List of the Best Public Domain Films for Broadcast – RetroFilm Vault

For TV Stations and Media Distribution Services, these are some of the best public domain films we have sold over the last two decades. You’ll find a full range of timeless public domain movies that still capture audiences. Horror and sci fi films are always popular. Landmark historic films like Birth of a Nation. Even Martial Arts titles with Bruce Lee are here. Romance, Comedy, Drama, Action, Adventure! We have it all.
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Horror Movies


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A Bucket of Blood
(Available in HD)

Attack of the Giant Leeches

Carnival of Souls
(1962)
(Available in HD)

Dementia 13
(1963)
(Available in HD)

The House on Haunted Hill
(1959) 75 mins

Killer Shrews, The
(1959)

Little Shop of Horrors
(1961)
(Available in HD)

Night of the Living Dead
(1968) 96 mins
(Available in HD)

Night Tide
(1963)
Dennis Hopper
(Available in HD)

Nosferatu
(1922)

Phantom of the Opera
(1923)

Spider Baby!
(Available in HD)

The Terror (1963)
(Available in HD)

White Zombie
(1932) 69 mins
(Available in HD)

Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages (1922)

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Sci Fi Movies

Destination Moon
(1950)
Missile to the Moon
(1959)
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
(1963)
(Available in HD)

Last Man on Earth
Vincent Price
(Available in HD)

Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

Radar Men From the Moon
(1951)
Teenagers from Outer Space
(1959)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
(1964)

 

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Exploitation Movies

Reefer Madness

Get Christie Love
(1974)

Jailbait
(1954)

Slave of the Cannibal God
(1978)

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Action / Adventure

The Magic Sword
(1960) Color, 80 mins

The Most Dangerous Game
(1932) 70 mins

The Son of Monte Cristo
(1940) 92 mins

Black Heritage Films


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Jackie Robinston Story, The

Joe Louis Story, The

The Duke Is Tops
(1938) 73 mins

Hi De Ho
(1947) 64 mins Cab Calloway

Jivin’ in Be-Bop
(1946) 58 mins

Lou Gehrig Story, The

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Comedy

At War With the Army
(Available in HD)

Beat the Devil
Humphrey Bogart
(Available in HD)

The Flying Deuces
(1939) 65 mins
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
(Available in HD)

Heartbeat
(1946) Ginger Rogers
(Available in HD)

His Girl Friday
(1940) 92 mins Cary Grant
(Available in HD)

Inspector General
(1949)
Danny Kaye

My Favorite Brunette
(Available in HD)

My Man Godfrey
(1936) 95 mins William Powell
(Available in HD)

The Road to Bali
(1952) Color, 90 mins Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour

The Smallest Show on Earth
(1957, British) 80 mins

 

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Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac
(1950) 112 mins Oscar-winning performance by Jose Ferrer

A Farewell to Arms
(Available in HD)

A Star is Born
(1937)
(Available in HD)

Our Town
(1940) 90 mins William Holden and Martha Scott

Rain
(1932) 90 mins Joan Crawford

A Walk in the Sun

Zulu
(Available in HD)
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Romance

Algiers
(1938) 99 mins Hedy Lamarr

The Last Time I Saw Paris
(1954) Color, 115 mins Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson

Love Affair
(1939) 87 mins Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer

Indescretion of an American Wife

Film Noir

Borderline

Big Combo, The
(Available in HD)

Charade
Carey Grant, Audrey Hepburn
(Available in HD)

Detour
(1945) 68 mins Classic Edgar G. Ulmer B-pic.

D.O.A.
(1950) 83 mins Edmond O’Brien

Gilda
Rita Hayworth
(Available in HD)

Impact

The Man Who Knew Too Much
Alfred Hitchcock
(Available in HD)

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The Naked Kiss
(1964) 92 mins
Constance Towers
(Available in HD)

The Red House
(Available in HD)

Scarlet Street
(Available in HD)

Stranger, The
Orson Welles
(Available in HD)

Suddenly
Frank Sinatra
(Available in HD)

The Third Man
(Available in HD)

Touch of Evil
Orson Welles
(Available in HD)

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Mystery!

And Then There Were None
(1945) 98 mins Agatha Christie mystery.

The Bat
(1959) 80 mins Vincent Price, Agnes Moorhead.
(Available in HD)

Cat O’ Nine Tails
(1971) Color, 112 mins
(Available in HD)

Detectives

Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill
(1946) 71 mins Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
(1947) 65 mins Ralph Byrd

The Kennel Murder Case
(1933) 73 mins William Powell With Mary Astor.

Musicals

The Fabulous Dorseys
(1947) 89 mins Janet Blair, Paul Whiteman

Penny Serenade
Cary Grant

Royal Wedding
(1951) Color, 93 mins Fred Astaire and Jane Powell

Stagedoor Canteen
(1943) 132 mins

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Westerns

Angel and the Badman
(1947) 100 mins John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey
(Available in HD)

Chino
Charles Bronson

Fighting Caravans
(1931) 80 mins Zane Grey, Gary Cooper

McClintock!
John Wayne

One-Eyed Jacks
(1961) Color, 141 mins Marlon Brando, Karl Malden Directed by Marlon Brando
(Available in HD)

The Outlaw
Jane Russel

Ride in the Whirlwind

The Shooting

Stagecoach
(Available in HD)

Bells of San Angelo
(1947) Color, 78 mins Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans and Andy Devine

The Big Show
(1936) 70 mins Gene Autry

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Landmark Films

Birth of a Nation
Nosferatu
Metropolis
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Trip to the Moon


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Children’s

Gulliver’s Travels
(Available in HD)

Jack and the Beanstalk
(1952) Color, 78 mins Abbott and Costello

 

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Serials

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
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Martial Arts

Fists of Fury
The Big Boss

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