Public Domain Movies

27th Day (1957)
Running Time: 75 mins Black & White
Starring: Gene Barry, Valerie French, George Voskovec
Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location.

Amazing Transparent Man (1959)
Running Time: 58 mins Black & White
Starring: Douglas Kennedy, Marguerite Chapman, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault.
Mad scientist makes a small-time crook invisible in order to steal radium, a necessary ingredient in his invisibility formula. Unfortunately, the formula has some unpredictable side-effects... Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer

Atomic Man (1956)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Joseph Tomelty, Barry MacKay.
Scientist's experiment with radioactivity places him seven and a half seconds into the future. Dir. Ken Hughes

Battle in Outer Space (1959)
Running Time: 90 mins Color
Starring: Ry˘ Ikebe, Ky˘ko Anzai, Minoru Takada
The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Beyond the Moon (1954)
Running Time: 76 mins Color
Starring: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield
This outer space adventure marked the debut of Rocky Jones and his Space Rangers. Two of Rocky's allies are captured by aliens and brain washed.

Cat Women Of The Moon (1954)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory
An expedition to the Moon finds an underground civilization of feline femmes and a giant spider filled with sawdust.

Crash Of The Moons (1955)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield
Rocky Jones (Richard Crane) and crew take action when an impending celestial collision threatens two civilizations.

Crawling Eye (1958)
Running Time: 87 mins Black & White
Starring: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro, Warren Mitchell.
Scientist studying cosmic rays in a mountain laboratory discovers a radioactive cloud which hovers over a particular mountain. He links this cloud to an alarming number of mountain-climbing "accidents" by one piece of evidence: He's seen it before...when the cloud starts to move, the killing will begin again...Written by Jimmy Sangster from the BBC serial "The Trollenberg Terror". Dir. Quentin Lawrence

Day Sky Exploded (1958)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Fiorella Mari, Madeline Fischer, Ivo Garrani.
Scientific minds unite to save the planet when a rocketship hits the sun, sending an asteroid shower to earth, which causes tidal waves, earthquakes and extreme temperatures. English dubbed. Dir. Paolo Heusch

Day The Sky Exploded (1958)
Running Time: 82 mins Color
Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Fiorella Mari, Madeleine Fischer
Scientists discover that a group of meteors are hurtling on a collison course with Earth, and if they hit, the planet will be destroyed.

Destination Moon (1950)
Running Time: 91 mins Color
Starring: Warner Anderson, John Archer (Radio's The Shadow), Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore.
Pioneering film that presented "realistic" space travel, as scientists build the first rocket to the moon. Includes a "Woody Woodpecker" cartoon sequence by Walter Lantz. Produced by George Pal, Written by sci-fi great Robert A. Heinlein. Dir. Irving Pichel

Electronic Monster (1958)
Running Time: 76 mins Black & White
Starring: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards
An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

First Spaceship On Venus (1959)
Running Time: 78 mins Color
Starring: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Gunther Simon, Kurt Rackeiman, Julius Ongewe.
Eight astronauts are sent to Venus to discover the origin of a metal artifact found on Earth. Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem. English dubbed. Dir. Hugo Grimaldi, Kurt Maetzig

Flight To Mars (1951)
Running Time: 71 mins Color
Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, John Litel, Morris Ankrum.
Group of scientists lands on Mars only to find that the Martian ruling class is planning to conquer the world. The humans must join forces with the Martian underground to save Earth. Dir. Lesley Selander

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (1956)
Running Time: 80 mins Color
Starring: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko K˘chi
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

H-Man, The (1958)
Running Time: 79 mins Black & White
Starring: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata
When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the police - until a young scientist appears who claims that H-Bomb tests in the Pacific, evidenced by a "ghost ship" that has turned up in the harbor, have created radioactive creatures - "H-Men" - who ooze like slime and dissolve anyone they touch.

Incredible Petrified World (1957)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates, Allen Windsor, Sheila Noonan.
Scientists exploring the ocean become trapped beneath the sea, discovering a network of caves supplied with oxygen by a volcanic vent. Dir. Jerry Warren

Invasion USA (1952)
Running Time: 74 mins Black & White
Starring: an O'Herlihy, Peggy Castle, Phyllis Coates, Tom Kennedy and Gerald Mohr.
A stranger visits a New York bar and convinces the patrons that the H-bomb has been unleashed on America by the Reds. Albert Zugsmith produced this apocalyptic epic.

