Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

Star Odyssey (Italian Star Wars) 1979

star, wars, space, odyssey, war, robots, planets, cosmos, Italian, SciFi, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, laser, swords, light, sabers, androids

Third in a series of Italian science fiction films clearly inspired by Star Wars. This entry features a couple of comical robots. Three other films in the series are #1 War of the Planets (aka Cosmos 1977), #2 War of the Robots (1978) and #4 Beast in Space (1980). The series is most famous for its gold skinned blond androids and the use of reflective "light sabers".

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Adventure, Drama, romance, Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck

The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa. He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death. The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing.

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef


You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. This film contributed courtesy of SabuCat Productions.

Oliver Twist

Drama

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

Africa Screams

comedy, Abbott, Costello, Abbott and Costello

from IMDB.com: "Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals." Also stars Clyde Beatty and Shemp Howard. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television.

Dementia 13

horror, Francis Ford Coppola

Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this horror film depicts a strange family, complete with insanity and axe murders. This film scared the hell out of me as a kid.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Immigrant"

Charlie Chaplin, Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 61st Film Released June 17 1917. The Immigrant (also called Broke) starring the Charlie Chaplin Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and befriends a young woman along the way. It also stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell. The movie was written and directed by Chaplin.

Texas Terror

John Wayne

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

A Star Is Born

Drama

Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine (Fredric March), is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine. She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing This was also Lana Turner's film debut as an extra.

Born to Win

drama, Comedy, George Segal, Robert De Niro

J.J. (George Segal) is a former hairdresser turned heroin addict trying to satisfy his $100 per day habit and deal with the New York City drug culture. In order to get by, he turns narc and starts ratting on his friends.

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