Public Domain Movies

Man with A Movie Camera (1929)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: Mikhail Kaufman
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Night and Fog (1956)
Running Time: 32 mins Black & White
Starring: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

This Is Cinerama (1952)
Running Time: 115 mins Color
Starring: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk
A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and photographic means. Cinerama format opens with Rockaway Playland Roller Coaster, then Temple Dance from "Aida", views of Niagra Falls, Long Island Choir - an early test of CineramaSound in B&W -, Canals of Venice, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, bullfight and musical performance in Spain, Act II finale of "AIDA" at La Scala Opera House, Milan. "Intermission 15 minutes" Act II commences with a sound demonstration - "we call it stereophonic sound" says LT. Then to Cypress Gardens, Florida, for trick water skiing and boating scenes. The last half of Act II- "America the Beautiful"- is viewed from the nose of a low flying B-25 aeroplane. Finally, credits.

Triumph of the Will (1935)
Running Time: 110 mins Black & White
Starring: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann
The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Vancouver, The World in a City (1980)
Running Time: 1 min Color

A promotional film highlighting the city of Vancouver and surrounding areas from the early 1980’s. “It features several aerial views of the city and highlights the many activities available to enjoy in or near the city.”

Why We Fight (World War 2 Frank Capra Documentaries) (1943)
Running Time: 41 mins Black & White
Starring: Walter Huston
The Nazi Strike was the second of Col. Frank Capra's government-ordained "Why We Fight" series. This hard-hitting documentary artfully assembles existing stock footage to trace the rise of Adolf Hitler and his thirst for world conquest. Virtually wresting the German government from more moderate politicos, Hitler installs a dictatorship. Having subjugated the Jewish citizens in his own country, Der Fuhrer moves onto the Rhineland and Austria, and demands the annexation of Czechoslovakia. Despite his assurances of "peace in our time," Hitler marches into Poland. World War II is the undesirable but inevitable end result. Like all the "Why We Fight" films, The Nazi Strike was designed to clarify the meaning and importance of the war effort to the average GI.