Public Domain Movies

Bat Whispers (1930)
Running Time: 82 mins Black & White
Starring: Chester Morris, Richard Tucker, Chance Ward, Una Merkel, Maude Eburne.
After stealing a necklace from a rich socialite, a master criminal known as "The Bat" escapes to the country where he terrorizes the inhabitants of a spooky mansion. From a novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Dir. Roland West

Beast Of Borneo (1934)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Mae Stuart, John Preston, Eugene Sigaloff
A crazed scientist needs primates to conduct experiments to prove his own theory of evolution, so he organizes an expedition into the jungles of Borneo to capture the animals he needs.

Black Doll (1938)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Nan Grey, Donald Woods
A child's toy hides certain death.

Chandu On The Magic Isle (1934)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
A magician travels to a mysterious ilsand, Lemuri, to battle a cult of evil.

Chloe, Love Is Calling You (1934)
Running Time: 55 mins Black & White
Starring: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Molly O'Day, Frank Joyner.
Voodoo lady joins forces with a disgruntled turpentine factory employee to seek revenge on the man that did them wrong. Dir. Marshall Neilan.

Condemned To Live (1935)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Ralph Morgan, Maxine Doyle, Russell Gleason, Mischa Auer, Lucy Beaumont.
Doctor suffers unknowingly from a terrifying vampire curse, thanks to the cleanup efforts of a loyal servant. Dir. Frank R. Strayer

Crime Of Dr. Crespi (1935)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Erich Von Stroheim, Paul Guilfoyle, Dwight Frye, Geraldine Kay, Harriet Russell.
Brilliant, crazy surgeon (Stroheim) develops a powerful sedative which produces a death-like state. When the man who stole Stroheim's girlfriend is admitted to the Emergency Room, it's a grand opportunity to test the serum, and get a little revenge. Written and Produced by John H. Auer. Based on Poe's "The Premature Burial". Dir. John H. Auer

Crimes Of Stephen Hawke (1936)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, Eric Portman, D.J. Williams, Ben Soutten.
Crazy-man Tod Slaughter plays a mild-mannered moneylender who moonlights as the serial killer known as "The Spinebreaker" for his unique way of taking care of his victims. Dir. George King

Death Kiss (1933)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan, Alexander Carr, Adrienne Ames, Wade Boteler.
On the set of a gangster film, the star is killed as they shoot the last scene. The list of suspects includes the actor's manager, the studio chief, an actress and the director! With original COLOR effects. Dir. Edwin L. Marin

Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (1936)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, John Singer, Eve Lister, Bruce Seton.
The story of Sweeney Todd! Psycho barber makes a deal to provide the filling for a baker's meat pies--just try to guess what kind of meat he uses! Written by George King. Dir. George King

Dr. Syn (1937)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood
The Vicar of Dymchurch rides at night as a pirate

Edgar Wallace's The Terror (1938)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Arthur Wontner
A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After his former accomplices are released from prison, they go searching for their former boss to take their revenge and get their share of the loot.

Face at the Window (1939)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter
Set in France in 1880. A series of murders is attributed to a Wolf Man.

Face At the Window (1939)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu, Marjorie Taylor, Robert Adair.
French aristocrat is really a psychotic killer who uses his crimes to distract the authorities while his brother robs banks. Dir. George King.

Freaks (1932)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Ghost (1936)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Tim McCoy, Claudia Dell, Walter Miller
A professor invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. He and his invention are captured by a gang of robbers. A federal agent is sent to rescue him.

Ghost Walks (1934)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle, Johnny Arthur.
To promote his latest work a playwright hires an actor to dress up as a ghost and crash a high society party. The plan backfires when a real spectre appears and begins knocking off the guests. Dir. Frank R. Strayer

Ghoul (1933)
Running Time: 79 mins Black & White
Starring: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison, Ralph Richardson.
Egyptologist insists on being buried with a rare jewel that has resurrection powers. If it's not in his crypt, he promises he'll seek revenge. Dir. T. Hayes Hunter

Hooded Terror, The (1938)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: George Curzon, Tod Slaughter, Greta Gynt
Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

It's Never Too Late To Mend (1937)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Jack Livesey, Marjorie Taylor, Ian Colin.
Nasty squire sends an innocent man to a squallid prison so he can get the other's girl. Dir. David MacDonald

Living Dead, The (1936)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Gerald du Maurier, George Curzon, Grete Natzler, Wally Patch.
Mad doctor devises a unique way to earn his fortune: he kills people, gets a bundle in insurance money, then revives his victims. Everything goes as planned until Scotland Yard starts snooping around. Dir. Thomas Bentley

Midnight At Madam Tussaud's (1936)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Charles Oliver, James Carew, Kim Peacock, Lucille Lisle, Lydia Sherwood.
Wealthy investor bets he can spend the night in a creepy wax museum, unaware that his intended son-in-law plans his demise. Dir. George Pearson

Midnight At Madame Tussauds (1936)
Black & White
Explorer Sir Clive bets that he can spend the night alone in Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors. Meanwhile, crooks hope to exploit his ward, Carol, for her fortune.

