Complete List of 2009 Contributions to

Complete List of Contributions to the Internet Moving Picture Archive for 2009

Hollywood The Fabulous Era
TV Special hosted by Henry Fonda

Hollywood Without Makeup
Collection of private home movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood

Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memories
Documentary retrospective

Colgate Comedy Hour with Abbott and Costello
Live comedy show

Ellery Queen - The Hanging Acrobat
Live mystery television

Mr Ed - Wilbur Gets the Message
US treasury Public Service Film (17 mins)

Petticoat Junction - Herbie Gets Drafted
Episode of the popular Beverly Hillbillies Spin-off (and Green Acres fore-runner)

Petticoat Junction - A Night at the Hooterville Hilton
Episode of the popular Beverly Hillbillies Spin-off (and Green Acres fore-runner)

Petticoat Junction - Spurline To Shady Rest
Episode of the popular Beverly Hillbillies Spin-off (and Green Acres fore-runner)

Kangaroo - The Australian Story
Big budget American epic set in Australia stars Maureen O'hara, Peter Lawford, Chips Rafferty and Bud Tingwell

Studio One - Flowers From a Stranger
Live television drama

Sherlock Holmes - The Speckled Band
Raymond Massey as Sherlock Holmes

Studio One - Plan For Escape
Live Television Drama

Studio One - There Was a Crooked Man
Live Television Drama

Studio One - Two Sharp Knives
Live Television Drama

The Three Stooges - Jerks of All Trades
Failed Television Pilot

A Year To Remember 1935
Newsreel documentary

Stamp Day for Superman
US Treasury Public Service Film (17 mins)

Boris Karloff's Thriller - The Return of Andrew Bentley
The only public domain episode of the series. Starring and directed by John Newland (One Step Beyond)

You Asked For It (featuring Bela Lugosi)
One of three Television appearances by Bela Lugosi

Cat Women of the Moon
1950s SciFi film

Satan's Harvest
George Montgomery and Tippi Hedron in organised crime in South Africa

Retelling of Frankenstein with Rock Hudson and Barbera Carrera

The Ghoul
Legendary "lost" Karloff film.

Charlie Chan's Secret
Warner Oland is Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi
Sydney Toler as Charlie Chan

Warner Bros Breakdowns and Blow-ups 1936-1947
Classic Hollywood Blooper Reels

Hitchcock Trailer Collection
All available Hitchcock trailers 39 Steps - Family Plot

The Girl in Lovers Lane
Classic B-noir

Martin Kayne Private Eye - The District Attorney Killer
Live detective show

Sherlock Holmes - The Sleeping Cardinal
"Lost" first Arthur Wontner Sherlock Holmes film

Marie Galante
Spencer Tracy's Panama Canal spy thriller

The Sheik
The film that made the Rudolph Valentino legend

Outside the Law
Lon Chaney-Todd Browning silent classic

The Green Eyes
Charles Starret mystery (before he became a cowboy star)

A Shot in the Dark
Another young Charles Starret mystery

The Phantom Express
A great B picture from Majestic Pictures (Vampire Bat, World Gone Mad). This is the rare longer version of the film.

Arch of Triumph - Trailer
Trailer of the Bergman-Boyer classic directed by Lewis Milestone.

Peter Gunn - Lets Kill Timothy
Blake Edward's detective show

Peter Gun - The Fuse
Blake Edward's Detective show.

His Royal Highness - Trailer
Trailer for big budget Australian musical starring George Wallace

Fragments from "The Story of The Kelly Gang"
The remaining pieces of the final reel of the film.

Marvellous Melbourne
1910 documentary

The Prisoner of Fu Manchu
Episode of Republic serial style TV show

The Death Ships of Fu Manchu
Episode of Republic serial style TV show

Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents Bulldog Drummond
A failed pilot for a proposed series for Captain Drummond.

Apollo 17 - On The Shoulders of Giants
NASA film.

The Apollo Soyuz Mission
NASA Film.

Skylab - The First 40 Days
NASA Film.

The Nativity
Musical version.

The Kid Stakes
The last Australian silent film based on the "Fatty Finn" comics

His Royal Highness
George Wallace's first feature. Musical comedy.

The Masterplan of Fu Manchu
Episode of Republic serial style TV show

His Royal Highness (1932)

Australia's first musical comedy featuring vaudevillian comic George Wallace the most popular Australian comedian or the era.

Produced by Efftee Studios, Melbourne the story was by George Wallace and C J Dennis (The Sentemental Bloke) and the film was directed by Frank Thring Snr.

The video and audio recordings contained in this film entered the Australian public domain in 1983


The Kid Stakes (1927)

Australian Silent film based on the Fatty Finn comic strips.

