Public Domain Catalog

Lost and Rare

War Movies

All films are available in DVD-R format. Inquire about higher end masters such as BetaSP and DVCam. Each film comes with an explanation as to why it is in the public domain.


Aerial Gunner (1943) 79m. Buddies Chester Morris and Richard Arlen fight over a girl in basic training.

Battle of Blood Island (1960) 71m. Two American GIs are the only survivors of a unit wiped out in a battle with Japanese troops on an isolated island. Richard Devon, Ron Kennedy.

The Black Brigade (1970) Color, 71m. A redneck officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Nazis. Stephen Boyd, Moses Gunn, Richard Pryor.

Bombs Over Burma (1943) 61m. Anna May Wong. Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Casablanca Express (1989) 85m. In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

Commandos (1968, Italy) Color, 98m. Lee Van Cleef, Jack Kelly. Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians.

Corregidor (1943) 71m. Otto Kruger, Elissa Landi, Donald Woods. A hospital treats the wounded as troops try to beat back a ferocious Japanese attack.

Gung Ho Poster

Dawn Express (1942) 63m. Anne Nagel, Michael Whalen. A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use.

Delta Force Commandos (1988, Italy) Color, 96m. Latin American revolutionaries invade a military base on Puerto Rico, and steal a nuclear bomb, killing a pregnant woman in the process. Captain Beck (Fred Williamson) is assigned to track the revolutionaries to their home turf, and recover the weapon.

Desert Commandos (1977, Italy) Color, 90m. Ken Clark, Horst Frank, Jeanne Valerie.

Escape from Sobibor (1987, France) Color, 120m. During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing.

Go For Broke (1951) 91m. Van Johnson leads a Japanese-American unit fighting in Europe.

Gung Ho! (1943) 88m. Marines led by Randolph Scott invade Japanese island.

Hell in Normandy (1968) 90m. Color, Italy. Guy Madison. A special parachute unit is sent to destroy a German flame thrower installation on Omaha Beach.

Hitler - Dead or Alive (1942) 71m. Ward Bond. A team of ex-con bounty hunters go to Germany in search of Hitler -- to earn a million dollar reward!

Hitler's SS - A Portrait in Evil (1985) Color, 145m. John Shea, Bill Nighy in Hitler's SS.

Iron Angel (1964) 81m. Jim Davis, Don Red Berry. Sent behind enemy lines to knock out a North Korean gun emplacement, a squad of GI's walk right into a Commie ambush!

Lady from Chungking (1942) 69m. Anna May Wong. After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

The Marines Are Coming (1930) 71m. William Haines, Conrad Nagel in Latin American insurrection.

Mine Sweeper (1943) 66m. Richard Arlen, Russell Hayden. A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins.

Mutiny (1952) Color, 77m. Angela Lansbury. Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France.

The Navy Way (1944) 74m. Robert Lowery, Jean Parker. The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.

The North Star (1943) 106m. Ukrainian village vs. Nazis. Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, Walter Huston.

The Steel Claw (1961) Color, 96m. George Montgomery is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines.

Submarine Alert (1943) 67m. Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie. Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub.

Submarine Base (1943) 65m. John Litel, Alan Baxter. American gangster supplies German U-boats with torpedoes that explode at sea.

They Raid By Night (1942) 69m. The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis.

Three Came Home (1950) 105m. Claudette Colbert. The true story of one woman's confinement in a WW II Japanese prison camp.

Underground (1941) 95m. A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers who are SS officers in the Nazi party.

A Yank in Libya (1942) 66m. H.B. Warner, Walter Woolf King. American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia.