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Be sure to check out our other movies. This week we continue Superman Month.

Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Story by Bill Turner & Tedd Pierce
Based on Characters Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Bud Collyer as Superman/Clark Kent
Joan Alexander as Lois Lane
Julian Noa as Perry White
Jackson Beck as the Narrator

Be sure to check out our other movies. This week we continue Superman Month.

Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Story by Seymour Kneitel & Isidore Sparber
Based on Characters Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Bud Collyer as Superman/Clark Kent
Joan Alexander as Lois Lane
Jackson Beck as the Narrator

Be sure to check out our other movies.

This week we begin Superman Month. We'll be showing two episodes each week from the Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons.

Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Story by Seymour Kneitel & Isidore Sparber
Based on Characters Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Cast:
Bud Collyer as Superman/Clark Kent
Joan Alexander as Lois Lane
Jackson Beck as the Narrator

Be sure to check out our other movies.

This week we begin Superman Month. We'll be showing two episodes each week from the Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons.

Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Story by Seymour Kneitel & Isidore Sparber
Based on Characters Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

Cast:
Bud Collyer as Superman/Clark Kent
Joan Alexander as Lois Lane
Julian Noa as Perry White
Jack Mercer as the Mad Scientist
Jackson Beck as the Narrator, Radio Newscaster

Be sure to check out our other movies. New movies posted every Friday! Next week will be the start of Superman Month, so be sure to stick around for that.

Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's movie is Charade.

Directed by Stanley Donen
Produced by Stanley Donen
Screenplay by Peter Stone

Cast:
Cary Grant as Peter Joshua
Audrey Hepburn as Regina "Reggie" Lampert
Walter Matthau as Carson Dyle
James Coburn as Tex Panthollow
George Kennedy as Herman Scobie
Dominique Minot as Sylvie Gaudel
Ned Glass as Leopold W. Gideon
Jacques Marin as Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
Paul Bonifas as Mr. Felix, the stamp dealer
Thomas Chelimsky as Jean-Louis Gaudel

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's movie is Abraham Lincoln.

Also sorry for the erratic release schedule. Sometimes things get in the way and I can't post movies.

Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by D. W. Griffith & Joseph M. Schenck
Written by Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine, Jr., Gerrit Lloyd

Cast:
Walter Huston as Abraham Lincoln
Una Merkel as Ann Rutledge
W. L. Thorne as Tom Lincoln
Helen Freeman as Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Otto Hoffman as Denton Offut
Edgar Deering as Armstrong
Una Merkel as Ann Rutledge
Russell Simpson as Lincoln's Employer
Charles Crockett as Sheriff
Kay Hammond as Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Ware as Mrs. Edwards
E. Alyn Warren as Stephen A. Douglas
Jason Robards as Herndon
Gordon Thorpe as Tad Lincoln
Ian Keith as John Wilkes Booth
Cameron Prudhomme as John Hay (secretary to the president)
James Bradbury, Sr. as General Scott
Jimmie Eagle as Young Soldier
E. Alyn Warren as General Grant
Oscar Apfel as Secretary of War Stanton
Frank Campeau as General Sheridan
Hobart Bosworth as General Lee
Henry B. Walthall as Colonel Marshall

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is The Little Shop of Horrors.

Directed and Produced by: Roger Corman
Screenplay by: Charles B. Griffith

Cast:
Jonathan Haze as Seymour Krelboyne
Jackie Joseph as Audrey Fulquard
Mel Welles as Gravis Mushnick
Dick Miller as Burson Fouch
Myrtle Vail as Winifred Krelboyne
Karyn Kupcinet as Shirley
Toby Michaels as Shirley's Friend
Leola Wendorff as Mrs. Siddie Shiva
Lynn Storey as Mrs. Hortense Feuchtwanger
Wally Campo as Sergeant Joe Fink
Jack Warford as Officer Frank Stoolie
Meri Welles as Leonora Clyde
John Herman Shaner as Dr. Phoebus Farb
Jack Nicholson as Wilbur Force

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is The Ten Commandments.

Directed and Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille
Written By: Jeanie MacPherson

Cast:

Story of Moses:
Theodore Roberts as Moses, The Lawgiver
Charles De Roche as Rameses, The Magnificent
Estelle Taylor as Miriam, The Sister of Moses
Julia Faye as Nefertari
Pat Moore as Amun-her-khepeshef
James Neill as Aaron, Brother of Moses
Lawson Butt as Dathan, The Discontented
Clarence Burton as The Taskmaster
Noble Johnson as The Bronze Man

Modern Day:
Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Martha McTavish
Richard Dix as John McTavish
Rod La Rocque as Dan McTavish
Leatrice Joy as Mary Leigh
Nita Naldi as Sally Lung, a Eurasian
Robert Edeson as Redding, an Inspector
Charles Ogle as The Doctor
Agnes Ayres as The Outcast

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is McLintock!.

Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
Produced By: Michael Wayne
Written By James Edward Grant

Cast:
John Wayne as George Washington "G.W." McLintock
Maureen O'Hara as Katherine McLintock
Patrick Wayne as Devlin Warren
Stefanie Powers as Becky McLintock
Jack Kruschen as Jake Birnbaum

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is D.O.A.

Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Produced by: Leo C. Popkin
Screenplay by: Russell Rouse & Clarence Greene

Cast:
Edmond O'Brien as Frank Bigelow
Pamela Britton as Paula Gibson
Luther Adler as Majak
Lynn Baggett as Mrs. Phillip
William Ching as Halliday
Henry Hart as Stanley Phillips
Beverly Garland as Miss Foster
Neville Brand as Chester
Laurette Luez as Marla Rakubian
Virginia Lee as Jeannie

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is Gulliver's Travels.

Directed By: Dave Fleischer
Produced By: Max Fleischer
Written By: Dan Gordon
Cal Howard
Ted Pierce
Edmond Seward
Isadore Sparber

Cast:
Sam Parker as Gulliver
Pinto Colvig as Gabby
Jack Mercer as King Little, Twinkletoes, Sneak, Snoop, Snitch
Ted Pierce as King Bombo
Jessica Dragonette as the singing voice of Princess Glory
Livonia Warren as the speaking voice of Princess Glory
Lanny Ross as the singing voice of Prince David
Cal Howard as the speaking voice of Prince David

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is Safety Last!

Directed By: Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
Produced By: Hal Roach
Written By: H. M. Walker

The Cast:
Harold Lloyd as The Boy
Mildred Davis as The Girl
Bill Strother as The Pal, "Limpy" Bill
Noah Young as The Law
Westcott Clarke as Mr. Stubbs, The Floorwalker
Earl Mohan as The Drunk
Mickey Daniels as The Kid
Anna Townsend as The Grandma

73 Min, B&W, Silent

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Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. Today's film is The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Good evening everyone! Tonight marks the 80th anniversary of the most infamous broadcast in American history.

In 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater were given their own hour long show on CBS. The program mostly adapted classic novels for radio, with episodes based on Dracula, Treasure Island and A Tale of Two Cities.

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, Dementia 13.

Also tomorrow. we'll have a special treat for Halloween. So be sure to check that out and remember to keep watching the skies.

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, Carnival of Souls.

Also next Tuesday we'll have a special treat for Halloween. So be sure to check that out and remember to keep watching the skies.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, The City of the Dead.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, House on Haunted Hill

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, The Cat and the Canary.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue with todays film, The Phantom of the Opera.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We continue Horror History Month with our third film, Nosferatu.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!

October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week.

We continue Horror History Month with our second film, Frankenstein (1910).

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday!


October is Horror History Month and we're going to celebrate with two horror films a week. We'll be going through the history of horror films, of course all within the public domain.

We're kicking things off with the first horror film ever made, The Haunted Castle. Of course this is one of the surviving 200 films directed by George Méliès.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday! With October beginning next Monday, we'll be starting Horror History Month with two horror films every week.

Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. We continue Silent September with todays film, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Be sure to check out our other films. New films posted every Monday and Friday! With October beginning next Monday, we'll be starting Horror History Month with two horror films every week.

Hello and welcome to the Public Domain Theater. We continue Silent September with todays film, Ella Cinders. While not exactly the most well known silent film, it is kind of important for being the first feature-length film based on a comic. The Ella Cinders comic strip began in 1925 and lasted until 1961, following the adventures of a young woman trying to survive living with her stepmother and stepsisters. Essentially it's a adaptation of Cinderella set in contemporary 1920s America.

Now when most people think of comic-based films they usually think of superhero films and serials like Batman or Captain Marvel. However before comic books rose to popularity in the 1930s, it was the comic strip that dominated the comic business. Though you may have noticed that I said it was the first "Feature-Length" comic adaptation. I had to specify that because it wasn't exactly the first comic movie. In 1911 Windsor McCay released an animated short based on his popular comic strip, Little Nemo. The short itself only takes up four minutes of the film's eleven minute running time.

Directed By Alfred E. Green
Written By Frank Griffin, Mervyn LeRoy & George Marion, Jr.

Cast:
Colleen Moore - Ella Cinders
Lloyd Hughes - Waite Lifter
Vera Lewis - Ma Cinders
Doris Baker - Lotta Pill
Emily Gerdes - Prissy Pill
Mike Donlin - Film Studio Gateman
Jed Prouty - Mayor
Jack Duffy - Fire Chief
Harry Allen - Photographer
Alfred E. Green - Director
D'Arcy Corrigan - Editor
E.H. Calvert - Studio Actor (uncredited)
Russell Hopton - Studio Actor (uncredited)
Harry Langdon - Harry Langdon (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie - Indian (uncredited)

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