Public Domain Movies released in 1945

Taken from IMDB: Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect.

A haggard mosquito complains how tough life is with the military taking the proper precautions against malaria infection.

Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage from Detour) finds an infamous gangster's corpse in a wax museum. Her desire for a scoop is hindered by a meddling rival (William Gargan), the museum's goofy maintenance man (Leo Gorcey), and the ruthless killer (B-horror king George Zucco).
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A humourous look at the Aleutian Islands and their strategic value.

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038259/combined Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce played Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson in fourteen films between 1939-1946.

Jean Renoir's classic tale of a cotton picker (Zachary Scott) who moves his wife (Betty Field) and children to a run down farm in hopes that they can grow their own cotton and make for a better future.

"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make.

"Sultry woman's boyfriend has her hook middle-aged clerk for his money, leading first to ironic and then tragic complications. Second of a pair of closely related middle class nightmares directed by Fritz Lang. (Remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 French film, La Chienne.)" - noir expert Spencer Selby

While on his way to Australia on an unrelated case, Charlie Chan investigates two murders involving "hot money" that occur aboard ship. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. Stars: Sidney Toler, Gloria Warren, Victor Sen Young, Rick Vallin, Joseph Crehan, Willie Best, John Harmon, Bruce Edwards, Dick Elliott, Joe Allen, Jr., and Amira Moustafa IMDb Page

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... - IMDB Description

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