Public Domain Movies released in 1940

In the second East Side Kids film, Muggs and the gang are on their way to summer camp when they give a judge a lift to his gloomy mansion. After he later turns up dead, the kids find themselves searching dark passageways dominated by the sinister Minerva Urecal in their quest for the killer.

Our Town is a 1940 film adaptation of a play of the same name by Thornton Wilder starring William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee and Frank Craven. It was adapted by Harry Chandlee, Craven and Wilder. It was directed by Sam Wood. The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Scott, who repeated her stage role as Emily Webb, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Aaron Copland was nominated for Best Score. This film is in the public domain.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032416/ Young Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres) is still being trained at General Hospital by old, crusty Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). This time, he tries to rehabilitate Gregory Lane, a brain surgeon depressed over losing too many patients (and incidentally Kildare's romantic rival for nurse Mary Lamont). Lane's losing streak takes a new turn when one of his patients survives...but seems to be insane. Or is the man's strange obsession with Friday the clue to a mystery?

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. - IMDB Description

A yodeling Bill Hickok, assisted by Calamity Jane, is after a foreign agent and his guerrilla band.

Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive in this Christmas classic. IMDb

A skip-tracer doesn't realize that the radio he is trying to repossess contains stolen diamonds.

Mr. Wong and a girl reporter investigate a shipping magnate's murder.

Taken from IlMDB: When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.

Bill Cody (Roy Rogers) and friend Gabby Whitaker (George Hayes) are called on by the US Army to survey the New Mexico territory. Don Regas (Hugh Sothern) is not happy with the survey since he feels that the Army is out to cheat or rob him of his rightful land, but is assured by Cody that all will be fair.

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