This was the last silent film made in Australia. It was shot in the Sydney streets in 1927. The suburb where it is set is Wooloomoloo, which is an inner city suburb between the CBD and Potts Point. At the time this was film was made, it was a poor area. It is now an expensive, trendy suburb. The billy goat race had to be filmed in Queensland as the New South Wales government had banned such races a year before this film was made.

The projection speed has been corrected so the film runs a little longer than other versions. The soundtrack included here is a collection of popular style recordings from the time approximating the original musical accompanyment.

Robin 'Pop' Ordell - Fatty Finn
Charles Roberts - Tiny King
Ray Salmon - Jimmy Kelly
Frank Boyd - Bruiser Murphy
Edward Stevens - Shooey Shugg
Gwenda Hemus - Betty Briggs
Billy Ireland - Seasy
Leonard Durell - Constable Claffey
Stanley Funnell - Headlights Hogan
Joyce Hazeldine - Kitty Kelly
Jimmy Taylor - Horatio John Wart
Eileen Alexander - Madeline Twirt
Tom Cannam - Mr. Twirt
David Lidstone - Master Algie Snopps
Evelyn Rawle - Molly Kitty
Tal Ordell - Race Commentator
Syd Nicholls - Himself

Directed and Written by
Tal Ordell

Produced by
Virgil Coyle
Tal Ordell

Cinematography by
Arthur Higgins

The Nativity (Westinghouse Studio One) (1952)

Live teleplay from CBS's "Studio One" program.

Season 5 Episode 13 (22 December 1952)

Features original Westinghouse promotions presented by Betty Furness.

Skylab - The First 40 Days

Official NASA film about the first 40 days on board Skylab

Apollo 17 - On The Shoulders of Giants

Official NASA film of the Apollo 17 Mission

The Apollo-Soyuz Mission

Oficial NASA film of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

DOULGLAS FAIRBANKS JR presents Bulldog Drummond

"Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair'" (28 January 1957)

This was made as a pilot for a possible series. When it wasn't picked up the pilot was used as an episode in the "Douglas Fairbanks Presents" series.

The Adventures of Dr Fu Manchu (1956)

Starring Glen Gordon as Fu Manchu and Lester Matthews as Nayland Smith

"Prisoner of Fu Manchu" (Ep 1)

"The Death Ships of Fu Manchu" (Ep 9)

"The Masterplan of Fu Manchu" (Ep 11)

Peter Gunn

The Fuse

Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959)

An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name.

Lets Kill Timothy

Season One Episode 17 (19 January 1959)

After a Jewel robbery, a very nervous man hires Gunn to protect someone named Timothy from being murders. Gunn finds out the Timothy is a seal.

Based on the Richard Diamond radio play "Timothy The Seal"

Arch of Triumph - Trailer

Original Theatrical Trailer for the Lewis Milestone film "Arch of Triumph"

The Phantom Express (1932)

An engineer at the throttle of a locomotive speeding through a tunnel sees the lights of a train approaching from the other end. Although the signals say the track is clear, he still sees the train's lights. He grinds the train to a halt, derailing it. He survives, but many passengers are killed. He is fired in disgrace, but sets out to prove his innocence by finding the "phantom express."

The Phantom Express (1932)

An engineer at the throttle of a locomotive speeding through a tunnel sees the lights of a train approaching from the other end. Although the signals say the track is clear, he still sees the train's lights. He grinds the train to a halt, derailing it. He survives, but many passengers are killed. He is fired in disgrace, but sets out to prove his innocence by finding the "phantom express."

A Shot in The Dark (1935)

The infallible detective meets the perfect crime!

A group of people gathered in an old mansion are being systematically murdered by a hooded killer.

Another Chesterfield classic with Charles Starrett

Green Eyes (1934)

A charming Chesterfield mystery starring 1930s/40s hero Charles Starrett.

The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder.

Outside The Law (1920)

Outside the Law is a 1920 crime film directed by Tod Browning. Browning remade the film in 1930.

Black Mike (Lon Chaney) is a despicable gangster who lures Molly (Priscilla Dean), the daughter of a San Francisco underworld leader, back to a life of crime. Mike frames Molly's father for murder and then plots to double-cross her as well. But Molly's hard heart is slowly melted by her gangster lover. The film ends with in a climactic shootout.

The print in a little murky so some title cards are difficult to read. Adjusting contrast should fix this.

The Sheik (1921)

Legendary Valentino picture.

Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture.

Marie Galante (1934)

An early Spencer Tracy outing in this spy thriller set in Panama.

