Pre-Code.Com Site News for August 2017
Welcome to August, folks. It’s time for TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars, with 30 days dedicated to 30 different stars. You can check out the SUTS site here, though I’ll be honest with you guys: not the best month for pre-Code films. There are some rarities popping up: Franchot Tone and Ann Harding both have days dedicated to them. The days for Cagney, Rogers and Stanwyck are also showcasing a number of pre-Codes. There’s a good variety, though no stand-out days overall, sadly.
Uh, yeah. That’s about all I got. Watch some movies. Enjoy life.
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Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in August
Please note: All times listed here are Eastern Standard. This schedule is subject to change (like if someone dies or the world ends– you know how it is). See the full listings for the month here. If you subscribe to TCM via cable, you can watch TCM online via the TCM Watch site. If you don’t have cable, check out Sling TV, where (Americans) can watch TCM online or on their Roku for only $25/month. Plus you get HGTV and Food Network. That’s how I got my wife to okay it.
|8th, 6:00 AM
||Today We Live (1933)
An aristocratic English girl’s tangled love life creates havoc during World War I. Starts Franchot Tone day!
|11th, 6:00 AM
||The Tenderfoot (1932)
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play. Starts a day of Ginger Rogers!
|11th, 9:15 AM
||Chance at Heaven (1934)
A society girl steals a gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
|13th, 6:00 AM
||So Big (1932)
Starts a day of Barbara Stanwyck movies!
|21st, 9:00 AM
||The Conquerors (1932)
Newlyweds go West and build a banking empire. Part of a day of Ann Harding films!
|21st, 10:30 AM
||The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
A politician keeps two families.
|21st, 9:30 PM
||The Animal Kingdom (1932)
A publisher can’t choose between his wife and lover.
|26th, 6:00 AM
||Blonde Crazy (1931)
Starts a day of James Cagney films!
|29th, 7:30 AM
||Operator 13 (1934)
An actress playing a Union spy falls for a Confederate officer. Part of a day of Marion Davies movies!
|29th, 1:30 PM
||Five and Ten (1934)
A dime-store heiress elopes with a married man.
|29th, 3:15 PM
||Peg O’ My Heart (1933)
A spunky Irish girl inherits a British estate.
|29th, 5:00 PM
||The Floradora Girl (1930)
A chorus girl searches for romance.
|30th, 2:00 AM
||Blondie of the Follies (1932)
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
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