Public Domain Movies

Branded a Bandit (1924)
Running Time: 56 mins Black & White
Starring: Yakima Canutt, Judge Hamilton, Wilbur McGaugh
A miner has struck it rich and gives some ore to cowhand Jess Dean to take to his granddaughter. But Horse Williams has the miner shot and uses the ore found on Jess to accuse him of the murder. Jess escapes from the mob of townspeople who later learn that the body of the supposedly dead miner has mysteriously disappeared.

Call of the Wilderness (1932)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Caesar the Dog, Francis McDonald, Heinie Conklin
While the original title, "Trailing the Killer" isn't a misnomer, it was a bit misleading since the "trailer" is a dog named Caesar Caesar the Dog) and the killer is a mountain lion, aka as a cougar or puma the narrator was quick to point out. But the makers also pointed out that Caesar "is the most intelligent dog actor since Rin-Tin-Tin" which probably lured a few Rin-Tin-Tin fans with a show-me attitude. Caesar prowls around the woods of the Northwest, dispatches a rattlesnake, visits his she-wolf mate and their pups, pauses to watch the dainty habits of a raccoon personally washing every morsel of food before eating it---and that raccoon had enough food to use up several minutes of running time---and then saves sheepherder Pierre (Francis McDonald)) from getting et up by one mean mountain lion. Rin-Tin-Tin he ain't, but then who was? Commonwealth changed the title to "Call of the Wilderness" when they acquired it for 16mm rental to the school market.

Hell Hounds of the Plains (1927)
Running Time: 58 mins Black & White
Starring: Yakima Canutt, Neva Gerber, Lafe McKee
Horses are being rustled by outlaws known as the Hell Hounds. When the Sheriff is killed, his Deputy Yak takes over the search for the rustlers. John Lawson says Yak cannot marry his daughter until the murderer of the Sheriff is caught. But unknown to Lawson, the murderer is his own son.

Hellís Hinges (1915)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing
In the wayward western town known as Hell's Hinges, a local tough guy is reformed by the faith of a good woman.

New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1976)
Running Time: 73 mins Color
Starring: John McIntire, Jack Elam, Jeanette Nolan
Three young women who posed as the daughters of an elderly homesteader find out that he has been falsely accused of murder, convicted, and sentenced to hang. They hatch a plot to smuggle him out of prison.

Return of Draw Egan (1916)
Running Time: 50 mins Black & White
Starring: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim
Outlaw leader "Draw" Egan, believed dead, turns up in the town of Yellow Dog. The townsfolk believe him to be William Blake, a strong and law-abiding man. They appoint him sheriff to rid the town of the hoodlums who have nearly taken over. He does so with dispatch, becoming a genuinely lawful and respected member of the town's society. But then Arizona Joe, one of Egan's old gang, shows up in Yellow Dog, threatening to expose Egan if he doesn't help his old comrade take over the town.

Sands of Sacrifice (1921)
Running Time: 56 mins Black & White
Starring: Neal Hart, Violet Palmer, Gladys Hampton
Corporal Jack Borden, of the Northwest Mounted Police, trails the man who killed his partner to New York City. The killer is an unscrupulous promoter who is selling worthless stock in a gold mine. Borden, with the help of Blanche Hall, locates the man in a Bowery dive, but he escapes and Borden tracks him back to Canada. Along the way, he discovers that Blanche and his sweetheart, Milly, are long-separated sisters and brings about a reconciliation.

Smoking Trails (1924)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Bill Patton, William Bertram, Jack House

The Devil Horse (1926)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: Rex the Wonder Horse, Yakima Canutt, Gladys McConnell
It's 1874 and young Dave Carson and his colt Rex are part of a wagon train. When Indians attack and wipe out the train, the two escape going separate ways. Six years later Dave is a scout for the Army and Rex is the Devil Horse greatly feared by the Indians. The two will meet again and Dave will need Rex when Indians attack the fort.

The Fighting Stallion (1927)
Running Time: 58 mins Black & White
Starring: Yakima Canutt, Boy the Wonder Horse, Neva Gerber
Yak arrives at the Gilmore ranch where rustling has occurred. Gilmore blames a wild horse when it is actually his foreman Mays. After Yak catches and tames the wild horse, Mays gets Yak out of the way by having him arrested for murder. Mays and his men can now make one last raid.

The Iron Rider (1926)
Running Time: 61 mins Black & White
Starring: Yakima Canutt, Elsa Benham, Jim Corey
After he loses his money and horse in a poker game, Yak learns he was cheated. But then he learns that the men that cheated him are wanted and have a price on their heads. This gives him a chance to get his money back and more, so he sets out after them.

The Prairie Pirate (1925)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Harry Carey, Trilby Clark, Lloyd Whitlock
A young woman finds herself trapped by a bandit gang. Rather than be raped by the gang, she commits suicide. When her brother finds out what happened, he turns to a life of banditry, hoping to find the gang responsible for his sister's death.

Tumbleweeds (1925)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield
It's 1889 and the Cherokee Strip is about to be opened to settlers. After cowboy Dan Carver helps move the Box K cattle off the strip he meets Molly Lassiter. Attracted to her he decides to try to file on the Box K ranch for her. But when he returns to the strip to check for stray cattle, he is arrested as a Sooner and is now unable to participate in the land rush.

Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Running Time: 75 mins Color
Starring: Desi Arnaz Jr., Mike Evans.
Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii.