Public Domain Movies

Adventures of Chico (1938)
Running Time: 56 mins Color
Starring: Horace Woodard, Stacy Woodard
A Mexican boy without young neighbors to play with, befriends a diverse group of desert animals.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986)
Running Time: 110 mins Color

Mark Twain's classic tale of life on the Mississippi in the 1800s.

Alibaba and the 40 Thieves (1989)
Running Time: 90 mins Color

A deposed prince disguised as a bandit regains his rightful throne.

Alice In Wonderland (1950)
Running Time: 83 mins Black & White
Starring: Carol Marsh, Stephen Murray, Pamela Brown, Ernest Milton, Felix Aylmer.
Lively madcap version of the Lewis Carroll classic which uses puppets by Luis Bunin and live action to tell the tale. NOTE: Although it was made at the same time, this is NOT the Disney version! Dir. Dallas Bower. Dir. Lou Brunin. Louis Carroll classic. Combines puppets and live action.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (1972)
Running Time: 95 mins Color
Starring: Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers
Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she searches for a way out of Wonderland and encounters many bizarre creatures such as the White Rabbit (Michael Crawford), the March Hare (Peter Sellers), the Queen of Hearts (Flora Robson), and the Dormouse (Dudley Moore). Musical highlights include the inspiring song "The Me I Never Knew.

Call of the Forest (1947)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Robert Lowery, Ken Curtis, Black Diamond
An elegant, touching taler of a young boy and his adventures with animals in the forest.

Curley (1947)
Running Time: 54 mins Color
Starring: Francis Rafferty, Larry Olson, Eileen Janssen
"Our Gang" causes plenty of trouble for the substitute teacher until she proves them wrong.

Danny Boy (1941)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Robert Henry, Ralph Lewis
A returning war dog encounters difficulty in adjusting to civilian life.

Emperor's Nightingale, The (1949)
Running Time: 71 mins Color
Starring: Jaromir Sobota, Helena Patockova. Narrated by Boris Karloff.
Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale of an Emperor who loved the Nightingale's song so much he bought an artificial songbird, and broke the real songbird's heart. Mixes live-action with stop-motion puppet animation. English dubbed. Dir. Jir? Trnka, Milos Makovec

Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Johnny Downs, Gale Stor, Mantan Moreland
Home from college, Freckles finds hoodlums ruling the town and his girl dating a criminal.

From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweller (1973)
Running Time: 101 mins Color
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Sally Prager, Johnny Doran, Richard Mulligan, Madeline Kahn, George Rose, Georgann Johnson
In this children's movies, a young brother and sister escape from the boredom of their suburban neighborhood and high-tail it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. There they wind up hiding within the maze of hallways until the girl finds a beautiful white statue. She is captivated by it and becomes obsessed with trying to discover if it is really a Michaelangelo. This leads her and her brother to the mansion of a 70-year old recluse with whom the girl becomes friends. They begin sharing their secrets and talking about art.

Glacier Fox (1989)
Running Time: 100 mins Color

Documentary on the glacier fox.

Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1966)
Running Time: 85 mins Color

One of the best US/Japan cartoon hybrids, a product of the genre-splicing mentality of the mid-60s which produced such oddities as SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE MONSTERS and PINOCCHIO IN OUTER SPACE, Nice score written by Milton and Anne Delugg. The story is familiar: our small hero gets shot into space to battle monsters and super-robots other cool stuff. The cross between fable and (then) hi-tech imaginative imagery works well here, and has a lot in common with another US/Japan Sci-Fi Toon, RAINBOW BRITE AND THE STAR STEALERS. A great toon.

Hansel and Gretel (1965)
Running Time: ## mins Color
Starring: Jurgen Miksch
Narrated by Paul Trip. Produced in Germany.

Heidi (1952)
Running Time: 96 mins Black & White
Starring: Heinrich Gretler, Elsie Attenoff
Unlike previous adaptations of the Johanna Spyri children's classic, this 1952 English-language version of {#Heidi} was lensed on location in Switzerland. Elsbeth Sigmund plays the title character, who endures all sorts of hardships and setbacks before finding happiness in the form of her ex-curmudgeon grandfather (top-billed Heinrich Gretler). Isa Gunther co-stars as the crippled girl whom Heidi befriends; with her twin sister, Guenther had previously starred in the successful German farce Two Times Lotte(1950), which served as the inspiration for the 1961 Disney film The Parent Trap. Thanks to the built-in popularity of the Spyri original, Heidi managed good international booking even before it was finished. The film was the fourth effort by Praesens Productions, which had previously struck box-office gold with Four in a Jeep(1951). It was directed by Italy's Luigi Comencini, a specialist in films featuring wise-beyond-their-years children.

Jack Frost (1966)
Running Time: 79 mins Color
Starring: Alexander Kiley, Natalie Sedyk, Edward Newell
Enchanting children's film brimming with vivid imagery and an interesting assortment of characters.

Jungle Book (1943)
Running Time: 105 mins Color
Starring: Sabu, Rosemary DeCamp, John Qualen, Joseph Calleia, Frank Puglia.
Little Mowgli is lost in the jungle as an infant and is raised by wolves, but longs to find those of his own kind. Based on the story by Rudyard Kipling. Produced by Alexander Korda. Dir. Zoltan Korda

Little Dragons (1980)
Running Time: 90 mins Color
Starring: Charles Lane, Ann Sothern, Chris Petersen, Pat Petersen, Joe Spinelli, Sally Boyden, Bong Soo Han.
Two young karate students must put their talents to the test as they go after a kidnapped girl. Produced by Curtis Hanson. Dir. Curtis Hanson

Little Red Riding Hood (1963)
Running Time: 87 mins Color
Starring: Maria Garcia, Manuel Valds, Rafael Munoz
Mexican film version of the famous fairy tale.

