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(Free
to download in some cases).

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Some Docu's & films
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of site details. Please note the films files are either public domain or linked to sites using  a GPU license.
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.
RT (mins)
Links
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(1936) (mystery, action, drama, humour) (b/w), Director: Albert de Courville
Plot:
US private eye sorts out European crime wave. With female sidekick in tow, wisecracking private eye follows a trail of corpses around Europe, shaking up a sinister criminal network which will stop at nothing, even causing major train wrecks to cover their crimes.
Admin note
s: Typical of its time, Good.(formats mpeg2 or AVI available)
Bits of digital blockiness in the picture (e.g., at 00:02:49)

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(1936) (Thriller) (director by Alfred Hitchcock) PG
Stars: Sylvia Sidney,  Oskar Homolka,  Desmond Tester

Plot: A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel. .


Admin notes: File format mpeg4 - Gd . B/w.
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629

(1938) (Comedy, Mystery, Thriller) (director by Alfred Hitchcock)
Stars: Margaret Lockwood,  Michael Redgrave,  Paul Lukas

Plot: While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.


Admin notes: each link is a different location. Choose the format/size that suits you.
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(1939) L1- Made For Each Other - Stars Jimmy Stewart, Carole Lombard
Plot: A young lawyer John Mason marries Jane Mason after knowing her for just one day.
(1945)
(Comedy musical) Pot 'O' Gold - James Stewart, Paulette Goddard

Admin notes: each link is a different location. Choose the format/size that suits you.
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(1939) (Documentary, History, Pregnancy, ante-natal exercises)
(B/w) (silent with caption cards
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Plot: A class of expectant mothers practice ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughan at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London.
The purpose of each exercise is explained by inter-titles prior to the footage.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 - Interesting development for school or home education.
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HufPst
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(1942) (comedy, musical) (b/w) Stars: Arthur Askey, Ann Shelton
World War II, the diminutive Arthur joins the army to prove himself to his girlfriend Susan (Evelyn Dall), who is in the same unit as him. Here, his idealistic notions about King Arthur prompt his messmates to trick him into believing that a sword they have dug up is the fabled Excaliber. Armed with this talisman Arthur strides forth to deal with the Wehrmacht.
admin notes: Typical comedy of the period.
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(1942) (Documentary, History, war)
Plot: U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures
Published 1942  RT 15 (properganda/Documentary


Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or mpeg2
Very interesting ideal for school or home education.
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(1944) (Documentary, History, war)
Plot: U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures
Published 1944  RT 15 (properganda/Documentary


Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or mpeg2 - very interesting,
Very interesting ideal for school or home education
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(1951) (Sci fi, drama) (The original)
Plot: A violent world is visted by an alien with superior technology with a warning to change its ways.
Click graphic for trailer

Admin notes:
Link 3 is a rar file (archived), select HTTPS (opens folder), Right click RAR file to D/l. Torrent D/l also available.
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(1952) (western) Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan,
Plot:
A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.
Available formats H.264, DivX, Mpeg2.

Admin notes: Also with Spanish subs - Click graphic
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(1952) (musical, drama ) (b/w) Stars: David Niven, Joan Caulfield.
Plot
: A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

Admin notes:
mpeg2 format, mp4 available (333 Mb)
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(1952), (cartoon) (culture, meptaphor, humour, Christmas)
Plot: Burl Ives tells the story of Rudolph (US)

Admin notes: V.G., mpeg2, One to debate in home & classroom.
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(1954) (drama) (colour)
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson
Plot: 
A heart wrenching tale of a love gone sour.

Admin notes:
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(1954) (Comedy, Drama, Romance)
Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie
Plot:
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Admin notes:
File format: avi or mpeg4 - Classic
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(1955) (western, based on true story)  Stars: Randolph Scott
Plot: 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang (The first train robbers in American history) use the town of Seymour as a safe haven. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of corrupt town officials and the outlaw brothers.
Admin notes:
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(1956) (Biblical, History, melodrama, action), Based on the Holy Scriptures, last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah's daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Moses (Charlton Heston) starts out "in solid" as Pharoah's adopted son,
Admin notes:
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(1959) (Biblical, adventure, drama), action) (original on filmed 71 mm)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
Plot:
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Admin notes: mp4, HD qual, - brilliant chariot race. L1, L2 different file locations.

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(1961), (Sci fi, History) (Italian film, Eng dub, US ver.)
A very imaginative Scifi/sword and sandales movie by Umberto Scarpelli
Stars: Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi

Admin notes:
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(1964) (B/w) (black comedy, drama, satire) Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Stars:
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn,Slim Pickens
Plot: Qwerky, doomsday machine, scenario to WW3. Click graphic for trailer.
Admin notes: Watchable on line
or
Select HTTPS, (opens folder), right click the mp4 file to D/l..
Good film.
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(1966) (Adventure, Drama, Romance) PG 12
Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna
Plot:
In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Admin notes:
File format: mpeg4 or ogv - Classic History (subs embedded) Eng Lang
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(1968) (action, drama, espionage) Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure
Plot:
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

Admin notes: mpeg4 (HD) 

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(1969) (Drama) PG 12A
Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens
Plot:
A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Admin notes:
File format: mpeg4 or ogv - Classic
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(1969) (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi)
Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen
Plot:
Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?

