Republic Pictures Corporation Library
with Copyrights and Renewals

 

 

Presented is an inventory of the Republic Pictures library, as published in a company document dated April 6, 1994. Non-Republic feature films from the company’s predecessor, National Telefilm Associates, are excluded but were part of the original document, which encompassed almost 1,500 permanent features; another 300 were under lease.

The first list herein is specific to American theatrical features produced and/or released by the company between 1935–1959. Foreign features and serials are listed separately.

With the creation of Republic in 1935, absorbing Monogram Pictures Corp., Mascot Pictures Corp., Liberty Pictures Corp., Majestic Pictures Corp., and Select Productions, Inc., some sources erroneously list titles being distributed by Republic, assuming all the companies became one and the same.

Monogram’s 33 national distribution exchanges remained relatively the same except for the new name of Republic. But due to existing deals with independent state rights exchanges, Mascot, Liberty, and Majestic were obligated to continue their identities for a short time to fulfill commitments to their franchise holders.

The last picture made under the Monogram banner, “Cheers of the Crowd,” began production on May 21, 1935. However, Mascot, brought into the Republic setup in early June 1935, had a five-picture commitment with its exchanges, after which it would permanently drop its name and distribute under the Republic banner.

Mascot would begin production of its last serial, “The Fighting Marines,” in late September 1935, and its last feature, at the Talisman Studio, “Doughnuts and Society,” in early February 1936. These were made even though the company had officially started its production schedule under the Republic name at the Mascot Studio in early July 1935.

Mascot’s plant was the former Mack Sennett Studio, acquired in a bankruptcy sale of the comedian’s estate. Formally taking possession in January 1935, under a five-year lease, Mascot had purchased all of its operating equipment and furnishings, the property described as completely dilapidated.

With four stages, the 1928-built studio would become the official home of Republic in October 1935, when the various production units were amalgamated under one roof. Republic would soon build two additional stages, and purchase the studio outright in 1939.

Monogram, working mostly out of the RKO Pathé lot at the time, did not have its own studio, nor did Liberty and Majestic.

Titles copyrighted by Mascot during this transitioning period, albeit few, are excluded like those of Monogram. Note that Gene Autry’s first film for Republic, “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” completed in mid-July 1935, was planned as a Mascot title months earlier but Republic handled the copyright and distribution.

Liberty’s last-produced picture, “Born to Gamble,” completed in early June 1935, is excluded since it was copyrighted by the company, which handled distribution—like Mascot—through most of its own franchised exchanges.

The film carried the Liberty name on its print and advertising material, but was released by Republic in their newly opened New York exchange as were some Mascot titles. A few other Republic exchanges handled the film also.

“The Crime of Doctor Crespi” is included because Republic also copyrighted the film at the same time as Liberty—mistakenly according to Republic—and handled its release. The film was not made by Liberty in the first place, since it was produced independently in September 1934 at the Biograph Studio, New York.

After “Born to Gamble,” Liberty’s president, M.H. Hoffman, would briefly become a unit producer for Republic and Columbia. In 1939 Liberty’s small library of 12 features—including the aforementioned film—was acquired by Herbert J. Yates’ Consolidated Film Industries (CFI) and then by Republic, its corporate cousin.

Mascot’s library of 19 features and 20 sound serials was sold in 1945 to George Hirliman of International Theatrical and Television Corp., through negotiations with Nat Levine and CFI. Levine, who founded Mascot in 1927, had resigned the presidency of Republic in early 1937.

Mascot, Liberty and Majestic were all financed by CFI, which ended up owning a stake in their film libraries except Majestic, but no titles would be in the official Republic library itself. Monogram, too, was financed by Consolidated.

Although part of the rumor mill in 1935, Invincible Pictures Corp. and Chesterfield Pictures Corp. were not involved in Republic’s creation in any way—both companies were financed by Pathé. This myth still persists today.

In early 1934 Majestic, relying on independent pickups, formed its own production unit under the helm of Larry Darmour, Majestic Producing Corp. With the absorption into Republic, the company would continue to distribute, along with Republic, the few Darmour titles still in circulation. Majestic’s last film, “Reckless Roads,” was completed in May 1935.

With the success of the fledgling Monogram, Herbert J. Yates had his eyes on the company early on. This included a proposed plan in late 1933 to acquire the company and its main distribution system, First Division, run by Harry H. Thomas. Yates had planned to enter into a combination with Harold B. Franklin, the former head of Fox West Coast Theatres and RKO Theatres.

One other company, rarely mentioned, absorbed into Republic was Select Productions, Inc., headed by William Saal and Burt Kelly. In 1934 the company, a subsidiary of CFI, made five films in the East, at the Biograph Studio, New York.

Select’s president, William Saal, would later become the executive assistant to Herbert J. Yates, with him to the very end of Republic Pictures in 1959.

The newly reconstructed Biograph Studio, which opened for production in the Bronx on January 2, 1934, was owned by CFI, the precursor to Herbert J. Yates’ plan to enter motion picture production in a big way. The first film to be made at the modernized plant was “Frankie and Johnnie.”

While still temporarily active in the East, Select Productions then started Hollywood production in October 1934 with “Federal Agent” and then “Salvage” (released as “Burning Gold”), and in early 1935, “Go-Get-’Em, Haines” and “Racing Luck,” all starring Bill Boyd.

The films were belatedly released by Republic to cash in on Bill Boyd’s popularity as Hopalong Cassidy. All were presented under the Winchester Pictures banner, helmed by George Hirliman who also helped Herbert J. Yates oversee talent for the Biograph Studio.

Although “Forbidden Heaven” was sometimes reported as the first Republic production, “Westward Ho” was the first to be completed, on June 25, 1935, when additional scenes were filmed at the Talisman Studio after principal photography ended early in the month. The film was trade-screened on June 1.

“Forbidden Heaven” started on June 12, at the RKO Pathé Studio, and wrapped up on June 27. It was the first, however, to be planned solely as a Republic production since “Westward Ho” and “Lawless Range”—filmed back-to-back beginning on May 19 at Lone Pine, California—were in the production pipeline with Monogram.

“Westward Ho” was the first to be released generally, in late August, and “Forbidden Heaven” in late September. “Lawless Range” was tentatively planned for a July 30 release but hit the exchanges in late October. Two other Republic titles predated the release of “Forbidden Heaven”: “Two Sinners” and “Cappy Ricks Returns,” both released in September 1935.

As listed in Republic’s 1994 document, ‘T’ denotes a film available on broadcast tape, ‘F’ on 16mm film. Titles without a format designation (‘—’) were either not part of the Republic library at this time or simply not available for distribution.

The document’s origins predate 1994 since some Republic titles have expiration dates going back to 1984, when National Telefilm Associates (NTA) was renamed Republic, the dates reflecting when distribution rights expired.

Some expiration dates, though not Republic studio titles, go back to 1966, reflecting the document’s early origins.

Besides seven other cases outlined below, those that expired in 1984 were 23 titles in the Red Ryder series, which today is marketed on home video by VCI Entertainment under license from Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc. NTA’s rights expired by the end of the 1960s, and Leo A. Gutman, Inc., New York, was distributing the series to TV by at least 1980. Republic’s document listed the expiration as January 24, 1984, so the then-NTA must have reacquired the rights after Gutman.

The others with expiration dates are seven titles made independently for Republic: “The French Key,” “The Glass Alibi,” “The Pretender,” “Strange Impersonation,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Woman Who Came Back” and “Yankee Fakir,” all now owned by Films Around the World, Inc. (FAT-W).

The Republic releases “The Great Flamarion,” “Identity Unknown,” “That’s My Baby!” and “Trocadero” are now owned by FAT-W also. No expiration dates, however, were included for these indie titles because their copyrights were not renewed.

“Trocadero,” for reasons unknown, was not listed in Republic’s document but was in the NTA library in 1984, although apparently not in circulation. Even when the film came into the hands of Classics Associates, Inc., later called Films Around the World, it was not available on 16mm.

The eleven titles now with FAT-W were once owned by a former Motion Pictures for Television subsidiary, Western Television Corp., later a division of Television Industries, Inc. They were leased to NTA by the films’ new owner, Link Industries, Inc., two years before NTA purchased the Republic library in 1967.

All eleven were on TV in the early 1950s from MPTV, the largest distributor at the time. And all were produced off the Republic lot by either Walter Colmes or W. Lee Wilder under their associated company names.

Three other independent films came back to the Republic library through TV distributors: “Captain Tugboat Annie” and “Adventures of Captain Fabian” were acquired in 1952 and 1958, respectively, by M&A Alexander Productions, Inc., whose library formed a substantial part of NTA in the mid-1960s.

The third, “Macbeth,” was acquired by the Bank of America in a foreclosure suit, and released to TV by the Film Division of General Teleradio in 1955. NTA acquired the domestic TV rights in 1958, along with 29 other titles in the foreclosure—ultimately owning the films outright.

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Thanks to the pre-Republic NTA and the then-independent M&A Alexander Productions, these three films made a full circle to become permanently part of the Republic library. Only “Macbeth” was lensed on the studio’s lot.

Two other independent Republic titles were in the old NTA library but were gone by 1994. “The Fabulous Suzanne” was distributed by Television Exploitation, Inc., renamed Comet Television Films, Inc. in 1953, partnering with the fledgling NTA in 1954. The film was part of a small library owned by Milton Gettinger’s P.C. Corp., which NTA continued to handle into the 1960s.

Also “Jealousy” which NTA temporarily picked up for distribution in 1956 from Acus Pictures Corp., New York., an early TV distributor, only to disappear from circulation after a few years. The company had eight features available for TV in the early 1960s, but its founder, Patrick E. Shanahan, passed away in 1964; the successor-in-interest is unknown.

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“A Song for Miss Julie,” another indie filmed off the Republic lot. Like “Macbeth” this was a bank-foreclosed title, and acquired by George Bagnall & Associates, Inc., which released it to TV and theaters as a reissue in 1953. Owned by a little-known company called Pacific Films (later owned by Tele-Pac, Inc.), it was being distributed to television in the early 1960s by Prime T.V. Films, Inc.

Although tracking down TV distributors may seem unimportant, such companies often owned all negative rights, especially minor titles like these, the films no longer valued for theatrical exhibition. This at a time when home video—discounting narrow-gauge—did not exist. The distributor of one orphaned independent Republic title from the 1940s, however, has eluded me: “The Big Show-Off” was playing on TV in 1952, only to disappear by the early 1960s.

Not included in Republic’s document are 56 Gene Autry titles, the majority with copyright renewals by Republic and NTA, the remainder in the public domain. These are now owned by the Autry estate. When exactly NTA lost the rights is unknown, but the films were being distributed to TV in 1982 by Autry’s own Golden West Television, Inc.

The Roy Rogers titles in the Republic library are still owned by its successor, Paramount, but his estate also has rights. Of the cowboy’s 81 starring roles for the studio, most are in the public domain. However, in an odd case of dual ownership, even those under copyright today have been released on home video without the involvement of Paramount, advertised as “authorized by the Roy Rogers Estate.”

Films with no elements in 1994 are prefaced by an ‘X’, all but one followed by a two-letter designation. Although the others are explained below, X-RP denotes an in-house Republic production still known to be in the library in absentia, so to speak, except those with expired underlying rights, which are noted. Film elements may be incomplete or non-existent for most of them.

Comprehensive rights are far beyond the scope of what is presented here, the list more to provide a snapshot of what was available in 1994 and decades earlier.

Republic’s library remained relatively intact into the early 1980s, unlike its counterpart Monogram/Allied Artists which sold outright many of its features years before.

With its entry into the early field of television distribution in 1951, through its Hollywood Television Service, Inc. subsidiary, Republic retitled a number of films for the medium. These variants are reflected in the company document and included herein with their original titles.

A few of the new titles reflect theatrical reissues or those retitled shortly after release, but many were specifically for television, which are noted. Other non-Republic variants include three Gene Autry features that MCA-TV retitled when the company had his Republic films in the 1950s.

Reissues are noted only when the original titles have been changed for domestic release, and have been verified as true theatrical reissues, disregarding other forms of title variants. It appears that Republic generally retitled only those reissues with bigger budgets, leaving their often re-released B pictures—especially westerns—with their original titles. UK titles are also included.

By May 1957 Hollywood Television Service advertised 447 pre-1948 features available to TV, excluding the 67 titles with Roy Rogers and 56 with Gene Autry that MCA-TV—a Republic shareholder—had acquired for worldwide distribution in 1955.

Pre-1948 meant productions started before August 1, 1948, and vice versa, as per an agreement with Hollywood’s talent guilds. Republic ignored the agreement for post-1948 titles, in 1958, since corporately it had ceased motion picture production.

In early 1958, under much controversy, Republic released the first batch of its post-’48 library to TV: 203 features and 15 serials, most of it known as the Constellation Group. In April 1959, Douglas T. Yates, company vice-president, stated 461 pre-’48 titles were in distribution besides the 203 post-’48 pictures.

Douglas T. Yates’ total excluded MCA-TV’s 123 titles with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, and the 23 Red Ryders, which were all pre-’48. The Republic backlog released to TV totaled 94% with their inclusion.

Republic’s president, Herbert J. Yates, stated in early 1959 that only “about 50” post-’48 films remained in the company’s vaults. In late 1960 those would be released to TV in HTS’s Saturn Group package comprised of 30 titles.

The company’s last two post-’48 serials were released by HTS in 1963, leaving 20 of 66 cliffhangers unreleased by the company—about half of those with expired rights. The number of Republic serials in TV circulation would change very little over the years.

In the latter part of 1960, Hollywood Television Service’s library—with over 1200 titles including TV episodes, serial episodes and shorts—had 246 post-’48 and 615 pre-’48 feature films. This included the 23 Red Ryder titles and the 123 with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.

The Red Ryder series was part of the very first package of films released by HTS, in 1951, with KTTV, Los Angeles, the first station in the country to sign a deal, acquiring 127 features and 48 half-hour serial episodes. The rights to the Red Ryders eventually expired but were acquired again by HTS from Stephen Slesinger, Inc. in early 1960.

The 123 Roy Rogers and Gene Autry titles also returned to HTS the same year in a new agreement with MCA-TV, which had acquired worldwide TV rights to the films in March 1955. A long legal battle between Republic and the cowboy stars kept the films from being broadcast until the MCA-TV deal.

With 246 post-’48ers and 615 pre-’48ers, HTS had a total of 861 feature films by the end of 1960.

There are 804 of 951 theatrical feature films, both American and foreign, listed herein with TV elements—tape and/or film, including the 23 Red Ryders, which should not have been shown as such since their rights expired in 1984. This totals 860 features if the 56 Autrys with no elements are included. (The use of the word elements is specific to TV, which means 16mm or broadcast tape—not 35mm.)

The closely matching total is deceiving, however, because 13 of the titles with elements in 1994 were with three other TV distributors in 1960: Western Television, M&A Alexander Productions, and NTA (its pre-Republic years).

This means 14 more features were being distributed in 1960 compared to 1994 if one includes the Red Ryder and Gene Autry titles for comparison.

Not listed with elements in 1994 but first released by HTS between 1958–1960 were nine independent American titles: “Yellowneck,” “Hidden Guns,” “Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer,” “Journey to Freedom,” “Hell Canyon Outlaws,” “Raiders of Old California,” “Hell Ship Mutiny,” “Outcasts of the City,” and “Street of Darkness.”

Also not listed with elements in 1994 but first released by HTS in 1958 were four foreign titles: “Thunder Over Tangier,” “The Fighting Wildcats,” “Scotland Yard Dragnet,” and “International Counterfeiters.”

This accounts for 13 extra features being distributed in 1960. The 14th feature, “The Avengers,” was not listed in 1994, but was available at least into the 1970s.

HTS wasted no time with Republic’s latter post-’48 backlog, releasing many of them to TV two years after their theatrical release dates.

Another title without elements in 1994 but handled by HTS was “Bill and Coo,” first broadcast in 1955 as a “Specialty Attraction,” but the rights had lapsed by 1960. Republic’s UK distributor at the time, Eros Films, did manage a reissue in 1959.

Not listed above is “Behind City Lights,” without elements in 1994 but released by HTS in 1952, only to be pulled from circulation a couple of years later.

Two others without elements in 1994 were “Affairs of Jimmy Valentine” and “The Return of Jimmy Valentine,” both briefly released under their original titles by HTS in the early 1950s, and subsequently retitled “Unforgotten Crime” and “Prison Shadows,” respectively. They were not available from HTS in 1960, apparently pulled from circulation around the same time as “Behind City Lights.”

Hollywood Television Service announced in 1960 that it was planning to release its 850-film library to foreign television stations, the number a generalization. The company had exactly 861 titles for domestic release, including 433 available with Spanish subtitles and a lesser number with French, German, Italian, and Portuguese subtitles.

Note that what HTS had were only those features in circulation—the total would be different if John Wayne’s lost six-reeler, “The Oregon Trail,” had previously been discovered in a Kansas salt mine.

Also available from HTS at this time were 501 serial chapters—most if not all edited to 13 minutes—in three packages: Science Fiction Cliff Hangers, Jungle Adventure Cliff Hangers, and Republic’s Famous Cliff Hangers. In addition there were four TV series: “Stories of the Century,” “Frontier Doctor,” “Stryker of Scotland Yard,” and “Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.”

A few in-house Republic productions have never been released to TV or any other media since their theatrical runs: “The Harvester” and “Michael O’Halloran,” both based on novels by Gene Stratton-Porter. Also “Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case,” now owned by Kit Parker who, after securing the underlying rights, has found no useable film elements. He also owns “Mr. District Attorney,” which has never been released to TV but is available on home video.

Although the four films above were made in-house and released to TV at one time, as mentioned none were in Republic’s 1994 document, probably because of poor elements or underlying rights issues.

Of the independent titles from Republic, only two have disappeared from circulation since their theatrical runs: “A Gentle Gangster” has not seen the light of day since, although the British Film Institute has elements; and “Deerslayer,” not to be confused with the 1957 version which was purchased by NTA from 20th Century-Fox in 1960.

