Public Domain Movies released in 1945

Tim takes a job as a lowly chipper because he has been afraid to go high ever since a bad fall in which he was injured and another workman was killed. A poverty-row quickie.

"Adolescent believes that his widowed mother's suitor may have murdered his father. Stylish cheapie by the recognized master of stylish cheapies." - noir expert Spencer Selby

German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an inherently decent person who has become completely corrupted by Johnny.

Government agent Charlie Chan is investigating a spy ring intent on stealing radar plans, which leads him to a radio station in a building also containing a radar research facility. Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, and Benson Fong Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter perform a version of their nightclub routine. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. IMDb Link

Stolen diamonds are at the heart of a game of body, body, who's got the body played by two reporters, a crook, two employees of a wax museum, and the police. Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco, Paul Hurst, Don Beddoe, Charles Halton, and George E. Stone IMDb Page The 676MB MPEG4 file was derived from the 3GB MPEG2 found on this page.

Stars - ROBERT LOWERY - PHYLLIS BROOKS - MARY TREEN - JOE SAWYER - ROGER PRYOR - RALPH SANFORD - EDWARD GARGAN 'A BLOCK-BUSTER OF HIGH TENSION THRILLS!' "Years after a terrible accident that claimed the life of a coworker, plant rigger Robert Lowery labors under the burden of being blamed for the employee's death. Suddenly, Lowery is afforded the opportunity to redeem his honor, and he seizes it." from TCM

Erich von Stroheim is The Great Flamarion, a marksman who employs Mary Beth Hughes and Dan Duryea, a married couple, for his vaudeville act. Having decided to rid herself of her husband, Mary Beth plots to trick von Stroheim into doing the dirty work for her.

With the railroad coming to Red Rock, trouble is expected and Billy (Buster Crabbe) has been sent ot help his friend Fuzzy (Al St. John) who is the town's Sheriff, Judge, and barber. When the man that sent Billy is murdered and the railroad location map stolen, broken match sticks point to Vic Landreau. While Billy tries to find the missing map, Landreau suspects Billy is on to him and plans to have him killed.

Charles Laughton plays Kidd, a merchant captain who cons the King of England (Henry Daniell) into allowing him to take to the sea to recover a lost treasure and escort a ship back to London. An old fellow conspirator who he thought dead (John Carradine) and a mysterious young man (Randolph Scott) manage to get on board and cause problems for Kidd.

Private Snafu and a Japanese sailor simultaneously land on a deserted island, discover each other and fight it out until the private kills the sailor and attempts to sell his sword as a souvenir.

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