Public Domain Movies released in 1940

Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch are discovered after months of living on the roof of Broadcasting House with their chickens and Lewis the goat, waiting for their chance at stardom. On their subsequent aimless travels in their overladen car, the Askeytoff II, they end up renting the haunted Droom Castle for the princely sum of £3. The perfectly natural explanation for the ghost is that Nazis are at the bottom of it all (in the basement), using a TV hook-up to Berlin.

AKA The Border Legion Wanted by the law in New York, Dr. Steve Kells (Roy Rogers) heads west and arrives in an area controlled by an outlaw gang known as the Border Legion. When the gang's boss is wounded, they kidnap Kells and force him to remove the bullet. Not allowed to leave and being a wanted man, he joins the gang. Now wanted as a gang member also, he nevertheless plans a raid that will lead the entire gang into a trap.

This movie is based on the movie serial. From IMDb: Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon a civilization buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface.

Ken Mitchell (Ken Maynard) arrives to take possession of a ranch left to him by his Uncle Jim. He meets and falls in love with Ann Markham (Dorothy Short), whose father has been killed by gunmen of rancher Collins (Ted Adams), who schemes to gain possession of all the surrounding ranches by foreclosing on their mortgages.

Based on the novel by Gene Stratton-Porter.

Gaslight, 1940, aka 'Angel Street' Tagline: "Patrick Hamilton's famous play brought to the screen - thrill by thrill as only the British know how!' From IMDb: Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden. Stars Anton Walbrook, Diane Wynyard, Frank Pettingtgell, Cathleen Cordell.

Sadie (Irene Rich) owns a riverboat that gold-miners are using to travel to their claims, while gambling and drinking on the way. The Yukon Mining Company sends Thorne (Melvin Lang) to take over Sadie's boat and then cheat the miners out of their claims.

Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation. Along with plenty of laughs and fast paced dialog this film provides a witty and cynical look at news business. There is a slight audio sync problem in the first couple minutes of the film.

Film based on the comic strip by Al Capp. Dogpatch comes to life with Buster Keaton, Edgar Kennedy and more.

Taken from IMDB: A delivery boy for a flower shop, who thinks of himself as an amateur detective, finds out that his boss is mixed up with a foreign espionage ring.

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