The Republic library and other films acquired by NTA are housed at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, where their online catalog can be searched to see what elements exist in their holdings.

Although excluded from Republic’s original document, the initial copyright claimant as registered with the US Copyright Office is listed for each film along with its renewal number. Copyrights renewed other than by Republic’s corporate entities—Republic Corp., National Telefilm Associates, Inc., Repix, Inc.—are italicized.

Of the few films never registered, most have Republic copyright statements on the prints. The law at this time allowed a film to be registered within 28 years of its release, and Republic belatedly registered some of its last films within the deadline, also registering for renewal in the same 28-year window.

In almost all cases, however, films were registered upon their initial release.

In rare cases Republic was the registered copyright claimant but a different one appeared on the print. And some independent films, where Republic’s rights lapsed, had new credits for TV distribution, inserting entirely different copyright claimants. These are not noted.

No guarantee is implied for documenting every copyright renewal, though confidence prevails that all have been accounted. This is not a legal document—some renewals could be missing.

Even without renewal a film may have underlying rights protected by copyright. “Hell Ship Mutiny,” for example, has some of its music under copyright even though the film itself was never registered.

Theatrically released features culled from serials are included, and any renewals listed are specific only to the condensed versions. These are noted as ‘from serial’ but do not always reflect the chapter play’s original name.

No serials were listed in the Republic document, but included were the 26 retitled and condensed 100-minute features the company released to television in March 1966. These are included in a separate list following the serials.

Colorized films in Republic’s document are excluded.

The year for each film was not included either. These have been based on a film’s premiere or release date (i.e. its first showing to the general public), but note that it was not uncommon for Republic to hold back some films for six months or more before distribution.

All films are black and white unless noted. Those in Naturama, Republic’s 2.35:1 widescreen format, or any other anamorphic format are also noted. Republic’s first three-color Trucolor film was “Honeychile,” and it is assumed that all subsequent titles in the format were the same.

 

A brief chronology of the Republic library:

  • 1935: Republic Pictures Corp. is formed.
  • 1950: Hollywood Television Service, Inc., a Republic subsidiary, is formed.
  • 1951: HTS begins releasing Republic’s backlog to TV. The company offers its Hollywood studio as a rental lot to television producers, the first major Hollywood plant to do so.
  • 1952: National Telefilm Associates is incorporated, initially as First Federal Film Network, Inc., but not fully active until January 1954 (no affiliation with Republic at this time). Besides TV properties, NTA starts out with 68 feature films (about half are B westerns). Republic starts production of its first TV series, “Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe,” in February.
  • 1953: Republic forms Studio City Television Productions, Inc. The first TV series under the subsidiary’s name is “Stories of the Century” which begins filming in November. With increased TV production by both Republic and companies leasing space, four new sound stages are completed on the studio’s North Hollywood lot, bringing the total to 19.
  • 1956: Republic completes its last in-house production in early November; all subsequent features are made by independents.
  • 1958: Republic finances its last film. (Technically this is not correct, since Republic Corp. financed two films in 1960 under a guarantor plan that included use of its studio.)
  • 1959: Herbert J. Yates sells Republic.
  • 1960: Republic Pictures Corp. becomes Republic Corp., the former name dropped.
  • 1963: CBS acquires a five-year lease for the entirety of Republic’s studio.
  • 1967: NTA buys Republic’s library from Republic Corp. for $3.35 million; CBS buys Republic’s studio from Republic Corp. for $9.5 million. HTS becomes a division of NTA. Repix, Inc., an NTA subsidiary, is formed. NTA gets domestic television and theatrical rights to the library, while Emery Pictures, Inc., New York, will distribute internationally.
  • 1971: Tele-Communications, Inc., a cable operator, through its subsidiary TCI Programs, Inc., acquires a majority share of NTA for $4.5 million and the Republic library for $3 million. The shares TCI purchased were co-owned by New York financier Joseph Harris, who attempted to take over Republic in 1957. By October 1971, the NTA library encompasses 1,694 company-owned feature films and distribution rights to 472 additional features.
  • 1972: NTA acquires foreign television and theatrical rights to the Republic library. The company licenses 70 films for the soon-to-fail Cartrivision system—home video is born.
  • 1973: NTA acquires NBC Films, Inc., with more than 180 television programs (e.g. “Bonanza”).
  • 1977: Republic Pictures Corp. is reborn, a subsidiary of Republic Industries, in no way related to Republic Corp. The new Republic Pictures, without its namesake’s film library, has rights to the famous eagle trademark and the Republic Pictures name and its variants. The Nostalgia Merchant acquires non-theatrical rights to NTA’s library; after Cartrivision fails, the eagle soars once again on home video.
  • 1980: The new Republic Pictures (Republic Industries) is up for sale. Its assets include, as reported in a newspaper article, the eagle trademark, 27 feature films, many of them for the home video cassette market only, two mail order concerns which sell nutritional guides and computerized horoscopes and $6 million worth of real estate in Juneau, Alaska.
  • 1982: NTA Home Entertainment is formed.
  • 1984: NTA announces in December that it is being renamed Republic Pictures Corp., having acquired the trademarks of the former Republic Industries.
  • 1985: Tele-Communications, Inc. sells its majority share of NTA/Republic in January, coinciding with the dissolution of NTA on January 7, 1985. Republic is reborn once again. NTA Home Entertainment becomes Republic Pictures Home Video.
  • 1986: The Paragon Group, an investment partnership formed in 1985 to acquire media properties, purchases Republic for $8.7 million.
  • 1994: Paragon is acquired by Spelling Entertainment Group, Inc., controlled since 1993 by Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. By year’s end the majority of Blockbuster—and hence Spelling—is owned by Viacom, Inc., which had absorbed Paramount earlier in the year.
  • 1998: Republic Entertainment, Inc., a Spelling subsidiary since 1994, formerly Republic Pictures Corp., licenses its home video catalog to Artisan Entertainment, Inc. (later absorbed into Lions Gate [Lionsgate] Entertainment, Inc.), initially under a seven-year term.
  • 1999: Viacom gains full control of Spelling.
  • 2005: Viacom (Paramount) forms Melange Pictures, a subsidiary for the Republic library and other films in the former NTA library.
  • 2012: Under license from Paramount, Olive Films begins releasing the Republic/NTA library to home video.

 

 

American Features

The following have been used to denote films existing or missing in the 1994 Republic library:

X-CW: Commonwealth-released titles. Commonwealth Pictures Corp. and Commonwealth Film and Television, Inc., and its parent, Guaranteed Pictures Co., Inc., were companies that later had rights to all the Republic films made by Consolidated Film Industries’s subsidiary, Select Productions, Inc. Commonwealth also had reissue and TV rights for two of the three 1934-filmed Select Productions released by RKO: “Woman in the Dark,” retitled by Commonwealth as “Woman in the Shadows,” and “People’s Enemy,” retitled for theaters by Guaranteed as “Racketeers.” These were filmed at CFI’s Biograph Studio, New York, as were two of the six released by Republic, “The Crime of Doctor Crespi” and “Frankie and Johnnie.” A third RKO-released Select production, “Gigolette,” disappeared from circulation in the 1960s. Commonwealth’s film library was eventually taken over by Teleprompter Corp.

X-FW: Films Around the World titles, whose elements were listed for all except one but the titles expired in early 1984.

X-GA: Gene Autry titles.

X-HT: Independent and foreign titles released by Hollywood Television Service/NTA where Republic’s domestic rights eventually lapsed. Of the ten American features noted as such, domestic TV rights had expired by the end of the 1960s for nine of them, but Republic still retained foreign rights for these in some countries through its subsidiary, Republic Pictures International Corp.

X-RP: In-house Republic titles, those by Republic Productions, Inc., still known to be in the library in absentia, except those with expired underlying rights.

X-RR: Red Ryder titles, whose elements were listed for all but the rights expired in early 1984.

X-SP: Supreme Pictures Corp. titles which Republic also released to TV but such rights were subsequently handled by Teleprompter Corp. in the 1970s, perhaps earlier. TV rights to the 16 other titles produced by Supreme stayed with Republic, so why eight of them changed hands is unknown; perhaps a temporary agreement. Only two of Republic’s Supreme titles were released in the UK, but they were handled there by Colmore Distributors Ltd., and not the studios’s contracted distributor, British Lion. So the head of Supreme, A.W. Hackel, obviously had additional rights, notably the 24 films being reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures Corp. in a localized deal that included only three New York exchange territories. All the films produced by Supreme are noted.

Other titles with no elements in 1994 simply have an ‘X’, and all prefaced as such are not part of Paramount’s current library, through its Melange Pictures subsidiary. Following American Features is a list of most of the films prefaced by ‘X’, with production companies and additional notes.

Also included is an inventory of 16mm titles in 1979 and 1985, with a check mark (✓) denoting a title available from Republic; an ‘×’, not available from Republic but was from a non-affiliated distributor, i.e. not a Republic title; and ‘–’, not available on narrow-gauge from any company. Almost all of Republic’s 16mm library was distributed by Ivy Films, NTA/Republic’s official non-theatrical distributor since 1971.

 

Accused of Murder 1956 TF   RE200-361 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor and Naturama
Adventures of Captain Fabian 1951 TF   RE018-086 ©Republic Pictures Corp. US-France co-production
Affair in Reno 1957 TF   RE238-960 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Affairs of Cappy Ricks 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Affairs of Geraldine 1946 T   R557429 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine 1942 X-RP ----------- never registered released HTS 1950s as Unforgotten Crime
African Manhunt 1955 X RE136-455 ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Alias Billy the Kid 1946 TF   R554199 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Alias the Champ 1949 TF   R645414 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
All Over Town 1937 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Along the Navajo Trail 1945 TF   R554200 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Along the Oregon Trail 1947 F   R590890 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Angel and the Badman 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Angel Comes to Brooklyn, An 1945 F   R548949 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Angel in Exile 1948 TF   R625111 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1954 as Dark Violence
Angel on the Amazon 1948 F   R625121 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1954 as Jungle Wilderness; UK: Drums Along the Amazon
Angels with Broken Wings 1941 T   R437482 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Apache Kid, The 1941 F   R447993 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Apache Rose 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Arizona Cowboy, The 1950 TF   R665666 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Arizona Gunfighter, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Arizona Kid, The 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Arizona Manhunt 1951 TF   RE018-078 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Arizona Terrors 1942 F   R458731 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Arkansas Judge 1941 TF   R429325 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: False Witness
Army Girl 1938 TF   R389259 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Last of the Cavalry
Arson Gang Busters 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Arson Racket Squad (retitled shortly after its initial release); UK: Fire Fighters
Atlantic City 1944 T   R520385 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1950 as Atlantic City Honeymoon
Atomic Kid, The 1954 TF   RE136-448 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Avengers, The 1950 X-RP R670677 ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1960s–1970s;
US-Argentina co-production
Back in the Saddle 1941 X-GA R433159 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Bad Man of Deadwood 1941 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Bal Tabarin 1952 TF   RE049-458 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bandit King of Texas 1949 TF   R645407 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bandits of Dark Canyon 1947 F   R606059 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bandits of the Badlands 1945 F   R548965 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bandits of the West 1953 TF   RE088-822 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Barnyard Follies 1940 F   R427547 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bar-Z Bad Men 1937 T X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Beginning of the End 1957 X RE264-412 ©AB-PT Pictures Corp.  
Behind City Lights 1945 X-RP R548963 ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS 1950s
Behind the News 1940 TF   R427548 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Belle LeGrand 1951 TF   RE018-062 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Belle of Old Mexico 1950 TF   R665673 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Bells of Capistrano 1942 X-GA R470416 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Bells of Coronado 1950 TF   R648425 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Bells of Rosarita 1945 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Bells of San Angelo 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Beneath Western Skies 1944 TF   R510533 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Beware of Ladies 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Beyond the Last Frontier 1943 TF   R496356 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Big Bonanza, The 1944 F   R531021 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Big Show, The 1936 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Big Show-Off, The 1945 X no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. The film’s copyright was registered by Republic, but the on-screen claimant is Williams-Spence Productions
Bill and Coo 1948 X-HT no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. × Trucolor; released HTS 1950s
Bill Cracks Down 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Men of Steel
Billy the Kid Returns 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Black Hills Ambush 1952 F   RE049-459 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Black Hills Express, The 1943 F   R492740 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Blackmail 1947 T   R582740 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Blocked Trail, The 1943 F   R487420 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Blonde Bandit, The 1949 TF   R648429 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Blue Montana Skies 1939 X-GA R386864 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Bold Caballero, The 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Magnacolor; UK: The Bold Cavalier
Bold Frontiersman, The 1948 TF   R606066 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Boothill Brigade 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Boots and Saddles 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Border Legion, The 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers); as West of the Badlands (TV title)
Border Phantom 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Border Saddlemates 1952 F   RE049-456 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bordertown Gun Fighters 1943 TF   R492742 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bordertown Trail 1944 TF   R517629 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Born to Be Wild 1938 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bowery Boy 1940 T   R427549 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Brazil 1944 T   R520393 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Stars and Guitars
Brimstone 1949 TF   R645410 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas 1951 TF   RE018-057 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Bulldog Edition 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Lady Reporter
Bullfighter and the Lady 1951 TF   RE018-064 ©Republic Pictures Corp. US-Mexico co-production
Burning Gold 1935 X-CW R318943 ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Calendar Girl 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Stardust and Sweet Music
California Firebrand 1948 TF   R606064 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
California Gold Rush 1946 F X-RR R554189 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
California Joe 1943 TF   R503513 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
California Passage 1950 TF   R682672 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Call of the Canyon 1942 X-GA R470414 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Call of the Rockies 1944 TF   R517619 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Call of the South Seas 1944 TF   R517622 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Call of the Yukon 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Call the Mesquiteers 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Outlaws of the West
Calling All Marines 1939 F   R397149 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Calling Wild Bill Elliott 1943 TF   R492731 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Campus Honeymoon 1948 TF   R606060 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cancion de Mexico 1945 X-RP R548967 ©Republic Pictures Corp. US-Mexico co-production; Spanish version of Song of Mexico
Canyon City 1943 F   R503511 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cappy Ricks Returns 1935 TF   R318933 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Captain Tugboat Annie 1945 T   R554384 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Captive of Billy the Kid 1952 TF   RE018-091 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Carolina Cannonball 1955 F   RE136-453 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Carolina Moon 1940 X-GA R423854 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Carson City Cyclone 1943 F   R487424 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Carson City Kid, The 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Carson City Raiders 1948 TF   R609256 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Casanova in Burlesque 1944 TF   R503514 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Catman of Paris, The 1946 F   R554198 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cavalry 1936 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Champ for a Day 1953 TF   RE088-826 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Chatterbox 1943 F   R492728 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cheaters, The 1945 T   R531035 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1949 as The Castaway
Cherokee Flash, The 1945 TF   R548950 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cheyenne Wildcat 1944 F X-RR R520390 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Chicago Kid, The 1945 F   R531037 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Circus Girl 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Citadel of Crime 1941 TF   R441089 ©Republic Pictures Corp. initially released as Ten Nights in a Barroom; UK: Outside the Law
City of Shadows 1955 TF   RE170-786 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
City That Never Sleeps 1953 TF   RE088-809 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Code of the Outlaw 1942 TF   R458728 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Code of the Prairie 1944 TF   R520388 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Code of the Silver Sage 1950 F   R665680 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Colorado 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Colorado Kid, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Colorado Pioneers 1945 F X-RR R548974 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Colorado Sundown 1952 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Colorado Sunset 1939 X-GA R394254 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Come Next Spring 1956 TF   RE170-802 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Come On, Cowboys! 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Come On, Leathernecks 1938 F   R390852 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Come On, Rangers 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Comin’ ’Round the Mountain 1936 X-GA R319837 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Conquest of Cheyenne 1946 F X-RR R554206 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Corpus Christi Bandits 1945 F   R531030 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Country Fair 1941 F   R437480 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Country Gentlemen 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Covered Trailer, The 1939 F   R400729 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Covered Wagon Days 1940 TF   R423839 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Covered Wagon Raid 1950 F   R670680 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cowboy and the Senorita 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Cowboy Serenade 1942 X-GA R458730 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); UK: Serenade of the West
Cowboys from Texas 1939 F   R399774 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Crazylegs 1953 X RE088-834 ©Hall Bartlett Product-
ions, Inc.
 
