drake goes to the seaside resort of Portmeirion while investigating the murder of a banker.

Directed by Terry Bishop.

Cast: Patrick McGoohan & Barbara Shelley.

Trivia:
The show’s original UK title was Danger Man. It was retitled as Secret Agent in the United States, and Destination Danger and John Drake in other overseas markets.

IMDb link (for S1E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

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#1439431
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Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

I discovered this show quite recently and it’s already become one of my favourites. As with many movies and TV shows in the 60’s, this was initially an attempt to cash in on “Bond Fever”, but it’s unique blend of sci-fi, avant-garde film techniques and anti-authoritarian themes made it one of themost memorable TV series of all time.

The Prisoner: Season 1 Episode 1 - “Arrival” (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aA_4ziPsA4 - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (49 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.

Directed by Don Chaffey.

Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Virginia Maskell & Guy Doleman.

Trivia:
• Some sources indicate leading man Patrick McGoohan was the sole or primary creator of the show.
• An officially licensed novel based on The Prisoner, published in 1969, refers to Number Six as “Drake”, implying that Patrick McGoohan’s character in this series is the same as in his previous show Secret Agent (originally titled Danger Man in the UK).

IMDb link (for episode 1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

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#1439430
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Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

I’ll start off with the first episode of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson’s Space: 1999.

Space: 1999: Season 1 Episode 1 - “Breakaway” (1975)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BXaGEuqxo - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (50 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Commander John Koenig, the new commander of Moonbase Alpha, leads the investigation of a mysterious disease at the station and uncovers evidence of a far greater looming disaster.

Directed by Lee H. Katzin.

Cast:
Martin Landau & Barbara Bain.

Trivia:
The show was originally conceived as a new season of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson’s UFO (1970). Consideration had been made to produce the series in Hollywood, but it was decided Britain would be more cost-effective.

IMDb link (for episode 1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

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#1439429
Topic
Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Sometimes, especially with older films or cult classics, the company that owns a movie or TV show decides to post them online for free. And sometimes a single episode of a show might be posted online to entice people to buy a full DVD or Blu-ray box set. This thread aims to make a collection of all of these officially posted movies and TV shows.

I also made a similar thread for films that are available online because they have fallen into the public domain;
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)

POSTING GUIDELINES
Make sure that the video is officially released! Do not post films uploaded by random users that simply haven’t been taken down by YouTube, Vimeo, etc. yet.
Keep the thumbnail small, please. Either find a small image or simply post the YouTube thumbnail (like this). Alternatively you can PM ZkinandBonez and I’ll make one for you.
• Any additional information about the film would be appreciated, such as links to the film’s IMDb or Wikipedia page.
• Please post any relevant technical information like the runtime, video resolution, and in the case of non-English films please point out if subtitles are available (DON’T post movies if they do not have subtitles).
• Only post videos containing just the movie. i.e. no added intros, outros, mirrored videos, cropped videos, tweaked audio, etc. This means that the uploader, who does not own the film, is trying to trick the YouTube algorithm.

A Chronological INDEX… (click on ‘Expand’ to see the Index)

FEATURE FILMS
Solaris (1972 - Russian, sci-fi, drama, mystery)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974 - horror, adventure)
Office Romance (1977 - Russian, comedy)
Stalker (1979 - Russian, drama, sci-fi, avant-garde)

TV EPISODES
Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): S1E1 - “View From The Villa” (1960 - action, crime)
The Saint: S1E1 - “The Talented Husband” (1962 - action, crime)
The Saint: S1E2 - “The Fellow Traveler” (1963 - action, crime) scroll down
The Prisoner: S1E1 - “Arrival” (1967 - sci-fi, mystery, avant-garde)
Space: 1999: S1E1 - “Breakaway” (1975 - sci-fi)

NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM oojason or one of the other mods.

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#1439347
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

It’s hardly a proper Public Domain thread on a Star Wars forum without a Flash Gordon serial, not to mention the one with the most blatant tie to franchise.

Unfortunately I could’t find a better version of it on YouTube (the aspect ratio is somewhat cropped as well), however every episode is complete with intros and cliff-hangers, as opposed to the many movie cuts that exist of this particular serial. If you know of a better version online please send me the link in a PM.

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940 movie serial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvNcU_eeXvg&t=2483s - from the Sci-Fi Hollywood Movies YouTube channel (3 hours 56 mins long - 1080p upscale)

Synopsis:
Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, a virus that is wreaking havoc on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Directed by Ford Beebe & Ray Taylor.

