Pre-Code.Com Site News for June 2016
If I’d planned ahead, I would have written some reviews for the TCM’s June Star of the Month, Marie Dressler. However, I did not plan ahead. In fact, I won’t be around the last two weeks of June (yes, yet another vacation), so I won’t even have a chance to catch the movies I’m missing when they air! Dammit all.
Anyway, Dressler is a treasure. Watch all of her films.
For the site this month, I’m doing pre-Code films of Myrna Loy and William Powell. Astute readers may have noticed that I’ve already covered both of their pre-Code team ups– The Thin Man and Manhattan Melodrama— so I will instead cover four films of Mr. Powell and four films of Ms. Loy. Plus or minus one, as things will work out.
Things are kind of tough at the moment, trying to keep up with my blogging, take care of the baby all day, and then kicking off another semester of graduate school. So if I don’t mention more details about the Companion or if the number of reviews that come up in July are low, please know it’s not because I want to be writing less. Things are just crazy right now.
And, plus, it’s summer. I’m headed to the pool.
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in June
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.
|7th, 6:15 AM
||Rafter Romance (1933)
Two people fall in love without realizing they share the same apartment.
|7th, 8:45 AM
||Jazz Heaven (1930)
A struggling song writer finds love at his boarding house.
|7th, 10:00 AM
||One Night at Susie’s (1930)
A boarding house keeper’s gangster tenants step in to help when her son is framed for murder.
|7th, 11:15 AM
||The Expert (1932)
An elderly man complicates his married son’s life when he moves in.
|12th, 8:30 AM
||Alexander Hamilton (1931)
Film version of the popular Broadway hit. Wait until you see George Arliss break it down!
|13th, 6:00 AM
||The Crash (1932)
The stock market crashes. With Ruth Chatterton and George Brent.
|13th, 7:00 AM
||The Lady of Scandal (1930)
A nobleman courts an actress. With Basil Rathbone and Ruth Chatterton.
|13th, 8:30 AM
||Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)
A stenographer tries to save her boss from his girlfriend. With Constance Bennett and Basil Rathbone.
|13th, 11:15 PM
||The Girl Said No (1930)
Oh, it’s another William Haines talkie. …. yaaaay….
|17th, 2:45 PM
||The Big Gamble (1932)
A gambler fakes his death to pay off his debts.
|17th, 4:00 PM
||The Son-Daughter (1932)
Young Asians in San Francisco find their love thwarted by clan warfare. With Helen Hayes and Ramon Novarro, and, hopefully, a few Asians.
|17th, 5:30 PM
||Before Dawn (1933)
Detectives compete to solve murders at a mysterious house.
|20th, 9:15 PM
A beauty parlor manager brings in an old friend to help her out. Part of another night dedicated to Marie Dressler.
|20th, 10:45 PM
Two women take on small town racketeers.
|21st, 12:15 AM
||One Romantic Night (1930)
A princess falls for her brother’s tutor. With Lillian Gish.
|27th, 10:00 PM
||Tugboat Annie (1933)
A lady tugboat captain helps two lovers come together.
|27th, 11:45 PM
A housekeeper faces snobbery after she marries her boss.
|28th, 1:15 AM
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children’s marriage.
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