Admin notes:
File format: AVI or mpeg4 - Classic Sci-fi
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(1974) (Action, Crime, Drama) PG18
Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia
Plot: A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Admin notes: File format:mp4 or ogv originally "X" rated
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(1974) (Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller) PG15
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris
Plot: Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Admin notes: File format:mp4 or ogv  - originally "X" rated
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(1974) (Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller) PG15
Stars: Nigel Davenport,  Michael Murphy,  Lynne Frederick
Plot: Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants and to destroy them - maybe.
Admin notes: File format:AVI or mp4 originally "X" rated
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(1977) (Documentary, Sci-Fi) (B/w)
Plot: Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, on the monolithic stone figures on Easter Island. *Includes a commentary by Chilean archaeologist Edmundo Edwards, who probes the mystery surrounding the mutilation of the figures which were discovered intact by the Dutch in 1722 (1976)
Admin notes: File format: mp4
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(1974) (Action, Crime, Drama) PG18
Stars: Stars: Charles Bronson,  Jill Ireland,  Vincent Gardenia
Plot: Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Admin notes: File format: mp4 originally "X" rated, Greek subs embeded
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(1984) (Drama)
Plot: A period piece written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is based on the 1924 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play by Santha Rama Rau that was inspired by the novel.

Admin notes: File format: mp4,  V. Gd Quality
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(2001) (Animation, Family, education) US TV movie
Plot: Big Bird tells four stories with words and pictures. Excellent sight and sound principles used. Based on the US TV series as seen on UK TV in the 70's.
(4 episodes (RT= 25mins each avg).
Admin notes: File format: mp4 - (VCR copy, Gd qual, nice for chidren,
Useful in class or at home. Ideal for Christmas.
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(2001) (Animation, Family) US TV Movie
Plot: Tells the story of three trees and God's plan for each of them. Uses simple terms.
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Admin notes: File format: AVI or mp4 - VG qual, nice for chidren, simple but effective metaphor. Useful in class or at home. Ideal for Christmas.
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(Sci Fi) (cartoon/CGI) (2002), based on the classic Eagle comic series.
The first 2 episodes available - (480 x 360),
(note: US origin ogg or mp4)
Best downloaded, ideal for viewing on Tablets or iPod/iPad/iPhone. Click graphic.
For those who wish to watch on line or D/l from IA - Link1, Link2 (The theme tune), Link3
For those who wish to watch on line or use YTdl - Link4 and Link5
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(2005) (Animai) (Sci fi) (Lang = Japanese) (Eng. subs here)
Plot: An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.

Admin notes:
Good film. Japanese version needs subs - remember film and subs file must have same name.
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(2010) (Documentary, TV Mini-Series) (epi.3)
Stars: Hugh Quarshie,  Phil Chapman,  Martin Dohrn
Plot: The Great Rift Valley in Africa was created when the African and Arabian tectonic plates separated about 35 million years ago. This series investigates the forces that created the rift and focuses on the landscape and wildlife.

Admin notes:
File format: Mp4 or ogv  - Good film.   (Arabic subs embedded)
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(2011), (animai, horror, monsters, magic) (PG)
Plot: Deep within a mythological world, a heartbroken young Romantic swears an oath to free his race from the omnipotent control of the otherworldly gods.  A fantastical satire on religion, responsibility, and romance,
admin notes: interesting, cross between Tim Burton and Fantastic Planet.
Wide range of formats available see table. Or watch online HD
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(2015) (TV Movie)  BBC Horizon
Stars: Bingbing Fan,  Xiaoming Huang,  Wenzhuo Zhao 
Plot: In depth study and update on scientific findings concerning the peoples and statues of Easter Island.

Admin notes:
File format: AVI or mp4  (Chinese subs embedded)    
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(2016) (Fantasy)  Bai fa mo nu zhuan zhi ming yue tian guo (original title)
Stars: Bingbing Fan,  Xiaoming Huang,  Wenzhuo Zhao 
Plot: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent.

Admin notes:
File format: mp4 or ogv      Check list (may need subtitles)
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(2016) (Crime, Drama, Mystery) PG 15
Stars: Pierce Brosnan,  Jason Barry,  Karen Moskow
Plot: Mike Regan has everything he could ever want, a beautiful family and a top of the line smart house. The company he owns is on the verge of changing flight leasing forever.

Admin notes:
File format: RAR (archive) Un-Checked Download only
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(2016) (Drama, Music, Romance) PG
Stars: Keenan Kampa,  Nicholas Galitzine,  Sonoya Mizuno
Plot: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly.

Admin notes:
File format: MKV or mp4    Check list
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(2016) (Action, Biography, Drama) PG 15
Stars: Edgar Ramírez,  Usher Raymond,  Robert De Niro
Plot: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Admin notes: File format:
AVI or mp4 - Check list #3
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2017) (Drama, Horror, Thriller) PG 15
Stars: Bill Skarsgård,  Jaeden Lieberher,  Finn Wolfhard 
Plot: In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Admin notes:
File format:  mp4 - based on a Stephen King story (scary)
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