Warner Brothers "Break Downs" and "Blow Ups" 1936-1947 (1936-1948)

These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions.

Some of the people who appear
Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Dick Foran, Kay Francis, John Garfield, Bonita Granville, Rita Hayworth, Hugh Herbert, Ian Hunter, Isabel Jeans, Paul Kelly, Patric Knowles, Margaret Lindsay, Gene Lockhart, Carole Lombard, Paul Muni, Pat O'Brien, Hugh O'Connell, Nat Pendleton, Mary Philips, Dick Powell, Dick Purcell, George Raft, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Ronald Reagan, George Reeves, Addison Richards, Edward G. Robinson, Rosalind Russell, Ann Sheridan, Sylvia Sidney, James Stewart, Rudy Vallee, Sammy White, Jane Wyman, Walter Young

Films play in this order:
Breakdowns of 1936
Breakdowns of 1937
Breakdowns of 1938
Breakdowns of 1939
Breakdowns of 1940
Breakdowns of 1941
Blow Ups of 1946
Blow Ups of 1947
Breakdowns of 1942


The District Attorney Killer

Original Air Date: 1 March 1951

Series 2 Episode 20

William Gargan as Martin Kane

Ads, credits and network logos intact.

The Girl in Lover's Lane (1959)

"Too Young to Know...Too Reckless to Care..."

Two drifters arrive in a small town and get into trouble immediately.

Alfred Hitchcock Trailer Collection (2009)

A collection of Alfred Hitchcock Trailers/Featurettes.

Trailers play in this order:
The 39 Steps
Foreign Correspondent
Shadow of a Doubt
Stage Fright
I Confess
Dial M For Murder
Rear Window
To Catch a Thief
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong Man
North by Northwest
The Birds
Torn Curtain
Family Plot
Alfred Hitchcock Classic Reissues 1984

Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi (1946)


Three men are convicted of bank robbery, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scene. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers.

Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)

San Francisco is the scene of Chan's newest and most baffling mystery!

An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs. Lowell, her family of suspicious characters, and the spooky, untenanted Colby mansion, where the body turns up during a seance!

The Ghoul (1933)

The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it.

The film, based on the play and novel by Dr. Frank King and Leonard J. Hines, was once considered to be a lost film since the original nitrate negative had succumbed to decomposition and no prints of the film were known to exist. However, an incomplete and partly decomposed Czech release print was discovered which was the only available print for several decades. Then, finally, an excellent quality print was discovered in the archives of the British Film Institute.

Embryo (1976)

1970s retelling of the Frankenstein story with Rock Hudson as the scientist and Barbara Carrera as the 'creature' he grows from Embryo to Woman in four and a half weeks.

Also stars Roddy McDowall, Diane Ladd and Dr Joyce Brothers.

This movie was reissued in the 1980s a "Created to Kill".

Public domain due to the omission of a required copyright notice. Sourced from a 30 year old Betamax tape.

Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)



This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup.

This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright owner to lodge a copyright renewal registration at the end of the 28th year (31 December 1981) after it's "in notice" copyright date (1953). The failure to file by this date renders all subsequent renewal registrations invalid, regardless of their status or filing with the US Copyright Office.
This copy of a video master derived from an original film print is provided by the owner of this print, The Video Cellar. If you have any enquires please contact the owner at the email listed below.

Satan's Harvest (1970)

This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers.

This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone.

This film marks the only acting appearance of British crooner Matt Monro ("On Days Like These", "From Russia With Love", "Born Free")

This film is public domain because it was first published in the US without a valid copyright notice. This file is derived from a grainy VHS copy.

You Asked For It - BelaLugosi (1952)

This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It", a program that originated in 1950 on the Du Mont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades.

The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it often looked a human interest stories as well as featuring traditional forms of entertainment.

This fragmented episode features Bela Lugosi performing a magic trick.

Boris Karloff's Thriller (1961)

The Return of Andrew Bentley

Season 2 Episode 12

This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain.

It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame.

Stamp Day For Superman (1954)

The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.

Please note: no association, or endorsement, with the owners of Superman or related marks is implied by the use of this public domain film.

"The Three Stooges" Failed Pilot (1949)

This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp

For The Term of His Natural Life (1927)

This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds.

The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers and was adapted, produced and directed by Norman Dawn, who later went to Hollwood and made classic B-grade movies like "Bowanga Bowanga" and "Two Lost Worlds".

"For The Term of His Natural Life" was remade as a 6 episode 9 hour mini series with Colin Friels and Anthony Perkins.

Studio One

There Was A Crooked Man (1950)

Two Sharp Knives (1949)

Plan For Escape (1952)

Flowers From A Stranger (1949)