Crime of Doctor Crespi, The 1935 X-CW R318940 ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Crime of the Century 1946 F   R554207 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Crooked Circle, The 1957 TF   RE238-972 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Crooked Road, The 1940 F   R423850 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cuban Fireball 1951 TF   RE018-063 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Cyclone Kid, The 1942 TF   R465256 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dakota 1945 TF   R548972 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dakota Incident 1956 TF   RE200-343 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Dakota Kid, The 1951 F   RE018-074 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dancing Feet 1936 F   R319830 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dangerous Holiday 1937 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer 1956 X-HT no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. × Trucolor; released HTS 1950s–
1960s; US-Mexico co-production
Daredevils of the Clouds 1948 TF   R609263 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dark Command 1940 TF   R423837 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Daughter of the Jungle 1949 TF   R645380 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Days of Buffalo Bill 1946 F   R554202 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Days of Jesse James 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Days of Old Cheyenne 1943 TF   R492732 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dead Man’s Gulch 1943 TF   R487417 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Death Valley Gunfighter 1949 F   R645385 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Death Valley Manhunt 1943 F   R496354 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Death Valley Outlaws 1941 TF   R447997 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Deerslayer 1943 X R503512 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Denver Kid, The 1948 F   R625118 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desert Bandit 1941 TF   R437485 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desert of Lost Men 1951 TF   RE018-090 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desert Patrol 1938 TF   R386883 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Desperadoes of Dodge City 1948 TF   R625113 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desperadoes’ Outpost 1952 TF   RE049-460 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desperate Adventure, A 1938 T   R390856 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: It Happened in Paris
Destination Big House 1950 TF   R670676 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Devil Pays Off, The 1941 F   R452620 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dick Tracy 1938 X-RP ----------- never registered from serial (expired underlying
rights); no US release—see notes
Doctors Don’t Tell 1941 F   R443097 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Don’t Fence Me In 1945 F   R554756 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Doomed at Sundown 1937 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Double Jeopardy 1955 F   RE170-782 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Crooked Ring
Down Dakota Way 1949 TF   R645412 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Down in “Arkansaw” 1938 TF   R393737 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Down Laredo Way 1953 TF   RE088-827 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Down Mexico Way 1941 X-GA R447998 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Down to the Sea 1936 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Driftwood 1947 TF   R590889 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Drums of Fu Manchu 1943 X-RP R503507 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial (expired underlying rights)
Duel at Apache Wells 1957 F   RE238-959 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Duke Comes Back, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Call of the Ring
Duke of Chicago 1949 F   R645386 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Durango Valley Raiders 1938 F   R390854 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Earl Carroll Sketchbook 1946 F   R557428 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Stand Up and Sing; UK: Hats Off to Rhythm
Earl Carroll Vanities 1945 F   R531024 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Earl of Puddlestone 1940 F   R427540 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Jolly Old Higgins
Eighteen and Anxious 1957 X RE264-415 ©AB-PT Pictures Corp.  
El Paso Kid, The 1946 F   R554212 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
El Paso Stampede 1953 TF   RE088-830 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
End of the Road 1944 F   R520383 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Escape by Night 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Eternal Sea, The 1955 TF   RE170-784 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Exiled to Shanghai 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Exposed 1947 TF   R590891 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Eyes of Texas 1948 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Fabulous Senorita, The 1952 TF   RE049-453 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fabulous Suzanne, The 1946 X R568603 ©Republic Pictures Corp. released NTA 1950s–1960s
Fabulous Texan, The 1947 TF   R590893 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1953 as The Texas Uprising
Faces in the Fog 1944 F   R520399 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fair Wind to Java 1953 TF   RE088-808 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
False Faces 1943 F   R492737 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Attorney’s Dilemma
Far Frontier, The 1948 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Fatal Witness, The 1945 F   R548959 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Federal Agent 1936 X-CW R319944 ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Federal Agent at Large 1950 F   R665679 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Federal Man-Hunt 1938 F   R389266 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Flight from Justice
Feud Maker, The 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Fighting Chance, The 1955 T   RE170-792 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fighting Coast Guard 1951 TF   RE018-070 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fighting Devil Dogs, The 1943 X-RP R487419 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial
Fighting Kentuckian, The 1949 TF   R645418 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fighting Seabees, The 1944 TF   R510528 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fighting Thoroughbreds 1939 F   R389263 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Firebrands of Arizona 1944 TF   R520394 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flame, The 1947 TF   R590895 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flame of Barbary Coast 1945 TF   R531029 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flame of the Islands 1956 TF   RE170-796 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Flame of Youth 1949 T   R645413 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flaming Fury 1949 F   R645405 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flight at Midnight 1939 T   R394251 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flight Nurse 1953 TF   RE088-835 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flying Tigers 1942 TF   R479739 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Follow Your Heart 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Forbidden Heaven 1935 TF   R318938 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Forced Landing 1935 F   R319828 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Forged Passport 1939 F   R400427 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Forgotten Girls 1940 F   R423836 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fort Dodge Stampede 1951 TF   RE018-080 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Frankie and Johnnie 1936 X-CW R319834 ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
French Key, The 1946 F X-FW R563069 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Friendly Neighbors 1940 F   R427538 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Frisco Tornado 1950 TF   R675451 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Frisco Waterfront 1935 F   R319826 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: When We Look Back
Frontier Investigator 1949 F   R645392 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Frontier Pony Express 1939 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Frontier Vengeance 1940 F   R427537 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fugitive from Sonora 1943 TF   R492741 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fugitive Lady 1951 X RE013-037 ©Venus Productions, Inc. US-UK-Italy co-production (filmed in both English and Italian versions)
G.I. War Brides 1946 TF   R557423 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: War Brides
Gallant Legion, The 1948 F   R609259 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gambling Terror, The 1937 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Gangs of Chicago 1940 F   R423845 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gangs of New York 1938 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gangs of Sonora 1941 F   R441084 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gangs of the Waterfront 1945 F   R548954 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gaucho Serenade 1940 X-GA R423841 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry), as Keep Rollin’
Gauchos of Eldorado 1941 TF   R447999 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gay Blades 1946 TF   R554219 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Tournament Tempo (TV title)
Gay Ranchero, The 1948 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Gay Vagabond, The 1941 F   R437484 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gentle Gangster, A 1943 X R492733 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gentleman from Louisiana,
The
1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Geraldine 1953 TF   RE088-832 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ghost Goes Wild, The 1947 T   R582726 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ghost of Zorro 1959 TF   RE338-979 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial
Ghost-Town Gold 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ghost Valley Raiders 1940 TF   R423835 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girl from Alaska, The 1942 F   R462319 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girl from God’s Country 1940 F   R423857 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girl from Havana 1940 F   R427534 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girl from Mandalay, The 1936 F   R319940 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girl in the Woods 1958 X RE264-414 ©AB-PT Pictures Corp.  
Girl Who Dared, The 1944 F   R517623 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Girls of the Big House 1945 F   R548966 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Git Along Little Dogies 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); UK: Serenade of the West
Glass Alibi, The 1946 F X-FW R563067 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Go-Get-’Em, Haines 1936 X-CW no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Gobs and Gals 1952 F   RE049-457 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Cruising Casanovas
Gold Mine in the Sky 1938 X-GA R389258 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Golden Stallion, The 1949 TF   R645419 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Goodnight Sweetheart 1944 F   R517618 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Grand Canyon Trail 1948 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Grand Ole Opry 1940 F   R423849 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Grandpa Goes to Town 1940 F   R423842 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Great Flamarion, The 1945 T X-FW no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Great Stagecoach Robbery 1945 F X-RR R531022 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Great Train Robbery, The 1941 F   R433157 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Grissly’s Millions 1945 TF   R531020 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin 1937 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Gun Ranger, The 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Gunfire at Indian Gap 1957 F   RE238-981 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Gunmen of Abilene 1950 F   R665677 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Guns and Guitars 1936 X-GA R319946 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Guns in the Dark 1937 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Gunsmoke Ranch 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Guy Could Change, A 1946 F   R548952 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hands Across the Border 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Happy Go Lucky 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Harbor of Missing Men 1950 F   R665664 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Harvester, The 1936 X-RP R319941 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Havana Rose 1951 T   RE018-079 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Headin’ for God’s Country 1943 F   R496351 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Headline Hunters 1955 TF   RE170-794 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Heart of the Golden West 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Heart of the Rio Grande 1942 X-GA R462312 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Heart of the Rockies 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Heart of the Rockies 1951 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Roy Rogers
Heart of Virginia 1948 F   R606068 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hearts in Bondage 1936 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Heldorado 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Hell Canyon Outlaws 1957 X-HT no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; UK: The Tall Trouble
Hell Ship Mutiny 1957 X-HT ----------- never registered released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s
Hellfire 1949 TF   R645398 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Hell’s Crossroads 1957 F   RE238-955 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Hell’s Half Acre 1954 TF   RE136-437 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hell’s Outpost 1954 TF   RE136-450 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Here Comes Elmer 1943 F   R503508 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Heroes of the Hills 1938 F   R390857 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Heroes of the Saddle 1940 TF   R403869 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hi, Neighbor 1942 F   R470410 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hidden City, The 1936 X-RP ----------- never registered from serial; no US release—see
notes
Hidden Guns 1956 X-HT no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS 1950s–1960s
Hidden Valley Outlaws 1944 TF   R510530 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hideout 1949 F   R645384 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Higgins Family, The 1938 F   R390851 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hills of Oklahoma 1950 TF   R665667 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hit Parade, The 1937 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. as I’ll Reach for a Star (1950 reissue and TV title)
Hit Parade of 1941 1940 T   R427539 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Romance and Rhythm (1953 reissue and TV title)
Hit Parade of 1943 1943 TF   R487423 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Change of Heart (1949 reissue and TV title)
Hit Parade of 1947 1947 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. as High and Happy (TV title)
Hit Parade of 1951 1950 TF   R682670 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Song Parade (TV title)
Hit the Saddle 1937 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hitch Hike Lady 1935 TF   R318942 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Eventful Journey
Hitchhike to Happiness 1945 TF   R531039 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hi-Yo Silver 1940 X-RP R423834 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial (expired underlying rights)
Hollywood Stadium Mystery! 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released in some exchanges as The Stadium Murders
Home in Oklahoma 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Home in Wyomin’ 1942 X-GA R462320 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Home on the Prairie 1939 X-GA R389269 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Home on the Range 1946 TF   R554195 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Magnacolor
Homesteaders of Paradise
Valley
1947 F X-RR no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Homicide for Three 1948 TF   R625123 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: An Interrupted Honeymoon
Honeychile 1951 F   RE018-084 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor—the first in the three-color process
Hoodlum Empire 1952 T   RE049-455 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hoosier Holiday 1943 F   R496352 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Farmyard Follies
House by the River 1950 X R665663 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × Never released to TV, the literary rights reverted to the original author, A.P. Herbert, in 1959
House of a Thousand Candles,
The
1936 F   R319833 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Hurricane Smith 1941 F   R441087 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Double Identity (TV title)
I Cover the Underworld 1955 TF   RE170-785 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
I Dream of Jeanie (with the
Light Brown Hair)
1952 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
I, Jane Doe 1948 F   R606069 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Diary of a Bride
I Stand Accused 1938 F   R393736 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
I Was a Convict 1939 F   R389268 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ice-Capades 1941 T   R443100 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1950 as Music in the Moonlight
Ice-Capades Revue 1942 TF   R479743 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Rhythm Hits the Ice (1949 reissue and TV title)
Idaho 1943 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Identity Unknown 1945 T X-FW no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
In Old Amarillo 1951 T   RE018-072 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Roy Rogers
In Old Caliente 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
In Old California 1942 TF   R465253 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
In Old Cheyenne 1941 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
In Old Missouri 1940 F   R423843 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
In Old Monterey 1939 X-GA R394250 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
In Old Oklahoma 1943 TF   R503509 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as War of the Wildcats (retitled shortly after its initial release)
In Old Sacramento 1946 TF   R554194 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Flame of Sacramento
Inner Circle, The 1946 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Inside Story, The 1948 TF   R606058 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1954 as The Big Gamble
Insurance Investigator 1951 F   RE018-065 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Invisible Avenger 1958 X ----------- never registered reissued in 1962 by MPA Feature Films, Inc. as Bourbon Street Shadows (with new scenes)
Invisible Enemy 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Invisible Informer, The 1946 F   R554218 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Iron Mountain Trail 1953 TF   RE088-810 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
It Could Happen to You 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
I’ve Always Loved You 1946 TF   R557425 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Technicolor; UK: Concerto
Jaguar 1956 TF   RE170-799 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Jamboree 1944 F   R510537 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Jealousy 1945 X R531040 ©Republic Pictures Corp. released NTA 1950s
Jeepers Creepers 1939 F   R397229 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Money Isn’t Everything
Jesse James at Bay 1941 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Jesse James, Jr. 1942 TF   R462317 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Sundown Fury (TV title)
Jim Hanvey—Detective 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Joan of Ozark 1942 F   R470411 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Queen of Spies
Johnny Doughboy 1942 F   R479747 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Johnny Guitar 1954 TF   RE136-443 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Join the Marines 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Journey to Freedom 1957 X-HT no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS 1950s–1960s
Jubilee Trail 1954 TF   RE136-438 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Jungle Stampede 1950 TF   R670684 ©Republic Pictures Corp. documentary
Juvenile Jungle 1958 TF   RE298-711 ©Coronado Pictures, Inc. Naturama
Kansas Cyclone 1941 F   R441085 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Kansas Terrors, The 1939 TF   R397148 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Kid from Cleveland, The 1949 TF   R645408 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Cowboys 1943 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
King of the Gamblers 1948 TF   R609255 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Newsboys 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Pecos 1936 TF   R319836 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ladies in Distress 1938 T   R386885 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lady and the Monster, The 1944 TF   R510531 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1949 as The Tiger Man; UK: The Lady and the Doctor
Lady Behave! 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lady for a Night 1942 TF   R458729 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lady from Louisiana 1941 TF   R437478 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lady Possessed 1952 TF   RE018-092 ©Republic Pictures Corp. US-UK co-production
Lady Wants Mink, The 1953 TF   RE049-472 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Lake Placid Serenade 1944 TF   R520397 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1953 as Winter Serenade
Laramie Trail, The 1944 F   R510529 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Larceny on the Air 1937 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Last Bandit, The 1949 TF   R645400 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Last Command, The 1955 TF   RE170-793 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Last Crooked Mile, The 1946 TF   R554208 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Last Frontier Uprising 1947 TF   R582725 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Last Musketeer, The 1952 F   RE049-452 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Last Stagecoach West 1957 TF   RE238-969 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Laughing Irish Eyes 1936 F   R319838 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Law of the Golden West 1949 TF   R645391 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lawless Eighties, The 1957 F   RE238-978 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Lawless Land 1936 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Lawless Nineties, The 1936 TF   R319835 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lawless Range 1935 TF   R318939 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lawman Is Born, A 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Lay That Rifle Down 1955 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Leadville Gunslinger 1952 F   RE049-451 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Leathernecks Have Landed,
The
1936 TF   R319943 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Marines Have Landed
Leavenworth Case, The 1936 TF   R319829 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lightnin’ Crandall 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Lightnin’ in the Forest 1948 TF   R606065 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lights of Old Santa Fe 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Lisbon 1956 TF   RE200-349 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor and Naturama; US-Portugal co-production
London Blackout Murders 1943 F   R479745 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Secret Motive
Lone Star Raiders 1940 TF   R427550 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lone Texas Ranger 1945 F X-RR R531031 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Lonely Heart Bandits 1950 TF   R675446 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lonely Trail, The 1936 TF   R319945 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Los vengadores 1950 X-RP ----------- never registered US-Argentina co-production; Spanish version of The Avengers
Lost Planet Airmen 1951 TF   ----------- never registered from serial
Love, Honor and Goodbye 1945 F   R548968 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Macbeth 1948 TF   R616961 ©Literary Classics
Productions
 
Madonna of the Desert 1948 TF   R606063 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Madonna’s Secret, The 1946 TF   R554213 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Magic Fire 1956 TF   RE170-803 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; US-W. Germany co-production
Magnificent Rogue, The 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Main Street Kid, The 1948 TF   R606057 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Main Street Lawyer 1939 F   R398450 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Small Town Lawyer
Make Haste to Live 1954 TF   RE136-442 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mama Runs Wild 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man Alone, A 1955 TF   RE170-800 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Man Betrayed, A 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man Betrayed, A 1941 TF   R433156 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Wheel of Fortune (TV title); UK: Citadel of Crime
Man from Cheyenne 1942 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Man from Frisco 1944 TF   R517616 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man from Music Mountain 1938 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Man from Music Mountain 1943 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers); as Texas Legionnaires (TV title)
Man from Oklahoma 1945 TF   R554753
R554754
©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Man from Rainbow Valley 1946 F   R554217 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Magnacolor
Man from the Rio Grande, The 1943 TF   R496361 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man from Thunder River, The 1943 TF   R492738 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man Is Armed, The 1956 F   RE200-356 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man of Conquest 1939 TF   R389279 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man or Gun 1958 F   RE352-394 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Man Who Died Twice, The 1958 F   RE430-944
RE433-341
©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Mandarin Mystery, The 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Manhattan Music Box
Mantrap, The 1943 F   R492729 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Marshal of Amarillo 1948 TF   R609262 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Marshal of Cedar Rock 1953 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Marshal of Cripple Creek 1947 F X-RR R582741 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Marshal of Laredo 1945 F X-RR R548962 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Marshal of Reno 1944 F X-RR R517620 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Maverick Queen, The 1956 TF   RE200-347 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor and Naturama
Meet the Boy Friend 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Meet the Missus 1940 T   R427551 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Melody and Moonlight 1940 F   R427541 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Melody Ranch 1940 X-GA R427543 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Melody Trail 1935 X-GA R318935 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Mercy Island 1941 F   R447995 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mexicali Rose 1939 X-GA R389274 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Mexicana 1945 TF   R548970 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued as Beyond the Rio Grande (1949) and Beyond the Border (1950)
Michael O’Halloran 1937 X-RP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. also copyrighted and released as Any Man’s Wife
Mickey, the Kid 1939 F   R389689 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Million Dollar Pursuit 1951 T   RE018-075 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Missile Monsters 1958 T   RE430-170
RE430-947
©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial
Missing Women 1951 TF   RE018-058 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Missouri Outlaw, A 1941 F   R452618 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Missourians, The 1950 TF   R682675 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mojave Firebrand 1944 TF   R510534 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Money to Burn 1939 TF   R403870 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Moonlight Masquerade 1942 TF   R465254 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Moonrise 1948 TF   R625114 ©Chas. K. Feldman
Group Productions
 
