Public Domain Movies released in 1940

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Easterner Madeline Hammond (Jo Ann Sayers) has decided to buy a cattle ranch not knowing that there is an ammunition smuggling ring operating off her land. When her workers who venture too close to the smugglers' hideout and begin getting shot at she must find a way to stop it. The only man that can help bring the corruption to an end is a drunk head named Gene Stewart (Victor Jory) who has been forced into exile after a brawl with the town sheriff (Tom Tyler) who is a leader of the smuggling operation.

Roy Rogers, posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds (Bob Steele), the man who killed his brother. To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts. Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw.

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The first film adaptation of the "Lum and Abner" Radio Program.

AKA Men with Steel Faces. Re-edited feature version of serial The Phantom Empire (1935) Singer Gene Autry discovers a race of advanced humans living beneath the earth.

U. S. Army Intelligence Service Lieutenant Jerry Burke (Roy Rogers) is sent to Denver to investigate Indian uprisings and internal trouble which threaten the success of the Union cause. He is accompanied by his sidekick Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes). On the westward-bound stagecoach, they meet Lylah Stanford (Pauline Moore) and Etta Mae (Maude Eburne). Lylah is on her way to Denver to be married.

A fight in a diner over the claims of conflicting gangster factions reveals Bob "Killer" Meade (Ralph Cooper) as a rising lawbreaker in Harlem.

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.

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