Public Domain Movies - Feature Films

It Happened Out West 1937

Paul Kelly, Judith Allen, Johnny Arthur, LeRoy Mason, Western

Ann tries to turn the ranch she inherited into a dairy farm, but everyone wants her to sell out - some because they know there is a rich vein of silver on the land, and some because they think she will not be able to succeed with the ranch.

Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 40: "Teen Terrors" Double Feature

horror, drive in, sci fi, teens, teenagers, monster

Well, with summer cooling down, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the kids going back to school with every parents' nightmare - Teenagers! And what better way than to present some vintage "Teen Terrors" from the 1950's. First up, after the usual coming attractions and invites to the Snack Bar, we are pleased to bring you a wonderful short subject warning our youth about alcohol. Then, our first feature is "Teenagers From Outer Space" featuring a "bad" kid and a giant Lobster! Finally, after a brief intermission, we proudly bring you the low-budget wonder "Teenage Zombies".

Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 49: "A Wild - Wilder" Double Feature

Lon Chaney Jr., W. Lee Wilder, drive in, horror, sci fi, yeti

Hellooooo and welcome back to everyone's favorite shocking internet drive-in! Well with summer in full swing (at least here in that wonderland of confusion - the good ol' USA), we thought it might be appropriate to chill things out a bit with some snow and surf. And what better way to chill things out than with two more classics brought to us by that film entrepreneur, W. Lee Wilder! First up, after some "serial" fun and a jiving cartoon, Billy's older brother brings us 1954's "The Snow Creature" about - you guessed it - an abominable snowman or Yeti.

Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 51: "Hot Hercules" Double Feature

drive in, horror, sci fi, Hercules, mythology, popeye

Whew! Welcome back to your favorite drive-in on a hot sweltering August night in the good old USA. And, in honor of hot sweaty men and nicely endowed ladies, we are happy to bring you two classics of a Herculean nature. First up, after some muscle bound coming attractions as well as an appropriate "Popeye" cartoon, the management is proud to present that classic mixture of myth and science fiction - "Hercules Against the Moon Men", starring Alan Steel as Dwayne Johnson's namesake.

X Marks The Spot - 1931

Newspaper, crime, drama, 1931, murder, showgirl, suspect, Detective, tiffany, Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Fred Kohler

A newspaper reporter, with a desparate need for $5,000, borrows the money from a "shady character." Years later the reporter is charged with a murder he did not commit. Spoiler alert, the truth comes out in the end, the bad guy gets what's coming to him, and the good guy has a bright future. There's a little drama along the way, but there's no treasure map. I found this on this website; with most of the opening credits missing, and too much hiss and crackle in the audio. I used a shot of the 1931 movie poster to make a title card, and cleaned up the audio.

Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge (Gene Autry)

yodelin kid from pine ridge, Gene Autry, autry, smileyn burnette, Henry Hall, Charles Middleton, joseph kane, westerns, early westerns

1937 directed by Joseph Kane starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Betty Bronson, LeRoy Mason, Charles Middleton, Russell Simpson, Jack Dougherty, Henry Hall and the Tennessee Ramblers. It's Cattle-men versus Turpentiners, with Gene (and a girl) caught in the middle. Lots of singin', shootin' and hard ridin'.

Old Barn Dance (Gene Autry)

Old Barn Dance, Gene Autry, autry, Smiley Burnette, Joan Valerie, Earl Dwire, Roy Rogers, Walt Shrum, Colordado Hillbillies, Stafford Sisters, Maple City Four, westerns

1938 directed by Joseph Kane starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Joan Valerie, Sammy McKim, Ivan Miller, Earl Dwire and Hooper Atchley with the Stafford Sisters, the Maple City Four, Walt Shrum and his Colorado Hillbillies and a guest appearance by Roy Rogers.  Gene and his boys ride into town to set up a barn dance and a horse sale.  However, most of the ranchers have recently purchased new tractors and have no need for horses.  Meanwhile, Sally, the manager of the struggling, local