Moscow Strikes Back 1942 X ----------- never registered documentary
Mountain Moonlight 1941 F   R441086 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Moving in Society
Mountain Rhythm 1939 X-GA R389281 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Mountain Rhythm 1943 F   R487414 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Harvest Days
Mr. District Attorney 1941 X R433160 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mr. District Attorney in the
Carter Case
1941 X ----------- never registered UK: The Carter Case
Murder in the Music Hall 1946 T   R554192 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Midnight Melody
My Best Gal 1944 T   R510536 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
My Buddy 1944 F   R520389 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
My Pal Trigger 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
My Wife’s Relatives 1939 F   R389270 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mysterious Miss X, The 1939 F   R389271 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mysterious Mr. Valentine, The 1946 T   R557430 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mystery Broadcast 1943 TF   R503506 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Navajo Trail Raiders 1949 TF   R645415 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Navy Blues 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Navy Born 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Mariners of the Sky (TV title)
Nevada City 1941 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
New Frontier 1939 TF   R394249 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Frontier Horizon (TV title)
New Frontier, The 1935 TF   R318934 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Night Hawk, The 1938 F   R393735 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Night Riders, The 1939 TF   R389275 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Night Riders of Montana 1951 F   RE018-061 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Night Time in Nevada 1948 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Night Train to Memphis 1946 TF   R554209 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
No Man’s Woman 1955 TF   RE170-798 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
No Place to Land 1958 F   RE430-169
RE430-945
©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama; UK: Man Mad
Nobody’s Darling 1943 F   R496355 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
North of the Great Divide 1950 TF   R682671 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Northwest Outpost 1947 TF   R582731 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: End of the Rainbow
Notorious Mr. Monks, The 1958 TF   RE298-704 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
O, My Darling Clementine 1943 F   R503521 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Oh, Susanna! 1936 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Oh! Susanna 1951 TF   RE018-067 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Oklahoma Annie 1952 TF   RE040-758 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Oklahoma Badlands 1948 F   R606062 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Oklahoma Renegades 1940 F   R427530 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Old Barn Dance, The 1938 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Old Corral, The 1936 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); UK: Texas Serenade
Old Frontier, The 1950 F   R670681 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Old Homestead, The 1942 F   R470415 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Old Los Angeles 1948 TF   R606067 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1953 as California Outpost
Old Oklahoma Plains 1952 F   RE049-468 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Old Overland Trail 1953 TF   RE088-804 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
On the Old Spanish Trail 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
One Exciting Week 1946 F   R554216 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
One Man’s Law 1940 TF   R423855 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
$1000 a Minute 1935 F   R318941 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Oregon Trail 1945 F   R548953 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Oregon Trail, The 1936 X-RP R319825 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Oregon Trail Scouts 1947 F X-RR R582732 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Orphans of the Street 1938 F   R389265 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Out California Way 1946 TF   R568605 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Out of the Storm 1948 T   R625110 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outcast, The 1954 TF   RE136-445 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; UK: The Fortune Hunter
Outcasts of the City 1958 X-HT ----------- never registered released HTS 1950s–1960s
Outcasts of the Trail 1949 TF   R645395 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail 1941 TF   R447992 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outlaws of Pine Ridge 1942 F   R479741 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outlaws of Santa Fe 1944 TF   R510535 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outlaws of Sonora 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Outside of Paradise 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Overland Mail Robbery 1943 F   R503510 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Overland Stage Raiders 1938 TF   R391798 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Painted Stallion, The 1938 X-RP ----------- never registered from serial; no US release—see
notes
Pals of the Golden West 1951 TF   RE018-089 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Roy Rogers
Pals of the Pecos 1941 F   R437475 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pals of the Saddle 1938 TF   R390855 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Panama Sal 1957 TF   RE250-190 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Paradise Express 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pardon My Stripes 1942 TF   R458733 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Paroled—To Die 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Passkey to Danger 1946 F   R554201 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pawnee 1957 TF   RE238-979 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; UK: Pale Arrow
Perilous Journey, A 1953 TF   RE088-803 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Petticoat Politics 1941 F   R429324 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Phantom Cowboy, The 1941 TF   R433154 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Phantom of the Plains 1945 F X-RR R548964 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series; initially released as Texas Manhunt
Phantom Plainsmen, The 1942 F   R465255 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Phantom Speaks, The 1945 F   R531027 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Phantom Stallion 1954 TF   RE136-439 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pilgrim Lady, The 1947 TF   R568604 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pioneer Marshal 1949 TF   R648428 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pioneers of the West 1940 TF   R423833 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pistol Packin’ Mama 1943 TF   R503517 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pittsburgh Kid, The 1941 F   R443098 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Plainsman and the Lady 1946 TF   R568606 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1954 as Drumbeats Over Wyoming
Plunderers, The 1948 TF   R625120 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Plunderers of Painted Flats 1959 F   RE304-616 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Port of Forty Thieves, The 1944 TF   R517624 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Portia on Trial 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Trial of Portia Merriman
Post Office Investigator 1949 F   R645409 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Powder River Rustlers 1949 F   R648424 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Prairie Moon 1938 X-GA R393734 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Prairie Pioneers 1941 F   R433155 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
President’s Mystery, The 1936 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: One for All
Pretender, The 1947 F X-FW R599785 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Pride of Maryland 1951 TF   RE002-658 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pride of the Navy 1939 F   R386865 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Pride of the Plains 1943 TF   R503515 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Prince of the Plains 1949 F   R645390 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Prison Nurse 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Prisoners in Petticoats 1950 TF   R675453 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Public Cowboy No. 1 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Public Enemies 1941 T   R448001 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Gangs of the City (retitled shortly after its initial release)
Puddin’ Head 1941 F   R441083 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Judy Goes to Town
Purple V, The 1943 F   R487425 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Purple Vigilantes, The 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Purple Riders
Quiet Man, The 1952 TF   RE049-465 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Technicolor
Racing Luck 1935 X-CW R318937 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rags to Riches 1941 F   R441090 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Raiders of Old California 1957 X-HT ----------- never registered released HTS 1950s–1960s
Raiders of Sunset Pass 1943 F   R503519 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Raiders of the Range 1942 F   R462314 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rainbow Over Texas 1946 TF   R554215 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Rancho Grande 1940 X-GA R423838 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); also released to TV as El Rancho Grande
Range Defenders 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ranger and the Lady, The 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Ranger of Cherokee Strip 1949 F   R645420 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Red Menace, The 1949 T   R645404 ©Republic Pictures Corp. re-edited and re-released in
1950 as Underground Spy; UK: The Enemy Within
Red Pony, The 1949 TF   R645383 ©Chas. K. Feldman Group
Prods. and Lewis Mile-
stone Prods., Inc.
Technicolor
Red River Range 1938 TF   R389264 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Red River Renegades 1946 F   R557424 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Red River Shore 1953 TF   RE088-833 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Red River Valley 1936 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry), as Man of the Frontier
Red River Valley 1941 TF   ----------- never registered MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Red Rope, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Redwood Forest Trail 1950 TF   R675447 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Remember Pearl Harbor! 1942 F   R465251 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rendezvous with Annie 1946 TF   R557422 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Corporal Dolan Goes A.W.O.L.
Renegades of Sonora 1948 TF   R609264 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Return of Jimmy Valentine,
The
1936 X-RP R319832 ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS 1950s as Prison Shadows
Rhythm in the Clouds 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rhythm of the Saddle 1938 X-GA R397223 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Ride Ranger Ride 1936 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride 1940 X-GA R427536 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Ride the Man Down 1953 TF   RE049-469 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Riders of the Black Hills 1938 TF   R386886 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Riders of the Rio Grande 1943 F   R492734 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Riders of the Whistling Skull,
The
1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Golden Trail
Ridin’ Down the Canyon 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Ridin’ on a Rainbow 1941 X-GA R429323 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Ridin’ the Lone Trail 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Rio Grande 1950 TF   R682674 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rio Grande Raiders 1946 TF   R568600 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Road to Alcatraz 1945 F   R548955 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Road to Denver, The 1955 TF   RE170-783 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Roarin’ Lead 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Robin Hood of Texas 1947 X-GA R582735 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Robin Hood of the Pecos 1941 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Rock Island Trail 1950 TF   R665671 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; UK: Transcontinent Express
Rocky Mountain Rangers 1940 F   R423846 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rodeo King and the Senorita 1951 F   RE018-076 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Roll on Texas Moon 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Romance on the Range 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Romance on the Run 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Roogie’s Bump 1954 X RE136-444
RE143-015
©Republic Pictures Corp. × UK: The Kid Colossus; owned by Warner Bros.
Rookies on Parade 1941 F   R437479 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rootin’ Tootin’ Rhythm 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); UK: Rhythm on the Ranch
Rose of the Yukon 1949 TF   R645379 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rosie, the Riveter 1944 TF   R510538 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: In Rosie’s Room
Rough Riders of Cheyenne 1945 F   R548975 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rough Riders of Durango 1951 F   RE018-059 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Rough Riders’ Round-up 1939 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Round-Up Time in Texas 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Rovin’ Tumbleweeds 1939 X-GA R398638 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Rustlers of Devil’s Canyon 1947 F X-RR R582738 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Rustlers on Horseback 1950 F   R682669 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
S.O.S. Clipper Island 1937 X-RP ----------- never registered from serial; no US release—see
notes
SOS Coast Guard 1942 F   R462321 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial
S.O.S. Tidal Wave 1939 T   R389284 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Tidal Wave
Sabotage 1939 F   R397447 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Spies at Work
Saddle Pals 1947 X-GA R582733 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Saddlemates 1941 F   R437483 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Saga of Death Valley 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sagebrush Troubadour 1935 X-GA R319827 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Sailors on Leave 1941 F   R447996 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Salt Lake Raiders 1950 F   R665669 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
San Antone 1953 TF   RE088-802 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
San Antone Ambush 1949 F   R645416 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
San Antonio Kid, The 1944 F X-RR R517633 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
San Fernando Valley 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 TF   R648426 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Santa Fe Passage 1955 TF   RE170-781 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Santa Fe Saddlemates 1945 TF   R531032 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Santa Fe Scouts 1943 TF   R492727 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Santa Fe Stampede 1938 TF   R397224 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Santa Fe Uprising 1946 TF X-RR R568602 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Satan’s Satellites 1958 F   RE430-165
RE430-946
©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial
Savage Frontier 1953 TF   RE088-816 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Savage Horde, The 1950 TF   R665672 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Scandal Incorporated 1956 TF   RE200-357 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Scatterbrain 1940 T   R423851 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Scotland Yard Investigator 1945 T   R548971 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Scream in the Dark, A 1943 F   R496360 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sea Hornet, The 1951 TF   RE018-083 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sea of Lost Ships 1953 TF   RE088-831 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sea Racketeers 1937 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Secret Service Investigator 1948 F   R609258 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Secrets of Monte Carlo 1951 T   RE018-071 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Secrets of Scotland Yard 1944 TF   R517621 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Secrets of the Underground 1942 F   R479746 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shadows of Tombstone 1953 F   RE088-828 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shadows on the Sage 1942 F   R470413 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shanghai Story, The 1954 T   RE136-446 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shantytown 1943 F   R492726 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
She Married a Cop 1939 F   R390160 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sheik Steps Out, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shepherd of the Ozarks 1942 F   R462318 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Susanna
Sheriff of Cimarron 1945 F   R531025 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sheriff of Las Vegas 1944 F X-RR R520398 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Sheriff of Redwood Valley 1946 F X-RR R554197 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Sheriff of Sundown 1944 F   R520392 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sheriff of Tombstone 1941 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sheriff of Wichita 1949 F   R645381 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Shine on Harvest Moon 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Should Husbands Work? 1939 F   R394252 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Showdown, The 1950 TF   R670685 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sierra Sue 1941 X-GA R452619 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Silent Partner 1944 F   R517615 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Silver City Bonanza 1951 F   RE018-060 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Silver City Kid 1944 TF   R517630 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Silver Spurs 1943 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot 1940 F   R427532 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Mania for Melody (TV title); UK: Melody Girl
Sing Neighbor Sing 1944 T   R517627 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Singing Cowboy, The 1936 X-GA R319942 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Singing Guns 1950 TF   R665678 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Singing Hill, The 1941 X-GA R437477 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Singing Vagabond, The 1935 X-GA R319831 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Sioux City Sue 1946 X-GA R586245 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Sis Hopkins 1941 TF   R437476 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sitting on the Moon 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sleepy Lagoon 1943 TF   R496353 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sleepytime Gal 1942 F   R462315 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Slippy McGee 1947 TF   R606056 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Smuggled Cargo 1939 F   R394253 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sombrero Kid, The 1942 F   ----------- never registered  
Someone to Remember 1943 T   R492739 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1950 as Gallant Thoroughbred
Son of God’s Country 1948 TF   R625117 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Song for Miss Julie, A 1945 X no renewal ©Pre-Em Pictures, Inc.  
Song of Arizona 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Song of Mexico 1945 F   R548976 ©Republic Pictures Corp. US-Mexico co-production
Song of Nevada 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Song of Texas 1943 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sons of Adventure 1948 F   R625112 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sons of the Pioneers 1942 TF   R470412 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
South of Caliente 1951 T   RE018-085 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Roy Rogers
South of Rio 1949 F   R645403 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
South of Santa Fe 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
South of the Border 1939 X-GA R400762 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry), as South of Texas
South Pacific Trail 1952 TF   RE049-467 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Southward, Ho! 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Spanish Cape Mystery, The 1935 TF   R318936 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Specter of the Rose 1946 TF   R554211 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Spoilers of the Forest 1957 TF   RE238-956 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor and Naturama
Spoilers of the North 1947 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Spoilers of the Plains 1951 TF   RE002-657 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Roy Rogers
Sporting Chance, A 1945 F   R531038 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Springtime in the Rockies 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Springtime in the Sierras 1947 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Stagecoach Express 1942 TF   R462313 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Stagecoach to Denver 1946 F X-RR no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Stagecoach to Monterey 1944 F   R520384 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Stardust on the Sage 1942 X-GA R465252 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Steppin’ in Society 1945 F   R531033 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Stories of the Century No. 1 1954 X-RP ----------- never registered   UK only; no US release—see notes
Storm Over Bengal 1938 F   R397222 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Storm Over Lisbon 1944 T   R517632 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1950 as Inside the Underworld
Strange Adventure, A 1956 T   RE200-350 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Strange Impersonation 1946 F X-FW R563068 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Stranger at My Door 1956 TF   RE200-336 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Strangers in the Night 1944 F   R517628 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Street Bandits 1951 TF   RE018-088 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Street of Darkness 1958 X-HT ----------- never registered released HTS 1960s
Street of Missing Men 1939 F   R389285 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Streets of San Francisco 1949 F   R645397 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sun Shines Bright, The 1953 TF   RE088-811 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sun Valley Cyclone 1946 F X-RR R554203 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Sundown in Santa Fe 1948 TF   R625122 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sundown Kid, The 1942 TF   R479742 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Sunset in El Dorado 1945 TF   R554755 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sunset in the West 1950 TF   R675448 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Sunset in Wyoming 1941 X-GA R441088 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Sunset on the Desert 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Sunset Serenade 1942 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Surrender 1950 TF   R675452 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Susanna Pass 1949 TF   R645389 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Sweethearts on Parade 1953 F   RE088-819 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Swing Your Partner 1943 F   R492735 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Swingin’ on a Rainbow 1945 TF   R548957 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tahiti Honey 1943 TF   R487421 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Taming Sutton’s Gal 1957 TF   RE266-530
RE281-556
©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Tarnished 1950 F   R665676 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tell It to a Star 1945 F   R548958 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tenth Avenue Kid 1938 F   R390853 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Terror at Midnight 1956 TF   RE200-344 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: And Suddenly You Run
Texas Terrors 1940 F   R427545 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
That Brennan Girl 1946 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Tough Girl
That’s My Baby! 1944 T X-FW no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
That’s My Gal 1947 F   R582730 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
That’s My Man 1947 TF   R582729 ©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1953 as King of the Race Track; UK: Will Tomorrow Ever Come?
This Is Korea! 1951 X ----------- never registered Trucolor; documentary
Thoroughbreds 1944 F   R520396 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thou Shalt Not Kill 1939 T   R403871 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Three Faces West 1940 TF   R423853 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Three Little Sisters 1944 TF   R517631 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Three Mesquiteers, The 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Three Texas Steers 1939 TF   R389277 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Danger Rides the Range
Three’s a Crowd 1945 F   R531026 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thumbs Up 1943 F   R492736 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thunder in God’s Country 1951 F   RE018-066 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thunder in the Desert 1938 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Thunder Over Arizona 1956 TF   RE200-348 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor and Naturama
Thunderbirds 1952 T   RE049-470 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thundering Caravans 1952 TF   RE049-466 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Thundering Trails 1943 TF   R487415 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ticket to Paradise 1936 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tiger Woman, The 1945 F   R548973 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Timber Trail, The 1948 F   R609257 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Timberjack 1955 TF   RE136-454 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Tobor the Great 1954 TF   RE136-449 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Topeka Terror, The 1945 TF   R531018 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Toughest Man in Arizona 1952 TF   RE049-462 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Traffic in Crime 1946 F   R554205 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tragedy at Midnight, A 1942 F   R458732 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trail Blazers, The 1940 TF   R427544 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trail of Kit Carson 1945 TF   R548956 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trail of Robin Hood 1950 TF   R682677 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Trail of Vengeance 1937 F X-SP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. released HTS/NTA 1950s–1960s; Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Trail to San Antone 1947 X-GA R588538 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Train to Alcatraz 1948 F   R609260 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Traitor Within, The 1942 F   R479744 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trespasser, The 1947 T   R582739 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trial Without Jury 1950 TF   R670678 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trigger, Jr. 1950 TF   R670679 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Trigger Trio, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trocadero 1944 X-FW no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. in NTA library 1965–1984
Tropical Heat Wave 1952 TF   RE049-463 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Trusted Outlaw, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Tucson Raiders 1944 F X-RR R517617 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Tulsa Kid, The 1940 TF   R427531 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tumbling Tumbleweeds 1935 X-GA R318931 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Tuxedo Junction 1941 F   R452622 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Gang Made Good
Twilight in the Sierras 1950 TF   R665668 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; Roy Rogers
Twilight on the Rio Grande 1947 X-GA R588539 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Twinkle in God’s Eye, The 1955 TF   RE170-795 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Two Gun Sheriff 1941 F   R437481 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Two Sinners 1935 F   R318932 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Two Black Sheep
Two Wise Maids 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Under California Stars 1948 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Under Colorado Skies 1947 F   R590897 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Under Cover Man 1936 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Supreme; reissued in 1946 by Bell Pictures
Under Fiesta Stars 1941 X-GA R443099 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Under Mexicali Stars 1950 TF   R682676 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Under Nevada Skies 1946 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Under Texas Skies 1940 TF   R427535 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Under Western Stars 1938 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Undercover Woman, The 1946 TF   R554193 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Unearthly, The 1957 X RE264-413 ©AB-PT Pictures Corp.  
Unmasked 1950 TF   R665675 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Untamed Heiress 1954 F   RE136-440 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Utah 1945 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Utah Wagon Train 1951 F   RE018-081 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Valley of Hunted Men 1942 TF   R479740 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Valley of the Zombies 1946 TF   R554196 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vampire’s Ghost, The 1945 F   R531036 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vanishing American, The 1955 TF   RE170-797 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vanishing Westerner, The 1950 TF   R665665 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vigilante Hideout 1950 TF   R670686 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vigilantes of Boomtown 1947 F X-RR no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Vigilantes of Dodge City 1944 F X-RR R520395 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Village Barn Dance 1940 F   R403872 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
WAC from Walla Walla, The 1952 F   RE049-464 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Army Capers
Wagon Tracks West 1943 TF   R496350 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wagon Wheels Westward 1945 F X-RR R548951 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Red Ryder series
Wagons Westward 1940 F   R423844 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wake of the Red Witch 1948 TF   R645382 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wall Street Cowboy 1939 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Wayward Girl, The 1957 TF   RE266-529
RE281-555
©Republic Pictures Corp. Naturama
Web of Danger 1947 TF   R582727 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wells Fargo Gunmaster 1951 TF   RE018-068 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
West of Cimarron 1941 F   ----------- never registered  
West Side Kid, The 1943 F   R496359 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Western Jamboree 1938 X-GA R397225 ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry)
Westward Ho 1935 TF   R318930 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Westward Ho 1942 TF   R462323 ©Republic Pictures Corp. as Riders for Justice (TV title)
When Gangland Strikes 1956 TF   RE200-335 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Whispering Footsteps 1943 F   R503516 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? 1940 F   R427542 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wild Blue Yonder, The 1951 TF   RE018-087 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Thunder Across the Pacific
Wild Frontier, The 1947 TF   R590896 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wild Horse Ambush 1952 F   RE049-454 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wild Horse Rodeo 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Winds of the Wasteland 1936 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Winter Wonderland 1947 F X-FW R599733 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Wolf of New York 1940 F   R403873 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Woman Doctor 1939 F   R389267 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Woman in the Dark 1952 TF   RE018-093 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Woman of the North Country 1952 TF   RE049-461 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor
Woman They Almost Lynched 1953 TF   RE088-805 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Woman Who Came Back 1945 F X-FW R561386 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Woman’s Devotion, A 1956 TF   RE200-358 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; as Battle Shock (1958 re-release and TV title); UK: War Shock; US-Mexico co-production
Women from Headquarters 1950 TF   R665670 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Women in War 1940 F   R423852 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wrong Road, The 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wyoming 1947 TF   R582737 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wyoming Bandit, The 1949 F   R645402 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wyoming Outlaw 1939 TF   R389280 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Wyoming Wildcat 1941 F   R427554 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
X Marks the Spot 1942 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Yankee Fakir 1947 F X-FW R599772 ©Republic Pictures Corp. × released NTA 1965–1984
Yellow Rose of Texas, The 1944 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Yellowneck 1955 X-HT no renewal ©Empire Studios, Inc. Trucolor; released HTS 1950s–1960s
Yodelin’ Kid from Pine Ridge 1937 X-GA no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Gene Autry); UK: The Hero of Pine Ridge
Yokel Boy 1942 F   R479738 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: Hitting the Headlines
Young and Wild 1958 TF   RE304-617 ©Esla Pictures, Inc. Naturama
Young Bill Hickok 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Young Buffalo Bill 1940 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. MCA-TV 1955–1960 (Roy Rogers)
Youth on Parade 1942 TF   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Youth on Parole 1937 F   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Yukon Patrol, The 1942 X-RP no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial (expired underlying rights)
Zanzabuku 1956 F   RE213-446 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Trucolor; documentary
Zero Hour, The 1939 T   no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Zorro Rides Again 1959 T   RE430-167 ©Republic Pictures Corp. from serial

In the UK in 1954, Republic released theatrically two episodes of its TV series “Stories of the Century” as a 59-minute feature titled “Stories of the Century No. 1.” The episodes used were “Quantrill and His Raiders” and “Belle Starr,” both co-starring Mary Castle.

Although not released by Republic, special mention must be given to “Too Late for Tears” (1949), made at the Republic Studio for independent producer Hunt Stromberg’s Streamline Pictures for release by United Artists. All post-production work (music, editing, special effects) was done at the studio—all in-house except for the financing. The film, now in the public domain, was reissued by Astor Pictures in 1955 as “Killer Bait.”

Another completely in-house production made at the Republic Studio was “Montana Belle” for producer Howard Welsch’s Fidelity Pictures. Initially intended as a Republic release, after its completion in late 1948, RKO purchased the film from Fidelity in early 1949, marking the second time Republic’s color process, Trucolor, would be released by another company. Announced to hit the exchanges a number of times in the proceeding years, “Montana Belle,” however, sat on the shelf until its general release in November 1952.

Another independent feature in Trucolor predated the release of “Montana Belle.” Norman Dawn’s obscure “The Daring Miss Jones” was released in 1951 by Exploitation Film Distributors, Inc., the bulk of the film lensed in 1947.

The following is a list of production companies for films prefaced by ‘X’ in American Features, excluding the Red Ryder series, Gene Autry titles and those culled from serials. Republic’s producing arm was Republic Productions, Inc.—the distributing arm was Republic Pictures Corp.— so this has been used to denote in-house product:

Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (Republic Productions; also released to TV as “Unforgotten Crime”), African Manhunt (Trinity Productions), The Avengers (Republic Productions), Beginning of the End (AB-PT Pictures), Behind City Lights (Republic Productions), The Big Show-Off (Williams-Spence Productions), Bill and Coo (Ken Murray Productions), Burning Gold (Select Productions/Winchester Pictures), Cancion de Mexico (Republic Productions; Spanish version of “Song of Mexico”), Crazylegs (Hall Bartlett Productions), The Crime of Doctor Crespi (Select Productions/JHA [John H. Auer] Pictures; principal photography was completed September 27, 1934, at the Biograph Studio, New York), Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (Gannaway-Ver Halen Productions), Deerslayer (Cardinal Pictures), Eighteen and Anxious (AB-PT Pictures), The Fabulous Suzanne (Star Pictures [Steve Sekely Productions]), Federal Agent (Select Productions/Winchester Pictures), Frankie and Johnnie (Select Productions/All Star Productions; principal photography was completed March 9, 1934, at the Biograph Studio, New York, with retakes a year later), The French Key (Walter Colmes Productions), Fugitive Lady (Scalera Film/Venus Film [Mike J. Frankovich]; made in Italy in both English and Italian versions), A Gentle Gangster (A.W. Hackel Productions), Girl in the Woods (AB-PT Pictures), The Glass Alibi (W. Lee Wilder Productions), Go-Get-’Em, Haines (Select Productions/Winchester Pictures), The Great Flamarion (Filmdom Productions [W. Lee Wilder Productions]), The Harvester (Republic Productions), Hell Canyon Outlaws (Jerold Zukor Productions), Hell Ship Mutiny (Lovina Productions; culled from at least three episodes of the ill-fated TV series “Knight of the South Seas”), Hidden Guns (Gannaway-Ver Halen Productions), House by the River (Fidelity Pictures), Identity Unknown (Walter Colmes Productions), Invisible Avenger (Demby Productions; culled from two television pilots), Jealousy (Gong Productions), Journey to Freedom (Apostolof Productions), Los vengadores (Republic Productions; Spanish version of “The Avengers”), Michael O’Halloran (Republic Productions), Moscow Strikes Back (Central Studios [USSR]/Artkino Pictures; Artkino had this American version of a Russian documentary in release for a month before Republic struck a deal for distribution rights), Mr. District Attorney (Republic Productions), Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (Republic Productions), The Oregon Trail (Republic Productions), Outcasts of the City (Lorraine Productions), The Pretender (W.W. [W. Lee Wilder] Productions), Racing Luck (Select Productions/Winchester Pictures), Raiders of Old California (Albert C. Gannaway Productions [Gavel, Inc.]), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (Republic Productions; also released to TV as “Prison Shadows”), Roogie’s Bump (John Bash Productions), A Song for Miss Julie (Pre-Em Pictures), Strange Impersonation (William [W. Lee] Wilder Productions), Street of Darkness (Robert Keys Productions; seldom seen indie made as “Seed of Darkness” and “Hop Alley” in New Orleans), That’s My Baby! (Walter Colmes Productions), This Is Korea! (United States Navy/Republic Productions), Trocadero (Walter Colmes Productions), The Unearthly (Brooke L. Peters [Boris Petroff]), Winter Wonderland (Walter Colmes Productions), Woman Who Came Back (Walter Colmes Productions), Yankee Fakir (W. Lee Wilder Productions), Yellowneck (Empire Studios).

Note that other independent companies, many with financial guarantees from Republic, made films for the studio.

Republic’s second venture into foreign production after “Cancion de Mexico” (“Song of Mexico,” 1945) was “The Avengers” in 1949, filmed mainly in Argentina and also at the company’s Hollywood studio. The film, also made in a Spanish version titled “Los vengadores”—with Fernando Lamas instead of John Carroll in the male lead among other differences—would not have been lensed in Argentina if not for Republic’s frozen funds in the country.

“Atlantic City” (1944, R520385) was re-edited and theatrically reissued by Republic in 1950 as “Atlantic City Honeymoon.” The reissue was copyrighted and registered that year under the new title and renewed in 1977 as R682673. This is the only case of a Republic reissue being copyrighted and renewed.

“Michael O’Halloran” (1937) was also copyrighted by Republic as “Any Man’s Wife” shortly after its initial registration, reflecting its new release title. The 1948 version, made by Windsor Pictures Corp. for release by Monogram, later ended up in the Republic library—via the TV library of M&A Alexander Productions—and was renewed by National Telefilm Associates as R616958.

The copyright renewal for “Hell Canyon Outlaws” by Tartan Enterprises is bogus, along with the other 19 films renewed by the company. The renewal number is excluded.

“Beginning of the End” (1957), “Eighteen and Anxious” (1957), “Girl in the Woods” (1958), and “The Unearthly” (1957) had their copyrights renewed by Peter S. Rodgers, a former NTA executive who was with the company since 1955. The films are now in the library of the Peter Rodgers Organization. All were initially released to TV by M&A Alexander Productions, Inc. which by 1966, with Rodgers as its president, was a division of NTA. The Peter Rodgers Organization also distributes the Republic title “Yellowneck” (1955).

Formed in 1933 by M.H. Hoffman, his son and Budd Rogers, Liberty Pictures Corp. was absorbed into Republic in 1935. Based on this news item, the company owned Liberty’s film library:

Weekly Variety, February 10, 1954:

Republic Sues DuMont

Infringement action involving six pix on tv was filed in N.Y. Federal Court last week by Republic against DuMont and Sutton Television. The company also sued Ideal Television Co. in connection with 12 films. Republic asked an injunction to keep DuMont from infringing on its rights to the films, as well as for damages, an accounting and return of the negatives.

The pix, according to Republic, were made by Liberty Films in 1933. In 1939 they became the property of Consolidated Film Industries and in 1945, with the merger of Consolidated and Republic, they became the latter’s property. Company claims the defendants were notified of the Republic claim but the showing of the pictures continued.

Among the titles involved are “Once [to] Every Bachelor,” “Sweepstake Annie,” “Dizzy Dames” and “Born to Gamble.”

The total number of films in the litigation was 12, not 18 in the ambiguity of Weekly Variety—another report in Motion Picture Daily stated the total was 12 pictures. Sutton had six of them, while Ideal had all 12, a case of two different distributors handling the same product.

Besides the four titles mentioned, the other eight would have been “Cheaters,” “No Ransom,” “The Old Homestead,” “School for Girls,” “Take the Stand,” “Two Heads on a Pillow,” “When Strangers Meet,” and “Without Children.”

All 12 were copyrighted by Liberty Pictures Corp. and made between 1933–1935, the majority at the RKO Pathé Studio, Culver City.

Why Republic did not monetize these films on TV is unknown, as was the litigation’s outcome. The titles were never officially released to TV even after 1954.

It was certainly not unusual for a laboratory to own films, typically due to indebtedness, but it was unusual not to exploit them in some way. Many were based on stories by prominent authors, so there may have been rights issues.

With the initial formation of Republic, the company had to keep its exchanges going with product while in-house productions were underway. A good source for the Monogram, Mascot, Liberty and Majestic titles Republic distributed is The Philadelphia Exhibitor, published beginning on November 1, 1935. Presented below are those listings, edited to include only the titles and exchange information.

The exchanges listed are incomplete, however, since the publication catered to the Philadelphia area, “elsewhere” as referenced in the listings meaning the general vicinity. Republic had 33 US exchange territories and most did not handle Mascot, Liberty and Majestic which were otherwise distributed by state rights outfits, not by the studio on a national level.

Despite the limited number of Republic exchanges distributing Mascot, Liberty and Majestic, the five exchange territories of Albany, Buffalo, New York, Philadelphia and Washington covered 33 percent of the country’s theaters.

Republic finalized its distribution setup by the middle of May 1935, the core of it based on Monogram’s system. As documented in The Philadelphia Exhibitor, the Republic exchange there did not handle Monogram, otherwise Republic took care of its predecessor’s distribution nationwide.

From the beginning, disregarding company-owned exchanges, Republic franchises were given only to those who handled their product exclusively, a practice that continued almost until the company’s demise in 1959. Mascot, Liberty and Majestic were notable exceptions—there were others—until the dust settled.

Unlike Republic’s policy, Monogram allowed their franchises to handle outside product. When Mascot finalized its national distribution setup for the 1934–35 program in July 1934, 15 Monogram exchanges were contracted, all of which became Republic in 1935. All would continue to handle Mascot’s product under existing agreements.

Some of these Monogram exchanges that became Republic also handled B outfits like Supreme, Puritan and Conn, to name a few. There is no way to document what exchanges released what titles, nor is it important. My curiosity lies with the product of those companies absorbed into Republic and the details regarding distribution.

The key is that initially a number of Republic exchanges operated as state rights distributors, releasing the films of Mascot, Liberty and Majestic not because of corporate takeovers but because of agreements signed before Republic was even created.

Exchange territories can be misleading since some may assume it only means the limits of the cities referenced. Those listed below for Mascot, Liberty and Majestic are defined to illustrate the scope of some of the 31 major national distribution territories; state rights for independents generally had at least 19 major territories, the boundaries defined differently:

Albany: upper New York, western Vermont and western Massachusetts. Atlanta: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, parts of Mississippi and South Carolina and Tennessee east of the Tennessee River. Boston: Maine, Massachusetts, except extreme western part, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and all but extreme section of Vermont. Buffalo: western New York State. Charlotte: North Carolina and most of South Carolina. Cincinnati: southern Ohio and parts of Kentucky and West Virginia. Cleveland: northern half of Ohio. Dallas: Texas. Detroit: lower peninsula of Michigan. Kansas City: Kansas and western Missouri. Los Angeles: part of Arizona, Southern California and parts of Mexico, New Mexico and Nevada. New Orleans: Louisiana and part of Mississippi. New York: Long Island, greater New York City, New York State as far as Poughkeepsie and northern New Jersey. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma. Omaha: western Iowa and most of Nebraska. Philadelphia: most of Delaware, southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Portland: part of Idaho and most of Oregon. San Francisco: northern California, Nevada and southern Oregon. Seattle: Washington and western Montana. Washington: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, small section of Delaware.

The original release dates for all but three of the titles listed below are from Harrison’s Reports, the others and three serials from Motion Picture Herald.

Monogram Pictures Corp.:

(Distributed in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Washington by Republic; in Philadelphia by First Division [First Division Exchanges, Inc.]).

Except for Philadelphia, Monogram was handled by the 32 other Republic exchanges.

Harry H. Thomas, head of First Division, reported in March 1935 that he had “disposed of the Monogram franchise in the New York territory and our commitments in Philadelphia will not be renewed,” a sign of the backroom discussions going on before the formation of Republic.

First Division’s contract terminated at the end of the 1934-35 releasing season.

  • Tomorrow’s Youth (9-15-1934)
  • A Girl of the Limberlost (10-15-1934)
  • The Trail Beyond (10-22-1934)
  • Redhead (11-1-1934)
  • Lost in the Stratosphere (11-15-1934)
  • Successful Failure (11-15-1934)
  • Girl O’ My Dreams (11-17-1934)
  • The Lawless Frontier (11-22-1934)
  • Flirting with Danger (12-1-1934)
  • ’Neath the Arizona Skies (12-5-1934)
  • Sing Sing Nights (12-15-1934)
  • The Mysterious Mr. Wong (12-22-1934)
  • Million Dollar Baby (1-15-1935)
  • Texas Terror (2-1-1935)
  • Women Must Dress (2-1-1935)
  • Rainbow Valley (3-15-1935)
  • The Nut Farm (3-25-1935)
  • Great God Gold (4-15-1935)
  • The Desert Trail (4-22-1935)
  • The Mystery Man (4-25-1935)
  • The Hoosier Schoolmaster (5-15-1935)
  • Honeymoon, Limited (6-1-1935)
  • The Healer (6-15-1935)
  • The Dawn Rider (6-20-1935)
  • The Keeper of the Bees (7-15-1935)
  • Paradise Canyon (7-20-1935)
  • Make a Million (7-25-1935)
  • Cheers of the Crowd (8-5-1935)

Mascot Pictures Corp.:

(Distributed in Washington by Gold Medal [Gold Medal Film Company, Inc.], elsewhere by Republic).

Only feature films were included in The Philadelphia Exhibitor for these specific listings, but Mascot’s last three serials had the same distribution.

