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.