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Films free to view Action, drama, comedy, music, documetary and serial, films drawn from the Internet Archive, YouTube and other sources.
(Free
to download in some cases).

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Abbreviations
Parental Guidance (PG)
(e.g scary or contains nudity, adult/strong language).

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inquiries for other uses should be addressed to the site admin or the web site admin of the linked content.

Film Title Information - Free to watch film file formats are usually in
mpeg2, mpeg4, mkv or avi files. Please read admin notes:

Click link to link page - either watch on-line or where possible to
download file to watch off-line.
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(1936), (Comedy, Musical, Romance) (b/w)
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott
Plot:
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. [ Great songs, brilliant dance routines]

Admin notes: File format:
mpeg4
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(1939) (comedy, drama) Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise
Plot: 1899, the young Sarah Crewe is placed into an exclusive London boarding school by her widowed father, a wealthy British army officer about to embark for South Africa and fight in the second Boer war.  (Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett)

Admin note: Admin notes: File formats available (HD h.264) or (DivX)
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(1942), (comedy, musical) (b/w) SD qual.
Plot:
A (USA) Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan.

Admin notes: File format
mpeg2 (best) - mpeg4. V. funny in places great music look out for "Jitta bug" dance routine near the end
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(1942) (Musical, Romance, War) (b/w)
Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
Plot:
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Admin notes:
File format: mpeg2 (best) - mpeg4 OK if you want a quick look. V. funny in places great music look ot for "Jitta bug" dance routine near end.
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(1945) (Musical, Romance, War)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair
Plot:
Dramatised version of events at the Windmill theatre and its performers who refused to be deterred by the blitz that was leveling much of London at the time.

Admin notes:  File format:
MKV or mpeg4. 3rd film on the list.
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1.4Gb

545.

(1945) (Biography, Music, Romance) B/w
Stars:Stars: Tommy Dorsey,  Jimmy Dorsey,  Janet Blair, Art Tatum
Plot:
The rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. If you like swing this is the one for you.

Admin notes:  File format:
mpeg4. Great music, melody and jazz.
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(1949) (comedy, musical) Stars Danny Kaye
Plot: An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom they think is traveling in disguise. Fearing he will discover they've been pocketing tax money, they make several bungled attempts to kill him.
Admin note: Select the correct file
DivX=Link1 (vg),  mpeg2=Link2 (gd)
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(1954) (Fantasy, musical, romance)
Stars: Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse
Plot:
Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

Admin notes:
File format mpeg4. Brilliant song & dance score
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(1954) (Comedy, drama, musical)
Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor

Plot: Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Admin notes:
File format mpeg4. Brilliant song & dance score.
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(1956) (b/w) (comedy, song, dance) Stars: Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Plot: A young teenage girl desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. A post war R&R feature which demonstrates the shift from big band to smaller groups plus the rise of teenage involvement.
Admin notes: mpeg4, Gd qual.
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(1958) (Musical, romance, war)
Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr
Plot:
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Admin notes:
File format: mv4 or mp4 - long film, beautiful music and locations.
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936


(1960) (Comedy, musical, romance)
Stars: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Connie Francis
Plot:
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

Admin notes:
File format: mpeg4, "It's all Rock & Roll".
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734

(1960) (Comedy, musical, romance) Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark
Plot:
Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls in love with one of her clients, the playwright Jeffrey Moss, and is determined to meet him.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4
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(1961) (Comedy, musical)  Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury
Plot:
Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work.
(Sound familar?)

Admin notes: File format: h.264 or mpeg4, Classic "Pelvis".

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(1960) (Comedy, Musical) Stars: Bing Crosby,  Fabian,  Tuesday Weld
Plot: Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4,  Song & dance, fun.
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759
(1964) (Drama, musical, romance)
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway
Plot:
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Admin notes:
file format: cinepack (Divx)
or h.264
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(1964) (Biography, Drama, Music, history)
Stars: Stars: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw

Plot: The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.
Piano parts played by Carmen Cavelero

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv, D/l or watch on line.
The piano parts were played by Carmen Cavallaro
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(1964) (comedy, musical, surf)
Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi
Plot: Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders..
Admin notes: h.264 or mpeg4 (Gd qual)  - entertaining. (very American)
Removed form AI - Found on YouTube & Dailymotion
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(1964) (Documentary, music, history)
Stars: The Beatles (John, Paul, George and Ringo)

Plot: An insight into the the time, period and music. Well worth the watching.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv, D/l or watch on line.