Fifteen Monogram exchanges were contracted by July 1934 for Mascot’s product, all becoming Republic in 1935: Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Omaha and Tampa. All continued to distribute Mascot under existing agreements.

Mascot had formed their own exchanges in Seattle and Portland in 1932, purchasing those of its former franchise holder, Slater-Hurst Company. Both Mascot exchanges acquired the Majestic Pictures franchises and were known under that name—and Mascot Film Exchanges—as Majestic was finalizing its national distribution setup.

The Sheffield Exchange System, previously with Monogram, acquired the Republic franchises for the Northwest and Sheffield assumed Mascot’s rights for Seattle and Portland.

Gold Medal Film Co., Philadelphia, which handled Republic with its formal opening on July 15, 1935, was one of Mascot’s 1934 franchises. Herman Gluckman, the franchise owner of Republic for Philadelphia (previously owned by First Division), used Gold Medal’s facilities to create a combined Gold Medal-Republic exchange. Like New York, Gluckman’s Philadelphia exchange was originally called Capital Film Exchange, Inc.

So along with Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland, 18 Republic exchanges handled Mascot. Gold Medal also had an exchange in Washington, which handled Mascot as per the 1934 agreement.

Herman Gluckman owned Mascot’s franchise for New York, acquired in 1929 for his Capital Film Exchange, Inc., which became the Republic franchise with its formal opening on July 11, 1935. A number of the state rights distributors in the 1934 Mascot deal were also part of the ones signed between 1929–1932.

In 1933, Gluckman changed the name of his Capital Film Exchange, New York, to Majestic Pictures Corp. and ultimately Majestic Film Distributing Corp., reflecting his presidency of Majestic Pictures. When the company was absorbed into Republic, it became known as Republic Film Exchange, Inc.

Illustrating how some Republic exchanges had existing contracts, Majestic acquired the New York state rights franchise for a serial, “The New Adventures of Tarzan,” from Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc. Majestic had become Republic by the time of its New York release, and fulfilled its contract by distributing the serial and its feature version under the Republic name.

Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises had contracted 22 state rights distributors to cover the country for the serial, which also included the soon-to-be Republic exchanges in Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington.

Gluckman sold his New York and Philadelphia exchanges to Republic in 1940.

Republic retained partial ownership, through its Consolidated Film Industries, of these titles (among other Mascots) until 1945.

  • Young and Beautiful (9-1-1934)
  • Crimson Romance (10-12-1934)
  • In Old Santa Fe (11-1-1934)
  • The Marines Are Coming (11-20-1934)
  • Little Men (12-25-1934)
  • Behind the Green Lights (3-25-1935)
  • One Frightened Night (5-6-1935)
  • The Headline Woman (5-15-1935)
  • The Miracle Rider (5-18-1935; 15-chapter serial)
  • Ladies Crave Excitement (6-22-1935)
  • Harmony Lane (8-25-1935)
  • The Adventures of Rex and Rinty (8-27-1935; 12-chapter serial)
  • Streamline Express (9-20-1935)
  • Waterfront Lady (10-5-1935)
  • Confidential (10-15-1935)
  • The Fighting Marines (11-23-1935; 12-chapter serial)
  • Doughnuts and Society (3-20-1936)

Liberty Pictures Corp.:

(Distributed by Liberty [Hollywood Film Exchanges, Inc.] in Philadelphia, Washington by Hollywood [Hollywood Film Exchanges, Inc.], elsewhere by Republic).

Liberty Pictures completed its national distribution setup in early 1935, handling Los Angeles and San Francisco territories with their own Allied Exchanges (Allied Pictures Corp.). Both were awarded to Allied as Republic franchises in 1935, those of Monogram previously held by Co-Operative Film Exchange which promptly acquired the exchanges.

Motion Picture Daily, June 27, 1935, reported three Republic exchanges in Pittsburgh, New England and Ohio and Kentucky would handle the films “Dizzy Dames,” “Born to Gamble,” “The Old Homestead,” “Without Children,” and “Sweepstake Annie.” This was in addition to Republic exchanges serving upper and metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—the area covered in The Philadelphia Exhibitor—handling Liberty product.

The only other notable Liberty franchise was Monogram’s Detroit exchange which became part of Republic.

Jack Bellman’s Hollywood Film Exchanges acquired the franchise to Liberty Pictures in January 1934 for New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Washington. With the formation of Republic, Bellman merged his New York exchange in a combination with Herman Gluckman, owner, and became the executive manager of Republic Pictures Corp. of Greater New York and New Jersey.

So besides owning Liberty’s films, Republic also distributed a number of them in eight of their exchanges: Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

  • Cheaters (7-1-1934)
  • When Strangers Meet (7-20-1934)
  • Take the Stand (9-7-1934)
  • Two Heads on a Pillow (10-2-1934)
  • No Ransom (10-8-1934)
  • Once to Every Bachelor (12-14-1934)
  • Sweepstake Annie (3-1-1935)
  • School for Girls (3-22-1935)
  • Without Children (5-1-1935)
  • Dizzy Dames (5-15-1935)
  • Born to Gamble (7-10-1935)
  • The Old Homestead (8-10-1935)

Majestic Pictures Corp.:

(Distributed in Philadelphia by Masterpiece [Masterpiece Film Attractions, Inc.]; in Washington by Trio [Trio Productions, Inc.], elsewhere by Republic).

Majestic was distributed by Republic in New York, Buffalo, Albany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

  • The Scarlet Letter (9-13-1934)
  • She Had to Choose (9-18-1934)
  • Night Alarm (12-15-1934)
  • The Perfect Clue (1-15-1935)
  • Mutiny Ahead (2-2-1935)
  • Motive for Revenge (4-15-1935)
  • Reckless Roads (7-1-1935)

 

The origins of Republic’s exchange system is shown below, all but four of the 33 branches seamlessly transitioning from Monogram.

Listed for each exchange territory is the original name of the distribution company during Monogram’s tenure. A few adopted the Monogram name, but the original company names are included instead.

Unlike Monogram, Republic had a policy where each branch had to be named after the studio and to handle its product exclusively, with the exception of short subjects. This policy took some time, as some exchanges had existing distribution agreements with other companies. Those exchanges wanting to release outside product had to get home office approval.

Monogram’s exchanges in New York and Philadelphia were owned by First Division. With the formation of Republic, Gold Medal Film Co., Philadelphia, became its distributor but First Division continued to handle Monogram there.

The founder and president of First Division—on its last legs in 1935—was Harry H. Thomas, who just happened to be a former Monogram executive.

What happened in Philadelphia, with two different exchanges in the same territory handling Monogram and Republic, did not happen elsewhere.

When Monogram was reborn in 1936, with its distribution system completed by May 1937, the company announced a policy of exchanges named after the studio to handle its product exclusively. Unlike Republic, however, in a short time the new Monogram quickly made exceptions to the latter.

With the opening of Monogram’s Minneapolis franchise in July 1931, the company announced the completion of its 33 national exchanges, the number including two in Canada, in Toronto and Montreal, run by Excellent Film Exchange.

The national setup also included an exchange in Birmingham, Alabama, owned by Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions who sold it in January 1932. And one in Butte, Montana, run by the Sheffield Exchange System, soon closed as an official Monogram branch until reopening in November 1934.

Established later were Monogram exchanges in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1931; New Haven, Connecticut, by early 1933, and its last exchange, in Des Moines, Iowa, May 1935.

In August 1932, Regal Films, Ltd. acquired the Canadian franchise previously held by Excellent Film Exchange, extending Monogram’s branches in the Dominion from two to six. Empire Films, Ltd. acquired those rights in late 1933, which were carried over to Republic.

At the time of Republic’s formation, Monogram had 39 exchanges including those in Canada.

Memphis is included but it never had a Monogram exchange, with Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions opening a Republic franchise there in January 1936, its 34th branch in the US. The Little Rock exchange was closed in mid-1940, its territory then handled out of Memphis.

The core of Monogram’s exchange system actually goes back to the company’s precursor, Syndicate Pictures Corp., incorporated in July 1928 by Harry H. Thomas, a pioneering independent New York exchangeman. The company, however, was active by May 1928, when production began on its first film, “The Silent Trail,” part of a series of westerns starring Bob Custer, supervised by Trem Carr.

Soon helmed by the future president of Monogram, W. Ray Johnston, Syndicate created a state rights system, finalized in 1930, of 28 branches—21 of which would become Republic.

In mid-1930, Syndicate Pictures formed their New York exchange under the auspices of Bell Pictures, Inc., franchise holder for a year by then, the company renamed Syndicate Exchanges, Inc. Previous to Bell, Syndicate was distributed in New York by Harry H. Thomas’ First Division Pictures, Inc., the company—initially called Merit Film Corp.—handling W. Ray Johnston’s Rayart Pictures Corp. since its inception in 1924.

With the advent of sound, Trem Carr leased a small studio on Sunset Boulevard in May 1929, the former Stern Bros. plant, known briefly as Goldstone Studio and then National Film Recording Studio—the future home of Syndicate and Monogram.

Earlier, in March 1929, indie producer Phil Goldstone acquired a long term lease, with an option to buy, on the studio, renaming it National Film Recording Studio. Goldstone, who owned the Metropolitan Studio at Fort Lee, N.J., converted National’s larger stage, 63’ by 135’, for sound using the Biophone disc recording system.

 

 

Looking southeast from Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street towards the former Syndicate-Monogram Studio in 1939, located at the corner of Sunset and North Beachwood Drive. This was the former Stern Bros. plant, newly built for $35,000 and opened on May 31, 1919, as the Francis Ford Studio.

The original Stern plant, nearby on the other side of Gower, was destroyed by fire on August 15, 1926, when it was known as Century Studio. The Stern brothers, Julius and Abe, making shorts for Universal, then acquired the former Francis Ford Studio, the director vacating it by June 1924.

In late September 1926, while still building their new studio, the Sterns resumed limited production.

The original Stern plant was Universal’s first Hollywood studio, established in an old brewery at the corner of Sunset and Gower in October 1914, before moving to Universal City in 1915. The location of Stern’s new studio was described in 1926 as “in No. 6040 to 6048 Sunset Blvd.”

Operating under different names mostly as a rental plant, notably by Reliable Pictures Corp. which acquired a lease in 1935, bannering the studio with its name. The company, headed by Bernard B. Ray and Harry S. Webb, the latter previously producing for Syndicate, made about 40 pictures from 1934 to late 1936. Reliable even owned a ranch at Newhall for location work.

Barely visible in the photo, one can still see RELIABLE STUDIOS on the rear plant facing North Beachwood Drive, although by April 1937, with a fresh coat of paint, was officially called Sunset Studio.

At the start of 1935, Reliable Pictures was based out of the California Studio just down the street on Beachwood, the plant leased in 1935—and eventually sold—to Columbia Pictures whose lot is just out of view to the right.

The new Century Studio, when opened in 1926, was described as having “three large stages, a large water tank and is equipped with every modern appurtenance for the making of pictures.” The rear plant was not part of the original Francis Ford Studio.

When Monogram moved to the nearby Metropolitan lot in May 1933, their former plant became known as Alexander Bros. Studio, owned since 1929 by Max and Arthur Alexander who were previously with the Stern Film Corp. The two would use their M&A Alexander Productions as a distributor of films for television, their large library eventually owned by Republic Pictures.

With Monogram now gone, taking their Western Electric equipment with them, the Alexanders installed Blue Seal’s Cineglow sound recording system, avoiding the expensive royalties charged by WE and RCA. Max Alexander produced his first film at the studio, “I Can’t Escape,” in April 1934, shot in six days.

In August 1936, Maurice Conn took full control of the Reliable Studio for his own use, which he completely remodeled and equipped, though still owned by Stern Brothers Realty Corp. Also overseeing rentals, Conn helmed Ambassador Pictures, Conn Pictures and Melody Pictures, the studio now bearing his name.

Other companies such as Screencraft, Victory, Puritan, Metropolitan and Million Dollar, for example, rented the plant which, along with the International and Talisman studios, was one of the most popular used by indie producers at the time. Producers Releasing Corp. made its first film, “I Take This Oath,” at International.

Maurice Conn was bankrupt by 1938, and the former Conn Studio would then be home to Progressive Pictures Corp., the company having just made three features at the Grand National Studio, with more announced but never made. Instead, the Sunset Studio would be home to Sam Katzman’s Victory Pictures, which used the plant for interiors on eight Tim McCoy westerns.

In July 1939, Progressive moved all their executive and production staff down the street on Beachwood near the California Studio, forming Producers Pictures Corp. and Producers Distributing Corp., the forerunner of Producers Releasing Corp. PDC then used the Grand National Studio as their rental lot, starting their initial film, “Torture Ship,” in early September 1939.

Sig Neufeld was in charge of production for PDC, the producing arm known as Producers Pictures Corp. Sig and his brother, director Sam Newfield, had worked for Arthur and Max Alexander at the Century Studio in the 1920s.

Jumping ahead after PDC was reorganized as PRC in March 1940, the new company’s first nine films were made by Sigmund Neufeld Productions, Inc., whose office was based out of a studio at 1033 North Cahuenga Boulevard, headquarters of his previous outfit, Excelsior Pictures Corp.

The Sunset Studio would briefly house PRC’s offices as the company was getting its feet off the ground, setting up their exchanges and lining up other unit producers to make its product.

PRC initially listed their studio at 1033 North Cahuenga Avenue and then 6404 Hollywood Boulevard, in the Creque Building, but very little is known about the latter plant. Perhaps it was used for interiors on their first westerns. By October 1940, the company had established permanent offices in the Palmer Building on Hollywood Boulevard.

By now firmly established, PRC moved their offices from North Highland Avenue to 1440 North Gower Street in May 1942, the leased Chadwick Studio, acquired in January 1942, just down from the Columbia Drug Co. seen in the photo. PRC had first used the Chadwick plant in late 1940, just after Columbia Pictures relinquished its multi-year lease.

The offices were relocated about four months later to the Talisman Studio where most of PRC’s productions were being made, the company continuing to use the small Gower Street plant which was bannered PRC STUDIOS.

The Gower studio was previously being used by Range Busters, Inc., headed by former Monogram executive George W. Weeks who released his westerns through the company. He would move to the Cinematone Studio on Gordon Street, around the corner from Sunset Studio.

Besides leasing their studio, the Alexanders also produced under various names: Beacon Productions, Normandy Pictures, Colony Pictures, and M&A (Merrick-Alexander) Productions. The latter company, having just made two films for Select Attractions, then became a production unit for PRC, lensing their first feature for the company, “Hard Guy,” beginning on August 19, 1941.

Earlier, in mid-1940, Academic Film Co., Inc., was formed with the Alexanders in charge of making 16mm American historical two-reel shorts at their studio. Previous to “Hard Guy,” the company had produced five shorts which PRC released, all written and directed by George A. Durlam who had made a number of Syndicate westerns.

Ironically, financing PRC for most of their 1941–42 season was Herbert J. Yates’ Consolidated Film Industries, with PRC receiving a large loan in early 1941. This in return for handling the company’s laboratory work. Also involved in the deal was RCA, which advanced credit on sound equipment. Pathe Laboratories gained control of PRC in January 1942, superceding the three-year agreement with CFI.

In 1942, the Alexanders and Alfred Stern, nephew of Universal founder Carl Laemmle, formed Alexander-Stern Productions, Inc., which would make 40 pictures for PRC up until 1946. The majority were westerns, the company owning somewhat of a rarity for an independent outfit—its own sound truck for location work.

Using rented facilities since its inception, mostly the Talisman and Fine Arts studios, PRC purchased the latter—previously named the Grand National and Educational studios—on Santa Monica Boulevard in August 1943, the equipment and other appurtenances purchased from PRC’s leased Chadwick plant, as well as those from Fine Arts itself.

Columbia, needing more space, had purchased the Talisman plant which forced PRC to find an adequate studio of its own. With the purchase at a public auction, Alexander-Stern Productions moved from their Sunset Studio to the 10-acre, seven-stage PRC lot, the various producing units brought under one roof.

How many of the PRCs were made at the Sunset Studio previous to the move, however, is unknown. It was probably only a few, especially with the war creating shortages in production staff and equipment.

The Alexander brothers produced their last film in late 1948, “Amazon Quest,” at the Chaplin Studio, and then paid full attention to the burgeoning television distribution market with Alexander Productions, which also created a theatrical arm the same year. The Alexanders, however, had been distributing films to television by 1940. M&A Alexander Productions, Inc., formed in 1951, used their former studio’s offices as home base until the early 1960s.

Note that Sunset Studio is unrelated to another rental plant that opened in 1949 under the same name, located at 5545 Sunset Boulevard.

 

 

Carr’s initial work at National Studio would be his first all-talking sound film, “Handcuffed,” for Rayart. Carr then made “Bride of the Desert” there, a Rayart western, before moving to the Darmour Studio to produce for Johnston’s newly formed Continental Talking Pictures Corp.

While at Darmour, Carr began producing a series of Bob Steele westerns for Tiffany, beginning in March 1930, while continuing there to make three more features for Continental. He also went to the East Coast to make one of Syndicate’s few non-westerns, “Convict’s Code,” at the Metropolitan Studio, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Previous to working at Darmour and National, Carr was using California Studio, Metropolitan Studio and Mack Sennett’s newly completed plant to make Rayart’s busy schedule of productions.

In June 1930, Carr returned to the National Studio to make more of Syndicate’s westerns, using Powers Cinephone recording equipment initially borrowed from Ralph Like. The company’s product would be all-talking sound films for the first time, starting with “The Lonesome Trail,” although made under the Raytone Talking Pictures Corp. banner, a subsidiary of Rayart.

Carr completed his last Bob Steele picture in January 1931, to resume later, timing with the formation of Monogram the following month, the company continuing its lease on the National Studio. He began overseeing the last of Syndicate’s productions, with Balsley and Phillips-Western Electric replacing the Cinephone equipment in early February 1931.

At the same time the two-story studio underwent renovations, which included soundproofing of the third stage and construction of projection, cutting and re-recording rooms. Balsley and Phillips also built a laboratory around the corner on Gordon Street.