Monster Walks, The (1932)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis, Mischa Auer, Martha Mattox, Willie Best (Sleep n' Eat).
Heiress travels to the spooky mansion she is to inherit, but finds a conspiracy led by her paralyzed uncle, who uses his son, the housekeeper and an ape living in the cellar to carry out his plans. Dir. Frank R. Strayer

Murder At The Baskervilles (1937)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming
Sherlock Holmes and Watson travel to the home of their old friend Baskerville who wants Holmes to figure out who stole his prized race horse Silver Blaze and murdered the groom. The primary suspect is the young rider who loves the daughter of Baskerville, but he is innocent. Holmes finds the horse on a neighboring farm and deduces that his old enemy Moriarity is behind the mayhem.

Murder By Television (1935)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Hattie McDaniel, George Meeker.
Inventor designs a TV receiver which can pick up a signal anywhere in the world. When he's found murdered, an FBI agent must use the invention to find the killer. Dir. Clifford Sanforth

Murder In The Red Barn (1936)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Sophie Stewart, Eric Portman, D.J. Williams, Ann Trevor.
Evil squire lusts after virginal Maria Marten, and when she refuses his advances, he kills her and hides her body in the red barn of the title. Dir. Milton Rosmer

Phantom (1931)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Allene Ray, Niles Welch, Wilfred Lucas, Sheldon Lewis.
Obscure chiller about a masked killer named "The Phantom" who escapes from prison to terrorize the populace. It's up to an intrepid reporter and the DA's daughter to get to the bottom of things. Written by Alvin J. Neitz (Alan James). Dir. Alvin J. Nietz

Phantom Creeps (Serial) (1939)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Regis Toomey, Dorothy Arnold, Robert Kent, Edward Van Sloan.
Mad scientist develops a weapon that can stop an army and plots to take over the world with the help of a giant robot and remote-control spiders! Feature Version of Serial. Dir. Ford Beebe, Saul Goodkind

Phantom Ship (1937)
Running Time: 61 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margaretson, Edmund Willard, George Mozart, Ben Welden.
Inspired by a real life incident: In 1872 the U.S. ship "Marie Celeste" is found drifting with no one on board. One possible solution is presented here: The crew & passengers are being killed off one by one by a psycho. Early thriller from The Studio That Dripped Blood, Hammer Films, features Lugosi's only appearance in a Hammer movie! Written by Denison Clift. Dir. Denison Clift

Revolt Of The Zombies (1936)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Dean Jagger
An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies.

Rocketship (1936)
Running Time: 73 mins Black & White
Starring: Buster Crabbe, Charles Middleton, Jean Rogers, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander.
Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov must travel to Mongo to stop the rogue planet from smashing into earth. Feature version of Serial. Dir. Frederick Stephani

Rogue's Tavern (1936)
Black & White
Starring: Wallace Ford
A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.

Secret Of The Loch (1934)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Seymour Hicks, Frederick Peisley, Nancy O'Neal, Gibson Gowland.
Plucky reporter teams up with a Scottish scientist who claims to have seen Nessie. They go in search of the wee beastie. Edited by David Lean. Dir. Milton Rosmer

Shriek In The Night, A (1933)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Ginger Rogers Lyle Talbot
A mystery unfolds in an exclusive high rise in this fast-paced mystery thriller.

Terror of the Mad Doctor - AKA - Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Running Time: 01:28:00:02 Black & White
Starring: GERT FROBE
Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's in a hospital for mental illnesses for since many years - Dr. Mabuse.

Ticket Of Leave Man (1937)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Frank Cochran, Marjorie Taylor, Jenny Lynn, Arthur Payne.
Dangerous killer known as "The Tiger" fronts a charity which supposedly helps ex-convicts, but in reality, steers them toward more criminal activities. Produced by George King. Dir. George King

Torture Ship, The (1939)
Running Time: 57 mins Black & White
Starring: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Stanley Blystone, Julie Bishop, Wheeler Oakman.
Mad doctor conducts his research on the criminal mind by inviting escaped convicts on his yacht where glandular experiments will be performed against their will. Dir. Victor Halperin

Tunnel, The (1935)
Running Time: 94 mins Black & White
Starring: Richard Dix, Leslie Banks, Madge Evans, George Arliss, C. Aubrey Smith, Walter Huston.
In the near future, a non-conformist architect becomes obsessed with the building of a transatlantic underwater tunnel from England to America. Dir. Maurice Elvey

Vampire Bat, The (1933)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Lionel Atwill, Melvyn Douglas, Fay Wray, Dwight Frye, George E. Stone, Robert Frazer.
When inhabitants of a small German town begin dying of blood loss, the town council suspects vampires, in particular, the local misfit who keeps pet bats. Dir. Frank Strayer.

Vampyre (1933)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas
When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

White Zombie (1932)
Running Time: 73 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Clarence Muse.
Wealthy man coaxes a young couple to get married on his Haitian plantation hoping to convince the pretty bride to marry him instead. When this fails, he enlists the help of Lugosi, a mill owner who specializes in mind-control. One of the greatest horrors ever. Produced by Edward Halperin. Dir. Victor Halperin