Lucky Luke - Daisy Town (1983)
Running Time: 76 mins Color
Starring: Marcel Bozzuffi, Pierre Trabaud, Jacques Balutin
When the members of a caravan of pioneers find a daisy growing in the middle of the desert they decide to stop there and to build their town on this very spot. Houses soon spring up like mushrooms, immediately followed by a bank, a saloon, a prison, etc: Daisy Town is born. Unfortunately a city does not go without its bad boys and the peaceful place is soon turned into a lawless place. To restore law and order, a lawman is needed. Lucky Luke, the cowboy who shoots faster than his shadow, will be this man: all the villains had better watch out!

Miss Holly (1964)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White

An enchanting children's fairy tale.

Mooch Goes To Hollywood (1971)
Running Time: 55 mins Color
Starring: Vincent Price, Jim Backus, Jill St. John, James Darren, Mickey Rooney, Edward G. Robinson. Narrated by Zsa Zsa Gabor & Richard Burton.
Mooch visits tinseltown to try to get into show biz with the help of his Hollywood friends. First in the Benji series. Dir. Richard Erdman

Painted Hills (1951)
Running Time: 68 mins Color
Starring: Lassie, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Ann Doran.
Lassie outwits deceitful miners and rescues her friends. Color.

Panda And The Magic Serpent (1961)
Running Time: 73 mins Color
Starring: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman
The adventures of a cute little panda, a dragon god and an evil serpent.

Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: Tom Kelly, Ann Gillis, Edgar Kennedy
Peck and pals bring down the big top and win a hair-raising chariot race.

Pickle in the Middle (1986)
Running Time: 88 mins Color

Comic spoof of the fast-food industry.

Princess and the Pea, The (1987)
Running Time: 90 mins Color
Starring: Irene Malik, Alexander Kelly, Alice Freindlikh
The classic fairy tale come to life.

Queen's Swordsmen, The (1963)
Running Time: 86 mins Color
Starring: Elmo Michel, Rafael Munoz, Marina Torres
An evil king kidnaps a young and beautiful princess who rules an enchanted land.

Salty (1975)
Running Time: 90 mins Color
Starring: Clint Howard, Mark Slade, Nina Foch, Julius Harris, Linda Scruggs.
Mischievous, intelligent sea lion is adopted by Howard (Ron's brother) and helps save a Florida marina from foreclosure. Written by Ricou Browning. Dir. Ricou Browning

Santa Claus (1960)
Running Time: 95 mins Color
Starring: Ken Smith
Award-winning children's tale.

Seven Dwarfs To The Rescue (1964)
Running Time: 84 mins Black & White
Starring: Rossana Podest?, Roberto Risco, George Marchal, Ave Ninchi, Salvatore Furnari, Rossana Martini, Giovanni Solinas.
Snow White & Prince Charming have been captured by the evil Prince of Darkness, and it's up to the dwarfs to save them. Written by Paolo William Tamburella. English dubbed. Dir. Paolo William Tamburella

Sleeping Beauty (1965)
Running Time: ## mins Color
Starring: Karin Hardt
Narrated by Paul Tripp. Produced in Germany.

Snow Maiden (1911)
Running Time: 1 mins Black & White
Starring: Paolo Azzurri, Oreste Grandi, Norina Rasero
Snowdrop, lured by the emerald plains, plans to desert January, her father, and the snowy surroundings of her abode. January places her in charge of Silvano, the god of the woods, who orders his gnomes to watch her. She eludes their vigilance, however, and flies to the plains, where she meets a gentle shepherd called Sprinblossom, and the two fall in love. Her icy kiss chills him to the marrow, and he rushes home to his fireside. Snowdrop follows, and the warmth of the hut turns her into a heap of melting snow, from which she emerges a beautiful fairy. Being Snowdrop in the form of the newly born spring. Snowdrop in the form of the newly born spring. Snowdrop and Springblossom are then turned into two large butterflies, whose golden wings reflect the sunshine of a perfect May day.

Snow White (1965)
Running Time: 72 mins Color

Classic fairy tale with songs by Anne and Milton Delugg.

Snow White (1965)
Running Time: 77 mins Color
Starring: Elke Arendt, Addi Adametz, Niels Clausnitzer, Dietrich Thoms. Narrated by Paul Tripp.
Evil queen is so vain she plots the demise of the innocent Snow White simply because she is more "fair". Produced by Hubert Schonger. English dubbed. Dir. Erich Kobler

The Man Who Wagged His Tail (1961)
Running Time: 91 mins Black & White
Starring: Peter Ustinov, Pablo Calvo, Aroldo Tieri, Silvia Marco, Maurizio Arena.
Nasty slumlord is cursed by an old gypsy he evicts, and is turned into a dog! The catch is, he must find someone to love him before he can be turned back into a human. Written and Produced by Ladislao Vajda. English dubbed. Dir. Ladislao Vajda

The Return Of Rin Tin Tin (1947)
Running Time: 65 mins Color
Starring: Donald Woods, Robert Blake, Steve Pendleton, Claudia Drake, Rin-Tin-Tin, III.
Priest brings a world-weary refugee child to America, where his lust for life is renewed by his friendship with Rinty. Little Bobby Blake would go on to star in "Baretta". Dir. Max Nosseck

Tom Thumb and Little Red Riding Hood (1963)
Running Time: 86 mins Color

Two favorite children's tales.