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947

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(1964) (Documentary, music, history)
Stars: The Beatles (John, Paul, George and Ringo)

Plot: An insight into the the time, period and music. Well worth the watching.

Admin notes: File format: h.264 or mpeg4 or ogv, D/l or watch on line.

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700

(1965) (Adventure, comedy, musical)
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Plot:
Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.
Admin notes: File format:mpeg4, Geat music silly plot.
D/l or watch on line.
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(1967) (Adventure, Comedy, Music) 
Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury
Plot:
A frogman working for the U.S. Navy dives for buried treasure

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4,or ogv - More  classic "Pelvis".

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1Gb

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(1975) (Drama, musical) (Rock opera) PG15
Stars: Roger Daltrey,  Ann-Margret,  Oliver Reed
Plot:
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Admin notes: File format:mpeg 4, Deals with a darker side of post war Britain.

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(1976) (Jazz, music, live, concert) Stars: Nina Simone (1933–2003)
Plot:
This film features the whole performance
at the Montreux Festival 1976 as the main feature and is supplemented by bonus features - 2 items from her concert in 1987 and four from her final show in 1990.

Admin notes: File format: AVI or mpeg 4. Jazz blue note at its best

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(1977) (Live, concert, music)
Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend
Plot:
The Who at Kilburn: 1977 is a film of two live performances by British rock band the Who released as a two-disc DVD set on 17 November 2008 by Image Entertainment.

Admin notes: File format:mov or mp4, Geat music -
D/l or watch on line.
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(1982) (Live, concert, music)
Stars: Daryl Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins
Plot:
"Three sides" - live material from the band's 1981–82 tour.

Admin notes: File format:mpeg 4, Geat music
D/l or watch on line.
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(1985) (Music vid) (tribute to the Andrews Sisters)
Plot:
The Star Sisters were a female Dance/Pop trio from The Netherlands that were very popular during the 1980s, most notably as the ladies who performed the chorus as members of Jaap Eggermont's studio act Stars on 45 and in a spinoff in which they performed as The Andrews Sisters in a medley that charted internationally in 1984.


Admin notes: Very Gd - other titles can be found on YT.
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(1993) (Live, concert, music) Director: Mitchell Sinoway
Stars: Michael Anthony,  Sammy Hagar,  Alex Van Halen
Plot:
"Three sides" - live material from the band's 2 day concert in 1993.

Admin notes: File format:mpeg4 or flv  Geat music/ Heavy metal -
D/l or watch on line.
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2.2Gb

(2000) (Live, concert, music, documentary, TV Special)
Stars: Larry Baird,  Graeme Edge,  Justin Hayward
Plot:
The rock band The Moody Blues perform with the World Festival Orchestra
at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Admin notes: File format:FLV (Flash) or mpeg 4, Geat music 
Click graphic for sampler.
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(2006) (Music) Stars: Mike Berry
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Song2 Song3
Song4 Song5 Song6

Info:
Mike Berry (1942- present) is an English actor and musician/singer, best known for his appearances as Mr. Spooner on the British sitcom "Are You Being Served?".

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(2007)  (music, documentary, special)  Narrator: Justin Bouchard
Plot: A 31-part, documentary series on the evolution of recorded popular music in the 20th Century, from the dawn of the ragtime era in 1899 to the start of 1972. The film was produced in Hawaii as a free educational service publication. Feel free to download for personal or educational use in classrooms or as educational teaching material.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg 4 - Very informative - sizes refer to indivdual episodes.
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(2011) (music promo) Stars: Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Info: For those who follow vocalists, the promo is sexy, funny and deals with the  excess of youth and regret - from a female view point.

Admin notes: Enjoyable, humerous, geeky.
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(2011) Bellstock New York live concert, (music) (Country/Blues/Jazz/Rock fusion)
3 bands featured
Townhall
Rasinhead
Schleigho
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(2015) (Live show, music, song) production by DoubleACS
Stars:
Strictly Sinatra: featuring Kimberly Jacobson, Michael Dutra
Plot: (Independance Day 4th of July. Attleboro, Massachusetts, 2015)
Admin:This group has to heard, excellent horn section, truly concert level vocalists.
If you like "Frank" then this is a show for you.

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Admin notes:
mpeg4 or mpeg2  HD qual. video, full snd desk recording. Brill.
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(2016) (Comedy, Drama, Music) PG 12A
Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo,  Aidan Gillen,  Maria Doyle Kennedy 

Plot: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Admin notes:
mp4 or ogv - HD quality - Irish film - V.G.
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