Pot O’ Gold (1941)

Before his music shop goes under, James Stewart moves to the big city to work at his uncle’s factory. He gets caught in the middle of a feud between his uncle and a neighboring musical family, and catches the eye of the singing daughter (Paulette Goddard).

The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)

Bing Crosby stars as Father O’Malley, who is transferred to a soon-to-be-condemned school run by Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman), where they have different ideas for turning the place around.

Life with Father (1947)

A turn-of-the-century businessman (William Powell) presides over his family of four red-headed boys with straitlaced efficiency, but it is the mother (Irene Dunne) who really rules the roost. The film co-stars Edmund Gwenn and a young Elizabeth Taylor.

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Alec Guinness stars as a mild-mannered bank clerk who plots to steal gold bullion in this British caper film comedy, which also features Stanley Holloway and Audrey Hepburn.

My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Bob Hope is a baby photographer who is mistaken for a detective by a beautiful baroness (Dorothy Lamour). The fake gumshoe is soon in all kinds of trouble in this comedic film noir parody that co-stars Alan Ladd, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Appointment with Danger (1950)

Postal inspector (Alan Ladd) works with nun to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The inspector follows the trail and must soon thwart the biggest mail heist in history, in this film noir that also stars Jack Webb and Harry Morgan.

Abilene Town (1946)

A fearless lawman (Randolph Scott) stands between unruly cattlemen and a group of determined homesteaders as the two factions vie for control of the government land bordering the town.

Meet John Doe (1941)

Frank Capra directs this story of a recently fired reporter (Barbara Stanwyck) who prints a fake letter from an unknown “John Doe,” threatening suicide in protest of social ills. When the note causes an uproar, the newspaper hires her back, along with a homeless man (Gary Cooper) to play the mysterious Doe.

Stagecoach (1939)

John Ford directs this classic western about a group of strangers on their way through dangerous Apache territory, including an alcoholic doctor, a prostitute run out of town and a captured fugitive, played by John Wayne in his breakthrough role.

The Little Princess (1939 film), starring Shirley Temple

The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by Ethel Hill and Walter Ferris is loosely based on the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor. It was also her last major success as a child star.

Although it maintained the novel’s Victorian London setting, the film introduced several new characters and storylines and used the Second Boer War and the Siege of Mafeking as a backdrop to the action. Temple and Arthur Treacher had a musical number together, performing the song “Knocked ‘Em in the Old Kent Road”. Temple also appeared in an extended ballet sequence. The film’s ending was drastically different from the book.

In 1968, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants’ failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.