Killers From Space (1954)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Barbara Bestar.
Aliens intent on dominating Earth take over the mind of an atomic scientist, forcing him to perform acts of espionage. Dir. W. Lee Wilder

Menace From Outer Space (1956)
Running Time: 78 mins Color
Starring: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield
A two-part episode of the sci-fi TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954), released as a feature.

Mesa Of Lost Women (1952)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Jackie Coogan, Mary Hill, Harmon Stevens, George Barrows, Narrated by Lyle Talbot.
Mad scientist hides out in the desert mutating spiders while he works on creating a race of vicious women. Dir. Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos

Missile to the Moon (1959)

Green cheese? Men in the Moon? Nah, everyone knows that the moon is really populated by beautiful women wearing silk underwear and spiked heels. They are ruled by an evil temptress and share the moon with giant rock men and an enormous spider.

Missile To The Moon (1959)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: Richard Travis, Gary Clarke, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook, Nina Bara.
First Moon expedition battles a race of sexy, aggressive women as well as rockmen who rise from the lunar subsoil, AND a giant hairy spider. Dir. Richard E. Cunha

Monster From The Ocean Floor (1954)
Running Time: 64 mins Color
Starring: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner
Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Monster Robot (1959)
Running Time: 62 mins Black & White
Starring: George Nader, Claudia Barrett
Robot Monster may well be the worst science fiction film ever made (Plan 9 From Outer Space is its main competition for that dubious honor), but that doesn't mean that it isn't fun to watch. Filmed in an eye-straining 3D process, this curious melange takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Evidently, there are only six people left on earth: little Johnny (Gregory Moffett), his sisters Alice (Claudia Barrett) and Carla (Pamela Paulson), his widowed mother (Selena Royle), his supposed father the Professor (John Mylong) and the prof's assistant Roy (George Nader). As the survivors wander around Bronson Canyon, the Professor comes to the conclusion that the rest of the world has been wiped out by a "calcinator death ray," wielded by an army of creatures from the planet Ro-Man. The invaders are supposed to be killer robots, but they look more like gorillas in diving helmets (that's because gorilla impersonator George Barrows supplied his own monkey suit when the robot costumes proved too expensive to build). Ordered to kill the six survivors, the head Ro-Man balks when he (it?) falls in love with Alice. The tenor of the film can best be captured by this vignette from Ro-Man's main soliloquy: "To be like human! To laugh! Feel! Want! Why are these things not in the plan? ... I cannot -- yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet?" And don't forget Ro-Man's "intergalactic table": a ham radio that blows bubbles. Robot Monster is a must-see for any and all devotees of truly bad cinema.

Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
Black & White
Starring: John Baer
An astronaut returns from space dead. The base that recovered him is then cut off from the outside world by an alien. The revival of the dead astronaut, the death of a scientist, and the discovery of alien embryos inside the resurrected astronaut's body bodes ill for the survival of those trapped at the base and the rest of humanity.

Night the World Exploded (1957)
Running Time: 64 mins Color
Starring: Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin
Dr. Conway has perfected a machine which he believes will predict earthquakes, and has determined that one will strike California within 24 hours. He and his patron, Dr. Morton, attempt to convince the Governor but he cannot bring himself to declare an emergency when there is no proof the machine works - which, within 24 hours, it is proven to do. More significantly, Conway is getting readings which indicate a series of additional, pending quakes around the world, which also begin to occur; and more still seem to be on the way. With his assistant "Hutch", to whose love for him he seems oblivious, Conway takes his equipment to the deepest point of Carlsbad Caverns, in hopes that being closer to the center of the earth will help discern the cause of the earthquake epidemic. It does, when they inadvertently discover a new element which lies dormant in watery pools deep within the earth but, when in contact with air, becomes violently explosive. Forces unknown appear to be pushing this element surface-ward around the globe, and a computer analysis determines that enough will be exposed to explode the entire world within a little more than 28 days...

Phantom From Space (1953)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Ted Cooper, Noreen Nash, Harry Landers, Rudolph Anders, Jim Bannon.
The community of Santa Monica is plagued by a serial killer...or could it just be an invisible alien acting in self defense? Well-produced sci-fi with some cool effects for its time. Dir. W. Lee Wilder

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi,Tor Johnson,Vampira,Amazing Criswel
"Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Graverobbers from Outer Space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetary. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetary must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. "Can you prove it *didn't* happen?". Dir. Ed Wood.

Planet Outlaws (1953)
Running Time: 69 mins Color
Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran
A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

Quatermass And The Pit (1958)
Running Time: 180 mins Black & White
Starring: Andre Morell, Cec Linder, Michael Ripper, Anthony Bushell, Holly Bane.
After uncovering a skull, excavating construction workers join the military and an archaeological team, eventually finding a cylindrical shell which may be an alien ship. Feature version of the British TV mini-series. Dir. Rudolph Cartier

Radar Men From The Moon (1951)
Running Time: 180 mins Black & White

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth. Movie Serial.

Red Planet Mars (1952)
Running Time: 87 mins Black & White
Starring: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Rocketship XM (1950)
Running Time: 77 mins Black & White
Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery
An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Serpent Island (1954)
Running Time: 62 mins Color
Starring: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Gunther Simon, Kurt Rackeiman, Julius Ongewe.
An office secretary from Scranton, Pennsylvania (Rosalind Hayes) sets out to find her great-grandfather's hidden treasure. She enlists the aid of a former Marine Engineer turned harbor bum (Sonny Tufts) and the greedy Captain (Tom Monroe) of the sea ship "Constellation". They find the gold hidden on an island near Haite, but it's guarded by a voodoo cult and a boa constrictor

Silver Needle in the Sky (1954)
Running Time: 76 mins Color
Starring: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Maurice Cass
Intergalactic trouble erupts for Rocky Jones and his Space Rangers as they find themselves on board a spaceship full of diplomats that's heading towards an interplanetary conference.

Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)
Running Time: 86 mins Black & White
Starring: Tom Graef, Dawn Anderson
Alien teenagers come to conquer Earth and find food for their pet monsters.

Terror From The Year 5000 (1958)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Joyce Holden and Ward Costello.
A beautiful woman from another planet devastated by radioactivity lands on Earth in an attempt to bring humans back to her planet to repopulate.

The Gypsy Moon (1954)
Running Time: 75 mins Color
Starring: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield
Rocky Jones discovers two strange moons orbiting each other, inhabited by warring civilizations.

The Head (1959)
Running Time: 97 mins Color
Starring: Horst Frank, Karin Kernke, Helmut Schmid
A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps the doctor's head alive and forces it to help him on an experiment to give his hunchbacked nurse assistant a new body

Two Lost Worlds (1951)
Running Time: 61 mins Black & White
Starring: Kasey Rogers, James Arness, Bill Kennedy
When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for treatment and recuperation. There, he meets and falls in love with Elaine Jeffries, daughter of the magistrate and all-but-fiancÚe to rancher Martin Shannon. She also finds herself attracted to Kirk, and a rivalry develops between the two men. Meantime the pirates, led by Captain Hackett, decide to raid the colony and, in the process kidnap Elaine and her friend, Nancy. Kirk and Shannon lead the pursuit, having not only the romantic triangle to resolve but the pirates to overcome and, along the way, being stranded on a volcanic island inhabited by dinosaurs...

Unknown World (1951)
Running Time: 73 mins Color
Starring: Jim Bannon, Bruce Kellogg, Marilyn Nash
Assembled by the same production team responsible for the minor sci-fi classic Rocketship X-M, Unknown World isn't quite in the same league as its predecessor. The plot is set in motion by Dr. Jeremiah Morley (Victor Kilian), who theorizes that mankind could save itself during a nuclear attack by resettling far beneath the earth's surface. To prove his theory, Morley builds the Cyclotram, a combination drill and exploratory vehicle, with the financial assistance of playboy Wright Thompson (Bruce Kellogg), who insists upon joining the expedition to the earth's core. After several hair-raising adventures, the Cyclotram and its surviving passengers reach a cavern nearly 2000 miles beneath the surface. The cavern contains all the necessities of survival save one: the atmosphere renders anyone living within its walls sterile. Deciding that it isn't worth hiding in the center of the earth if only one generation will survive, the explorers endeavor to get back to the surface -- but who will survive this journey? The obligatory female lead in Unknown World is played by Marilyn Nash, who'd been discovered by Charlie Chaplin for the 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux.

War of the Planets (1958)
Black & White
Starring: Rex reason
A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an ufo appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknow planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot's got his eyes on the Earth, too.

Warning From Space (1956)
Running Time: 87 mins Color
Starring: Toyomi Karita, Keizo Kawasaki, Isao Yamagata, Shozo Nanbu.
Starfish-shaped extraterrestrials take human form and visit Earth to warn of an approaching asteroid which will destroy our planet. English dubbed. Dir. Koji Shima