The little plant, now called Monogram Pictures Studios, soon to have 60 regular employees, was being readied for the start of production in late April, initially with “Ships of Hate.” Trem Carr, Monogram’s vice-president for production, would have direct supervision of all activities on the West Coast, with two stages dedicated to production, encompassing 18,000 square feet.

After the completion of “Ships of Hate” at Monogram, Carr resumed Tiffany’s Bob Steele westerns at Darmour, in May 1931, churning out eight more oaters for his Trem Carr Pictures, Ltd., the last film completed in July 1932. Steele would then begin work on eight westerns under contract to Monogram.

Continental Talking Pictures made three more features after Monogram was formed: “Defenders of the Law,” “The Mystery Train” and “Air Eagles,” all produced in 1931, in that order, by Larry Darmour at his small studio. Although uncredited, “Air Eagles” was produced by Big Productions Film Corp., co-founded in 1914 by W. Ray Johnston, the company also producing eight Syndicate westerns starring Bob Steele.

The last release of Syndicate Pictures was “Law of the Rio Grande” on July 20, 1931, starring Bob Custer, produced by Webb-Douglas Productions with interiors at Monogram although the company, which had made other Syndicate westerns, was based earlier at Ralph Like’s Cinephone Studio—purchased by the new Monogram in 1942 when it was called International Studio.

Subsequent releases by Syndicate Exchanges after “Law of the Rio Grande” were unrelated to Syndicate Pictures. The former continued to use the name as a state rights distributor until 1941, when it acquired PRC’s New York franchise, the exchange’s product unrelated to its former namesake.

Monogram’s exchanges were independently owned and operated, each franchise holder required to own stock in the company and pay a pro rata share of each film’s cost.

When Monogram was revived in 1937, W. Ray Johnston, former Republic Pictures president, acquired the outstanding stock—about 45 per cent—of Monogram Pictures Corp. that was still owned largely by franchise holders who transitioned to Republic in 1935. Along with the stock owned by Johnston, Monogram was reborn which included most of its original film library.

Trem Carr left Republic in January 1936, Nat Levine purchasing Carr’s 50 per cent interest in Republic Pictures Corp., the distributing unit, and Republic Productions, Inc., the producing unit, reportedly for $500,000. Carr would then produce for Universal.

In October 1937, Carr, a substantial shareholder, was elected a member of the new Monogram’s board of directors, and in 1941 was once again head of production at the studio.

For its 1930–1931 season, Syndicate also offered 18 Walt Disney Alice comedies, a combination of live action and cartoons, first released in 1925–1926; and 12 two-reel westerns starring Jack Hoxie, culled from features first released in the early 1920s by Arrow Film Corp., W. Ray Johnston the company’s vice-president until 1924, when he organized Rayart Pictures. All the shorts were synchronized with new sound.

Dallas and Oklahoma City, prime territories for Syndicate’s westerns, were operated as separate entities by Syndicate and Monogram yet shared the same managers when the latter was organized.

By the end of 1941, Republic owned 23 of its 33 domestic exchanges, most if not all acquired between 1939–1941. The company continued to purchase more, finalizing its ownership of all franchises by acquiring Sheffield’s multiple units in 1946.

By April 1958, Republic had sold 19 of its 32 company-owned exchanges (Butte, Montana, was closed by then), with more to follow as distribution was farmed out to state righters, the company returning briefly to its franchised origins:

Buffalo-Albany, Waldman Films; Atlanta and Jacksonville, Capitol Releasing; Boston, Embassy Pictures; Charlotte, American-Astor Distributing Co.; Chicago, Linro, Inc.; Cincinnati, Screen Classics; Cleveland, Imperial Pictures; Dallas, Empire Pictures Distributing Co. (a subsidiary of General Films Distributing Co.); Denver, Apex Films (American International Pictures of Colorado); Des Moines, Realart Pictures of Iowa and Nebraska; Detroit, Allied Film Exchange; Indianapolis, Howco Film Exchange; Kansas City, United Film Exchange; Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland-Seattle, Favorite Films of California; Memphis, Colonial Pictures; Milwaukee and Minneapolis, Independent Film Distributors; New Orleans, Howco Pictures of Louisiana; New York, Realart Film Exchange of N.Y.; Philadelphia, American International Pictures; Pittsburgh, Screen Guild Productions of Pittsburgh; St. Louis, Realart Pictures of St. Louis; Salt Lake City, R.T. Pictures; Washington, American International Pictures Exchange of Washington.

Monogram exchanges 1931–1935, which became Republic unless noted. An asterix denotes a franchise of Syndicate Pictures Corp. in late 1930.

 

Albany, N.Y.   Standard Film Exchanges*
Atlanta, Ga.   Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions*
Birmingham, Ala.   Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions* (sold
in January 1932, no longer handling
Monogram)
Boston, Mass.   Hollywood Films*
Buffalo, N.Y.   Standard Film Exchanges*
Butte, Mont.   Sheffield Exchange System*
Charlotte, N.C.   Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions*
Chicago, Ill.   Security Pictures*
Cincinnati, O.   Standard Film Service Co.
Cleveland, O.   Standard Film Service Co.
Dallas, Tex.   Independent Film Distributors (initially
by Monogram itself, with Independent
acquiring the franchise in mid-1932)
Denver, Colo.   Sheffield Exchange System*
Des Moines, Ia.  

Midwest Film Distributors

Detroit, Mich.   Graphic Exchanges* (aka Graphic Film
Exchange, corporately related to
Standard Film Exchanges)
Indianapolis, Ind.   Security Pictures*
Kansas City, Mo.   Midwest Film Distributors*
Little Rock, Ark.   Home State Film Co. (acquired by
Independent Film Distributors in
mid-1932)
Los Angeles, Calif.   Co-Operative Film Exchange* (the Republic
franchise was acquired by Allied Exchanges
(Allied Pictures Corp.), which Co-Operative
quickly absorbed)
Memphis, Tenn.   Never a Monogram exchange, Arthur
C. Bromberg Attractions opened a
Republic franchise in January 1936
Milwaukee, Wis.   Security Pictures
Minneapolis, Minn.   Capitol Film Exchange (aka Capitol Pictures
Corp., which handled Monogram on a
temporary basis until mid-1933, when the
studio cancelled the franchise and created
its own independently owned branch)
New Haven, Conn.   Hollywood Films
New Orleans, La.   Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions*
New York, N.Y.   First Division Exchanges (the Republic
franchise was acquired by Capital Film
Exchange)
Oklahoma City, Okla.   Independent Film Distributors (initially by
Monogram itself, with Independent
acquiring the franchise in mid-1932)
Omaha, Neb.   Midwest Film Distributors
Philadelphia, Pa.   First Division Exchanges (the Republic
franchise was acquired by Capital Film
Exchange)
Pittsburgh, Pa.   Alexander Film Service*
Portland, Ore.   Sheffield Exchange System*
St. Louis, Mo.   Premier Pictures*
Salt Lake City, Utah   Sheffield Exchange System*
San Francisco, Calif.   Co-Operative Film Exchange* (the Republic
franchise was acquired by Allied Exchanges
(Allied Pictures Corp.), which Co-Operative
quickly absorbed)
Seattle, Wash.   Sheffield Exchange System*
Tampa, Fla.   Arthur C. Bromberg Attractions*
Washington, D.C.   Liberty Film Exchange*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Republic advert  

A two-page advert in Broadcasting, December 17, 1984, heralding the rebirth of Republic. The text is recreated below:

     

 

 

 

 

1956–1959 Releases by Order
of Production (US Films Only)

Year of production shown; C=Trucolor; N=Naturama, Republic’s 2.35:1 widescreen format

 

Magic Fire 1954 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C     US-W. Germany co-production
Flame of the Islands 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C      
Jaguar 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc./
Mickey Rooney Productions/
Maurice Duke Productions
         
Hidden Guns 1955 X-HT Gannaway-Ver Halen
Productions, Inc.
        indie pickup
Come Next Spring 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc./
Robert Alexander Productions
  C      
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer 1955 X-HT Gannaway-Ver Halen
Productions, Inc. [Daniel
Boone, Inc.]
  C     US-Mexico co-production;
indie pickup
The Maverick Queen 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C N    
Stranger at My Door 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.          
When Gangland Strikes 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.          
Outcasts of the City 1955 X-HT Lorraine Productions         indie pickup
Terror at Midnight 1955 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.          
Dakota Incident 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc./
Landmark Productions, Inc.
  C      
Lisbon 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C N   US-Portugal co-production
The Man Is Armed 1956 F   Republic Productions, Inc.          
Woman’s Devotion, A 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C     US-Mexico co-production
Strange Adventure, A 1956 T   Republic Productions, Inc.          
Scandal Incorporated 1956 TF   C.M.B. (Continental Merchants/
Bonanza Productions, Inc.)
        indie pickup
Thunder Over Arizona 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C N    
Hell Ship Mutiny 1956 X-HT Lovina Productions, Inc.         indie pickup
Raiders of Old California 1956 X-HT Albert C. Gannaway
Productions, Inc. [Gavel, Inc.]
        indie pickup
Accused of Murder 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C N    
Affair in Reno 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.     N    
Journey to Freedom 1956 X-HT Apostolof Productions         indie pickup
Duel at Apache Wells 1956 F   Republic Productions, Inc.     N    
Hell’s Crossroads 1956 F   Republic Productions, Inc.     N    
Pawnee 1956 TF   Gross-Krasne, Inc./Hilber Corp.   C     indie pickup
Spoilers of the Forest 1956 TF   Republic Productions, Inc.   C N    
Hell Canyon Outlaws 1956 X-HT Jerold Zukor Productions         indie pickup
Beginning of the End 1956 X AB-PT Pictures Corp.          
The Unearthly 1957 X Brooke L. Peters (see note)         indie pickup
The Lawless Eighties 1957 F   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
Last Stagecoach West 1957 TF   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
Taming Sutton’s Gal 1957 TF   Variety Pictures Corp.     N    
The Wayward Girl 1957 TF   Variety Pictures Corp.     N    
Invisible Avenger 1957 X Demby Productions, Inc.         indie pickup
Eighteen and Anxious 1957 X AB-PT Pictures Corp.          
Street of Darkness 1957 X-HT Robert Keys Productions, Inc.         indie pickup
Panama Sal 1957 TF   Vineland Productions     N    
The Crooked Circle 1957 TF   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
Gunfire at Indian Gap 1957 F   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
Juvenile Jungle 1957 TF   Coronado Pictures, Inc.     N    
Girl in the Woods 1957 X AB-PT Pictures Corp.          
The Notorious Mr. Monks 1957 TF   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
Young and Wild 1957 TF   Esla Pictures, Inc. [Coronado
Pictures, Inc.]
    N    
Man or Gun 1957 F   Albert C. Gannaway
Productions, Inc.
    N    
The Man Who Died Twice 1957 F   Ventura Productions, Inc.     N    
No Place to Land 1958 F   Gannaway International Corp.     N    
Plunderers of Painted Flats 1958 F   Albert C. Gannaway
Productions, Inc.
    N    

The four features culled from serials are excluded: “Satan’s Satellites” (1958), “Missile Monsters” (1958), “Zorro Rides Again” (1959) and “Ghost of Zorro” (1959). The Trucolor documentary “Zanzabuku” (1956) is not listed, but was announced to be filmed over a six-month period specifically for Republic in late May 1954. Films noted as indie pickup means no distribution deal with Republic was in place at the start of principal photography. Three of the four AB-PT Pictures Corp. titles were known to be filmed on the Republic lot. “A Woman’s Devotion,” re-released in 1958 as “Battle Shock,” is erroneously listed in some sources as filmed in Naturama. Produced by Boris Petroff (as Brooke L. Peters), the production company for “The Unearthly” is unknown; the negative was purchased outright by AB-PT Pictures Corp. which did all the post-production work.

The AFI Catalog lists the production of “Hell Canyon Outlaws” incorrectly. It was completed in November 1956, not February 1957.

“The Man Who Died Twice,” started on December 9, 1957 and completed before Christmas, was made by Ventura Productions which was formed in March 1957 by Rudy Ralston and Joseph Kane. Ventura was one of a number of corporate entities making the studio’s product after Republic’s last-produced feature, “Spoilers of the Forest,” was completed in early November 1956.

Republic ended its days concentrating on pictures with average budgets of $125,000–$150,000, providing financial guarantees to independent producers and use of the company’s studio. With Republic poised to release its post-1948 product to TV in January 1958, the company was no longer in active production under its own name. It had resigned from the Motion Picture Association of America by December 1957.

In March 1958 members of three unions, Screen Actors Guild, Screen Directors Guild, and Writers Guild of America, were banned from working for the company and its subsidiary, Studio City TV Productions, after Republic made the first sale of its post-1948 library to TV.

Republic’s last feature, “Plunderers of Painted Flats,” made by an indie crew with interiors at the studio, was started July 28 and completed mid-August 1958. By the time of its release in January 1959, Republic had closed all of its exchanges, a process started in 1956, relying on independent state rights distributors to handle what product was left.

Republic’s annual report, released in February 1959, stated the company had completed its plan to discontinue motion picture production and distribution.

Herbert J. Yates, Republic’s founder, and other principal shareholders, would sell out on July 1, 1959. The company would continue its diversified industrial operations in film processing (Consolidated Film Industries), plastics (Consolidated Molded Products), studio rentals, and television sales (Hollywood Television Service). The company changed its name to Republic Corp. on April 5, 1960.

The last two official releases of Republic were the 1959 reissues of “Angel and the Badman” (1947) and “War of the Wildcats” (1943), both starring John Wayne, the “re-release” posters shown below. Despite their theatrical showings in mid-1959, both were released to TV in early 1956.

 

 

 

Foreign Features

The following are foreign films released by Republic. The years listed are Republic’s distribution and can vary greatly from their native release. All non-UK films are dubbed. The inclusion of 16mm availability has not been used here but has been checked: If a film is listed with elements, it was available on 16mm from Ivy Films.

In the 1950s, Republic released two notable features in the UK but not the US. The French-made “Ali-baba” (1955) starring Fernandel, which was handled stateside in 1956 by Theatrical and Video Corp. The Eastmancolor film was re-released stateside in 1960 as “Dance of Desire” by Today Theatre.

The second was the Italian-made “The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships” (1955) starring Hedy Lamarr. The Technicolor film appears to have never been released in the US except to home video and TV, as “Loves of Three Queens.”

 

Above Us the Waves 1956 X RE155-099 ©London Independent
Producers, Ltd.
UK
Alibi 1943 X R492730 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK
At Dawn We Die 1943 X see note ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK (Tomorrow We Live)
Bulldog Drummond at Bay 1937 X no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK
Circus Girl 1956 X no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. W. Germany; Agfacolor
Code of Scotland Yard 1948 X no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK (The Shop at Sly Corner)
Companions in Crime 1954 X ----------- never registered UK; no US release; made by Republic
Productions (Great Britain), Ltd.
Congress Dances, The 1957 X see note ©Republic Pictures Corp. Austria; Trucolor and CinemaScope
Cross Channel 1955 TF   RE136-459 ©Republic Productions
(Great Britain), Ltd.
UK
Day to Remember, A 1955 X RE082-993 ©Group Film Productions, Ltd. UK
Divided Heart, The 1955 X RE136-460
RE147-124
©Ealing Studios, Ltd. UK; renewed also by EMI Films, Ltd.
Doctor at Sea 1956 X RE155-097 ©Group Film Productions, Ltd. UK; Technicolor and VistaVision
Doctor in the House 1955 X RE122-992 ©Group Film Productions, Ltd. UK; Eastmancolor
Don Juan’s Night of Love 1955 X RE049-475 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Italy-France; UK titles: The Affair of Madame
Pompadour; Mountain Brigand; TV title: The
Adventures of Mandarin
Fighting Wildcats, The 1957 X-HT RE271-110 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK (West of Suez); released HTS 1950s–1960s
Flying Squadron, The 1952 X ----------- never registered Italy
Glamorous Night 1937 X no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK
Green Buddha, The 1955 TF   RE136-456 ©Republic Productions
(Great Britain), Ltd.
UK
Hidden Homicide 1959 T   RE291-880 ©Bill & Michael Luckwell, Ltd. UK
In Old Vienna 1956 T   ----------- never registered Austria; Trucolor; semi-documentary
International Counterfeiters 1958 X-HT ----------- never registered W. Germany; UK: Adventure in Berlin;
released HTS 1950s–1960s
Laughing Anne 1954 TF   RE088-836 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK; Technicolor
Man in the Road, The 1957 X RE188-450 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK
Mystery of the Black Jungle 1955 X RE136-461 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Italy; TV title: Black Devils of Kali; released
overseas in Ferraniacolor
O.S.S. 117 Is Not Dead 1959 X ----------- never registered France; Dyaliscope (1.65:1)
Operation Conspiracy 1957 X ----------- never registered UK (Cloak Without Dagger)
Poison Pen 1941 X ----------- never registered UK
Saint Meets the Tiger, The 1943 X R488741 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK
Scotland Yard Dragnet 1958 X-HT RE200-367 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK (The Hypnotist); released HTS/NTA
1950s–1970s
Secret Venture 1955 F   RE136-457 ©Republic Productions
(Great Britain), Ltd.
UK
She Wolf, The 1954 X RE088-837 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Italy; UK: The Vixen
Square Ring, The 1955 X RE079-717 ©Ealing Studios, Ltd. UK
Stormbound 1951 X RE018-094 ©Republic Pictures Corp. Italy
Strange Case of Dr.
Manning
1958 X no renewal ©Winwell Productions, Ltd. UK (Morning Call)
Stryker of the Yard 1953 X ----------- never registered UK; no US release; made by Republic
Productions (Great Britain), Ltd.
Sugar Ray Robinson vs.
Randolph Turpin
1951 X RE018-095 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK; documentary
Suicide Squadron 1942 X R462322 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK (Dangerous Moonlight)
Tears for Simon 1957 X RE203-567 ©Rank Organisation Film
Productions, Ltd.
UK (Lost); Eastmancolor
Thunder Over Tangier 1957 X-HT no renewal ©Butcher’s Film Productions UK (Man from Tangier); released HTS
1950s–1960s
Time Is My Enemy 1957 X RE136-462 ©Vandyke Picture Corp., Ltd. UK
Track the Man Down 1956 TF   RE136-458 ©Republic Productions
(Great Britain), Ltd.
UK
Trent’s Last Case 1953 X RE049-474
RE082-936
©Republic Pictures Corp. UK; renewed also by EMI Films, Ltd.
Trouble in Store 1955 X RE082-991 ©Two Cities Films, Ltd. UK
Trouble in the Glen 1954 TF   RE136-451 ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK; Trucolor
Weapon, The 1957 TF   RE229-597 ©Periclean Productions, Ltd. UK

Included are six British productions with the financial participation of Republic, all technically co-productions but listed here separately. Four were made in 1954 by Republic Productions (Great Britain), Ltd., by in-house director R.G. Springsteen (with the help of John Lemont): “Cross Channel,” “The Green Buddha,” “Secret Venture,” and “Track the Man Down.” The other two were from producer Herbert Wilcox: “Laughing Anne” and “Trouble in the Glen.”

