One Sunday Afternoon 1933 Gary Cooper Fay Wray pre-Code

Pre-Code Movies on TCM in August 2016 and Other Site News

Pre-Code.Com Site News for August 2016

The good news: there’s some excellent pre-Code programming on TCM for August. There are early-30s focused days dedicated to stars like Robert Montgomery, Fay Wray, Jean Harlow, Ruby Keeler, Boris Karloff, Janet Gaynor and– amazingly– Constance Cummings.

The bad news: between grad school and being a stay-at-home father, August looks pretty paltry for posts. I will still have reviews for you on every Friday and the new issue of the Companion should arrive soon, but I will unfortunately not be posting anything connected to Summer Under the Stars, and, as I will be having a very busy fall, I’m not sure when I will be able to catch up. But I love this site, and, trust me, I have big things planned for it just as soon as I finish school this winter.

So go out and watch some good stuff!

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in August

Please note: All times are Eastern. This schedule is subject to change. See the full listings here. To watch TCM online, check out their TCM Watch site.

Date & Time

1st, 6:00 AM Tiger Shark (1932)
Edward G. Robinson and Richard Arlen battle over Zita Johann.

1st, 7:30 AM Little Caesar (1930)

1st, 9:00 AM Five Star Final (1931)

3rd, 6:00 AM Going Hollywood (1933)

4th, 6:00 AM The Unholy Garden (1931)
A gentleman thief falls for the daughter of the man he’s trying to rob. Kicks off a day devoted to Fay Wray!

4th, 7:30 AM Ann Carver’s Profession (1933)
A female lawyer is torn between her career and her husband’s ego.

4th, 10:15 AM Doctor X (1932)

4th, 11:45 AM The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
An heiress trades places with a secretary to throw off fortune hunters.

4th, 1:15 PM Black Moon (1934)

4th, 2:30 PM Captain Thunder (1931)
A Mexican bandit kidnaps a wedding party.

4th, 5:15 PM Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

4th, 10:00 PM King Kong (1933)
Fay Wray kills an amorous giant gorilla.

5th, 1:45 AM Below the Sea (1933)

5th, 3:15 AM The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Spoiler alert: not foosball.

5th, 4:30 AM One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

7th, 10:00 AM Beast of the City (1932)
Part a day of Jean Harlow films! (Hint: avoid the post-Code ones (except Libeled Lady))

7th, 4:00 PM Dinner at Eight (1933)

7th, 8:00 PM Red Dust (1932)

7th, 9:30 PM Bombshell (1933)

8th, 2:45 AM Red-Headed Woman (1932)

11th, 6:00 AM 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
A criminal takes the wrap to protect a woman. The only pre-Code on Spencer Tracy day (probably because it’s the only one owned by Warner Bros…)

12th, 12:00 PM Delicious (1931)
Part of a day dedicated to Janet Gaynor! An immigrant falls for a dashing playboy engaged to another woman.

12th, 4:15 PM State Fair (1933)
Children of Iowa farmers find love with mixed results. Best Picture nominee.

12th, 6:15 PM Change of Heart (1934)
Two college sweethearts attempt to make it in the big city.

19th, 6:00 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Starts some pre-Codes capping a Ruby Keeler day!

19th, 8:00 PM 42nd Street (1933)

19th, 11:30 PM Footlight Parade (1933)

20th, 4:00 AM The Phynx (1970)
Okay, not a pre-Code, but you really have to see it to believe it.

23rd, 6:00 AM The Divorcee (1930)
Starts a day of Robert Montgomery movies. Can’t go wrong here…

23rd, 7:30 AM The Man in Possession (1931)
An out-of-luck heiress falls for the man appointed to dispose of her property.

23rd, 9:00 AM Faithless (1932)

23rd, 10:30 AM When Ladies Meet (1933)

23rd, 12:00 PM The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
A jewel thief tries to prove himself innocent of a string of murders.

24th, 12:30 AM Private Lives (1931)

24th, 6:00 AM Traveling Husbands (1931)
A wild party puts two married salesmen into trouble. Starts a day of Constance Cummings pictures! … Constance Cummings? Never would have expected that.

24th, 9:00 AM The Mind Reader (1933)

24th, 10:30 AM This Man is Mine (1934)
A woman fights to keep her husband from cheating.

24th, 3:30 PM The Big Timer (1931)
A female manager handles a boxer.

24th, 5:00 PM Attorney for the Defense (1932)
Edmund Lowe is a ruthless attorney who must make amends.

24th, 6:30 PM The Guilty Generation (1931)
Children of feuding gangsters fall in love.

24th, 8:00 PM Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.

24th, 9:45 PM Night After Night (1932)

24th, 11:15 PM American Madness (1932)
A banker fights to keep his independence. From Frank Capra.

25th, 2:15 AM Movie Crazy (1932)

25th, 4:15 AM The Criminal Code (1931)
Howard Hawks film about a convict stuck in a moral dilemma.

26th, 7:45 AM The Lost Patrol (1934)
Part of a Boris Karloff day!

26th, 10:15 AM The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

26th, 8:00 PM Frankenstein (1931)

26th, 11:00 PM The Mummy (1932)

27th, 12:30 PM The Black Cat (1934)

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