Cast: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes & Charles Middleton.

CHAPTER INDEX:
Chapter 1: The Purple Death
Chapter 2: Freezing Torture
Chapter 3: Walking Bombs
Chapter 4: The Destroying Ray
Chapter 5: The Palacde of Terror
Chapter 6: Flaming Death
Chapter 7: The Land of the Dead
Chapter 8: The Fiery Abyss
Chapter 9: The Pool of Peril
Chapter 10: The Death Mist
Chapter 11: Stark Treachery
Chapter 12: Doom of the Dictator

Trivia:
It is this Flash Gordon serial that inspired the iconic Star Wars opening crawl. Every episode after the first begins with an opening crawl to catch up the audience on the story so far.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439320
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Although Superman is as far from the public domain as a fictional character is likely to ever be (except for Mickey Mouse perhaps) the first cartoon serial from 1941-1942 is however, as are a lot of the work by Fleischer Studios (like the Gulliver’s Travels feature I already posted). This series is perhaps most well remembered nowadays as the main inspiration for the retro style of Batman: The Animated Series in the early 90’s.

Superman (1941-1942 animated serial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgLMH0NGvhg - from the 8thManDVD.com™ Cartoon Channel YouTube channel (2 hours 26 mins long - 720p)

A compilation of all the Superman cartoons produced between 1941 and 1942.

Directed by Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel, Isadore Sparber & Dan Gordon.

Cast: Bud Collyer & Joan Alexander.

EPISODE INDEX:
The Mad Scientist
The Mechanical Monsters
Billion Dollar Limited
The Arctic Giant
The Bulleteers
The Magnetic Telescope
Electric Earthquake
Volcano
Terror on the Midway
Japoteurs
Showdown
Eleventh Hour
Destruction, Inc.
The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent

Trivia:
The series was originally produced by Fleischer Studios, which completed the initial short and eight further cartoons in 1941 and 1942. Production was resumed in May 1942 by Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer, which produced eight more cartoons in 1942 and 1943. Superman was the final animated series initiated by Fleischer Studios, before Famous Studios officially took over production.

Wikipedia article
IMDb link to first episode

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#1439256
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Charade (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07psTPdqJQA - from the Classics to Remember YouTube channel (1 hour 53 mins long - 4K)

Synopsis:
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Directed by Stanley Donen.

Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau & James Coburn.

Trivia:
It has been described as “the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made”.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439255
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

Captain Kidd (1945)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEQjqAEXHOQ - from the PizzaFlix YouTube channel (1 hour 27 mins long - 720p)

Synopsis:
The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Directed by Rowland V. Lee.

Cast: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott & Barbara Britton.

Trivia:
In his memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev noted that this was one of Joseph Stalin’s favorite films, and that Stalin identified with the mischievous captain.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

And the colourized version if you wish to dabble in such things:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BVn4GQDFUo

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#1439254
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

As you can tell from all the films posted above, the public domain is disproportionately represented by horror and thrillers, however there are a few notable lighthearted films as well.


The first American animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is about as far from public domain as most films are likely to get, but the second is not.

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rehNT9wIjUg - from the Cult Cinema Classics YouTube channel (1 hour 15 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Directed by Dave Fleischer.

Cast: Pinto Colvig & Jack Merce.

Trivia:
The Fleischer Studios’ first feature-length animated film, as well as the second animated feature film produced by an American studio after Walt Disney Productions’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as Paramount had commissioned the feature in response to the success of that film.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

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#1439253
Topic
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Time

If there was ever the perfect embodiment of the “so bad it’s good” movie, this is it. I’m pretty convinced that this film have become a cult classic almost solely based on it’s fascinatingly bizarre production history (summarized in the trivia section below).

The Terror (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBrTFbPfwXg - from the Cult Cinema Classics YouTube channel (1 hour 19 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
A young officer in Napoleon’s Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Directed by Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola (three or four days), Jack Hale (one day), Monte Hellman (a few days), Jack Hill (a few days), Dennis Jakob (one day), & Jack Nicholson (one day).

Cast: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson & Sandra Knight.

Trivia:
The Terror began as a challenge to shoot most of a gothic film in two days using left over sets from The Raven (1963). It turned into the longest production of producer Roger Corman’s career – an ordeal that required five directors and nine months to complete.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article