Republic had no involvement with the production of another Wilcox film, “Trent’s Last Case” (now owned by StudioCanal), which was made before the May 1952 agreement with Republic and Wilcox-Neagle Productions. The joint arrangement called for a third picture, which would be “Lilacs in the Spring,” Republic having distribution rights in the Eastern Hemisphere. United Artists handled the US release in 1956 as “Let’s Make Up,” and, interestingly, Trucolor is credited on the UK print.

Formed in 1953, Republic Productions (Great Britain), Ltd. also produced a 13-episode series in England, in cooperation with the uncredited Herbert Wilcox, made specifically for UK theaters—although reportedly with television in mind too. Titled “Stryker of the Yard,” starring Clifford Evans, two features were compiled and released in the UK and other foreign theaters only: “Stryker of the Yard” (1953), released in Australia as “Scotland Yard Cases”; and “Companions in Crime” (1954), released in Australia as “Stryker Strikes Twice.” All the episodes were released theatrically in the UK as 34-minute featurettes by Republic Pictures International, Inc. (a lobby card is shown below).

The series, produced at the Nettlefold Studio by William N. Boyle who also made the four R.G. Springsteen features at the same studio, was released in the US in 1956 as “Stryker of Scotland Yard.” The trades reported Springsteen going to England to direct the series, set to roll on March 9, 1953, but he is uncredited, functioning as executive producer on the first three episodes. Production was completed by the summer of 1954. The featurettes—essentially a British serial—were also released in Mexico.

Republic Productions (Great Britain), Ltd. was created to utilize frozen funds as per the 1948 Anglo-American Film Agreement, which restricted the export of money earned by American films going back across the pond. A portion of the money was frozen and had to be used for, among other things, local productions, or else the unused British pounds were to be turned over to local charities and philanthropies.

Much of Republic’s frozen money was used to create their own distribution network in 1951, Republic Pictures International, Inc. (Great Britain), whereas British Lion had handled that task since Republic’s inception in 1935. British Lion would again assume distribution in late 1956, and subsequently Eros Films two years later.

Besides “Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Randolph Turpin,” a six-reel feature purchased from Adelphi Films, Ltd. in the UK, Republic also released “Rocky Marciano vs. Roland La Starza” in 1953, but its approximate 39-minute running time does not qualify it as an American feature.

“Strange Case of Dr. Manning” and “Thunder Over Tangier” were copyrighted under their original UK titles, “Morning Call” and “Man from Tangier,” respectively.

Although “Hidden Homicide” had its copyright renewed by Rank Film Distributors, Ltd., Republic has always claimed the film as its own.

“The Weapon” had its copyright renewed by Alliance Pictures Corp., but the film is a permanent title in the Republic library.

The copyrights for “At Dawn We Die” and “The Congress Dances” are enforced and restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

The copyright renewal for “Thunder Over Tangier” by Tartan Enterprises is bogus, along with the other 19 films renewed by the company. The renewal number is excluded.

As an example of Republic’s legal department going through the motions of copyright renewal: “Suicide Squadron,” made by RKO Radio British Productions, was released by Republic in the US on a short-term agreement. The film was part of the RKO sale to television in the 1950s, and today in their library, although J.E.D. Production Corp. was listed as its 1970s TV distributor.

It seems at times that copyrights due to expire were simply renewed without checking agreements, as with the dual renewals on “The Divided Heart” and “Trent’s Last Case.”

Most of the foreign films listed were not part of the Republic library at this time. Of those that were, and still extant, the most obscure is “In Old Vienna,” announced for release by Republic in December 1956. The Trucolor film, made in Austria in early 1955, initially titled “Trilogy,” was written, produced and directed by James A. FitzPatrick, who was noted for his travelogues. He also directed the Spanish version of Republic’s “Song of Mexico” in 1945. “In Old Vienna,” however, was likely never released theatrically in the US.

 

 

 

 

Serials

Includes the number of chapters. ‘X’ denotes underlying rights have expired. Unlike American Features, which uses ‘✓’ to denote 16mm availability, here ‘✓’ is a serial released by Republic or a licensee on home video ( ‘✓*’ denotes those rights exist no longer); ‘×’, an authorized home video release other than Republic; ‘–’, no authorized home video release. Note that 16mm is discounted as home video; also that Ivy Films, NTA/Republic’s non-theatrical 16mm distributor, handled some of the serials which today it would no longer have rights.

 

Adventures of Captain Marvel 1941   12 R433158
R433161
©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1953 as Return of
Captain Marvel
Adventures of Frank and Jesse
James
1948   13 R609261
R625115
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Adventures of Red Ryder 1940 X 12 R423848
R423856
©Republic Pictures Corp. ✓*  
Black Widow, The 1947   13 R582736
R590888
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic
Invaders
1953   12 RE088-821
RE088-829
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Captain America 1944 X 15 R503520
R510532
R510539
©Republic Pictures Corp. ✓* reissued in 1953 as Return of
Captain America
Commando Cody: Sky Marshal
of the Universe
1953   12 various ©Republic Pictures Corp. 12-episode TV series, released
theatrically first
Crimson Ghost, The 1946   12 R557427
R568601
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dangers of the Canadian
Mounted
1948   12 R606061 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Daredevils of the Red Circle 1939   12 R389282
R389283
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Daredevils of the West 1943   12 R492743
-----------
©Republic Pictures Corp. copyright never registered for
chapters 7–12
Darkest Africa 1936   15 R319947
-----------
-----------
©Republic Pictures Corp. chapters 6–15 never renewed; reissued
in 1949 as King of Jungleland
Daughter of Don Q 1946   12 R554210
R557426
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Desperadoes of the West 1950   12 R670683
R675449
R675450
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Dick Tracy 1937 X 15 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Dick Tracy Returns 1938 X 15 R391799
R394248
©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. 1941 X 15 R452621
R452623
R452624
©Republic Pictures Corp. × reissued in 1952 as Dick Tracy vs.
Phantom Empire
Dick Tracy’s G-Men 1939 X 15 R393738
R393739
R393740
©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Don Daredevil Rides Again 1951   12 RE018-069
RE018-073
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Drums of Fu Manchu 1940 X 15 R423832
R423840
R423847
©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
Federal Agents vs. Underworld,
Inc.
1949   12 R625116
R625119
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Federal Operator 99 1945   12 R531034
R548961
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Fighting Devil Dogs, The 1938   12 R386884
R389260
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Flying Disc Man from Mars 1950   12 R682678
R682679
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
G-Men Never Forget 1948   12 R590894
R592268
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
G-Men vs. the Black Dragon 1943   15 R487416
R487418
R487422
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Ghost of Zorro 1949   12 R645388
R645396
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Government Agents vs.
Phantom Legion
1951   12 RE018-077
RE018-082
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Haunted Harbor 1944   15 R520386
R520387
R520391
©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Pirates’ Harbor
Hawk of the Wilderness 1938   12 R389273
-----------
©Republic Pictures Corp. chapters 1–6 never renewed
Invisible Monster, The 1950   12 R670675
R670682
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
James Brothers of Missouri,
The
1949   12 R645417
R645421
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Jesse James Rides Again 1947   13 R582734 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Jungle Drums of Africa 1953   12 RE049-471
RE049-473
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Jungle Girl 1941 X 15 R445796
R445797
R445798
©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
King of the Carnival 1955   12 RE170-801 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Forest Rangers 1946   12 R554204
R554214
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Mounties 1942 X 12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Rocket Men 1949   12 R645401
R645406
R645411
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
King of the Royal Mounted 1940 X 12 R427533
R427546
©Republic Pictures Corp. ×  
King of the Texas Rangers 1941   12 R447994
R448000
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lone Ranger, The 1938 X 15 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Lone Ranger Rides Again, The 1939 X 15 R389272
R389276
R389278
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Man with the Steel Whip 1954   12 RE136-447 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Manhunt of Mystery Island 1945   15 R531019
R531023
R531028
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Masked Marvel, The 1943   12 R503518 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Mysterious Doctor Satan 1940   15 R427552
R427553
R427555
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Painted Stallion, The 1937   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Panther Girl of the Kongo 1955   12 RE136-452 ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Perils of Nyoka 1942   15 R465257
R465258
R465259
©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1952 as Nyoka and
the Tigermen
Phantom Rider, The 1946   12 R548977
R554190
©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1954 as Ghost Riders of
the West
Purple Monster Strikes, The 1945   15 R548960
R548969
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Radar Men from the Moon 1952   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King 1949   12 R648427
R665674
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper
Island
1936   14 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
SOS Coast Guard 1937   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Secret Service in Darkest
Africa
1943   15 R496357
R496358
-----------
©Republic Pictures Corp. copyright never registered for chapters
11–15; reissued in 1954 as Manhunt in
the African Jungles (accessories title:
Man Hunt in the African Jungle); UK: Desert Patrol
Son of Zorro 1947   13 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Spy Smasher 1942   12 R462316
R462324
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Tiger Woman, The 1944   12 R517625
R517626
©Republic Pictures Corp. reissued in 1951 as Perils of the
Darkest Jungle
Trader Tom of the China Seas 1954   12 RE136-441
-----------
©Republic Pictures Corp. chapters 1–3 never renewed
Undersea Kingdom 1936   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Vigilantes Are Coming, The 1936   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp. UK: The Mounties Are Coming
Zombies of the Stratosphere 1952   12 RE067-072
RE067-073
©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Zorro Rides Again 1937   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Zorro’s Black Whip 1944   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  
Zorro’s Fighting Legion 1939   12 no renewal ©Republic Pictures Corp.  

Each episode of “Commando Cody” was copyrighted and renewed individually: RE088-806, RE088-807, RE088-812, RE088-813, RE088-814, RE088-815, RE088-817, RE088-818, RE088-820, RE088-823, RE088-824, RE088-825.

VCI Entertainment is the authorized home video distributor of “Adventures of Red Ryder,” “Dick Tracy,” “Dick Tracy Returns,” “Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.,” “Dick Tracy’s G-Men,” “Drums of Fu Manchu,” “Jungle Girl,” and “King of the Royal Mounted.”

The rights to Dick Tracy are owned by Tribune Media.

The rights to “Adventures of Red Ryder,” including the 23 Republic features, are owned by Stephen Slesinger, Inc., now handling the franchise under the name Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc. The rights to “King of the Royal Mounted” and “King of the Mounties” are still with Stephen Slesinger, Inc., both companies helmed by Slesinger’s daughter. Republic planned to reissue the two Mounty serials in 1953 with the permission of Romer Grey, the son of Zane Grey, but the deal fell through because rights were with Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

Banner Films, Inc. acquired worldwide distribution rights to “Jungle Girl” from the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1961. Banner two years earlier also acquired most of the various Tarzan features, all authorized by the former Sol Lesser Productions which had TV and theatrical rights from the author. Rights are now with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Republic signed an exclusive agreement in early 1955 with Sax Rohmer, creator of the character Fu Manchu, with plans to produce 78 half-hour TV episodes and three theatrical features. Studio City TV Productions, Inc., a Republic subsidiary, only produced 13 episodes of “The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu,” which were first released by HTS in February 1956. Sax Rohmer (Arthur Henry Ward) died in 1959, and the series was pulled from distribution, unlike Republic’s other TV series. Whatever rights Republic owned have long-expired and are now with the Sax Rohmer estate.

“Captain America” was on early home video from Nostalgia Merchant, one of 19 Republic serials released by the company in 1978, which included “Adventures of Red Ryder,” now with VCI. NTA during the 1970s used to distribute “Captain America” to TV under license from the Marvel Comics Group, including 16mm by Ivy Films. The serial, whose rights are with Marvel Entertainment, has no recent-day authorized release.

“Ghost of Zorro” was available on 16mm from Ivy Films (163 minutes), unrelated to the feature version. The serial, which has no rights issues, has never been released on home video, unauthorized or not.

The theatrical version of “Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe” was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Olive Films, which has home video rights to the Republic library from Paramount.

An incomplete version of “The Lone Ranger” was on early home video from Video Yesteryear, Video Connection, and Reel Images, but was not authorized by the Wrather Corp., which owned the rights at the time. In a recent move, those are now with Universal Pictures.

“Captain America,” “Daredevils of the West,” “The Lone Ranger,” “King of the Mounties,” and “The Lone Ranger Rides Again,” among others, have been restored by the Serial Squadron and released on DVD but are not authorized.

 

 

Theatrically Released Features
From Serials

 

Dick Tracy   1938 Dick Tracy (1937)
Drums of Fu Manchu   1943 Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)
Fighting Devil Dogs, The   1943 The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)
Ghost of Zorro   1959 Ghost of Zorro (1949)
Hidden City, The   1936 Darkest Africa (1936)
Hi-Yo Silver   1940 The Lone Ranger (1938)
Lost Planet Airmen   1951 King of the Rocket Men (1949)
Missile Monsters   1958 Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)
Painted Stallion, The   1938 The Painted Stallion (1937)
S.O.S. Clipper Island   1937 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)
SOS Coast Guard   1942 SOS Coast Guard (1937)
Satan’s Satellites   1958 Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
Yukon Patrol, The   1942 King of the Royal Mounted (1940)
Zorro Rides Again   1938
1959
Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Sources vary whether the serials “Darkest Africa,” “Dick Tracy,” “The Painted Stallion,” and “Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island” had domestic theatrical releases in condensed form. The same for “Zorro Rides Again” in 1938, but definitely had a domestic theatrical release in 1959. It is likely these five serial-based features from the 1930s were released overseas only, discounting the 1959 release of “Zorro Rides Again.”

Confirmed to be released in the UK, all at seven reels, are “Darkest Africa,” released as “The Hidden City,” 1936; “Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island,” released as “S.O.S. Clipper Island,” 1937; and “Dick Tracy” in 1938. The source serials for the aforementioned titles were not released in the UK at the time, which may explain the feature versions in circulation over there.

Conversely, all 12 chapters of the “The Painted Stallion” and “Zorro Rides Again” were released in the UK in 1938 and 1939, respectively. The UCLA Film & Television Archive has the seven-reel nitrate elements for both features, so they do exist.

“The Painted Stallion” was released on DVD-R by Alpha Video, running 76 minutes. It closes with an early version of Republic’s bell tower herald, evidence of a late 1930s or 1940s release.

Note that reports of the condensed version of "Ghost of Zorro" only being theatrically released overseas in 1959 are not true.

 

 

 

Century ’66 TV Features

In 1966 Hollywood Television Service released 26 100-minute features culled from serials. All were listed in Republic’s 1994 document. Never released theatrically or on home video, all were available on 16mm from Ivy Films. None of the films were registered for copyright, each title carrying the source serial’s original copyright notice by Republic Pictures Corporation. The second column is the source serial.

 

Baron’s African War, The   Service in Darkest Africa (1943)
Bat Men of Africa   Darkest Africa (1936)
Black Dragon of Manzanar   G-Men vs. the Black Dragon (1943)
Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine   Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)
Claw Monsters, The   Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955)
Code 645   G-Men Never Forget (1948)
Cyclotrode X’   The Crimson Ghost (1946)
D-Day on Mars   The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
Doctor Satan’s Robot   Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)
FBI-99   Federal Operator 99 (1945)
Golden Hands of Kurigal   Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949)
Jungle Gold   The Tiger Woman (1944)
Lost Island of Kioga   Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)
Missile Base at Taniak   Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953)
Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates   Perils of Nyoka (1942)
R.C.M.P. and the Treasure of Genghis Khan   Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948)
Retik, the Moon Menace   Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
Robinson Crusoe of Mystery Island   Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)
Sakima and the Masked Marvel   The Masked Marvel (1943)
Sharad of Atlantis   Undersea Kingdom (1936)
Slaves of the Invisible Monster   The Invisible Monster (1950)
Sombra, the Spider Woman   The Black Widow (1947)
Spysmasher Returns   Spy Smasher (1942)
Target: Sea of China   Trader Tom of the China Seas (1954)
Torpedo of Doom   The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)
U-238 and the Witch Doctor   Jungle Drums of Africa (1953)

Unrelated to the Century ’66 package, the serials “Dick Tracy,” “Dick Tracy Returns,” “Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.,” and “Dick Tracy’s G-Men” were also available as 100-minute features. Gold Key Entertainment acquired authorized TV distribution rights to the four features and four source serials in 1977. All were released on home video in 1990 by VCI under license from Tribune Media. The video cassettes of the condensed versions have a 1973 copyright by UFC, Inc., which may be a clue when they were re-edited. Note that Ivy Films had at least two of the features on 16mm.

Although Republic colorized a number of features, two were from serials and released to TV and home video in 93-minute condensed form: “The Crimson Ghost” and “Zombies of the Stratosphere,” which debuted on TV in 1990 and video cassette in 1995.

 

 

 

Corrections and comments are welcome. Revised April 22, 2020.