Pre-Code Movies on TCM in January 2014 and Other Site News

January2014Pre-Code.Com Site News for January 2014

After a nice and relaxing December, it’s time to get back in the swing of things in January. This month on TCM is packed full of rare and strange pre-Code offerings, including a half day dedicated to director Charles Brabin and a day full of pre-Code Joan Crawford. There’s also repeat showings of It Happened One Night and Lady for a Day, which are the perfect movies for cold nights and warm fuzzy blankets in my opinion.

If I’m slow to respond to comments this month, that’s because I’m in the process of moving. Don’t be offended, I still like you. 🙂

Upcoming Reviews in January

  • We’ll have a couple of movies that have brief color segments in the new-to-1934 three strip Technicolor.
  • Some Fay Wray and some Ginger Rogers since I can’t seem to avoid them lately.
  • Two movies that are studios grabbing their comedic talent and just telling them to go for it– with very mixed results.

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in January

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 Film Link
2nd 7:45 AM The Call of the Flesh (1930)
A Latin lover fights for the heart of a beautiful convent girl.
n/a
2nd 9:30 AM The Great Meadow (1931)
Early American frontiersmen brave the mountains to settle Kentucky.
 n/a
2nd 11:00 AM Sporting Blood (1931)
A horse passes through a series of owners on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
 n/a
 2nd  12:30 PM New Morals for Old (1932)
The generation gap almost tears apart a New York society family.
 n/a
 2nd 2:00 PM Washington Masquerade (1932)
A widowed U.S. Senator finds himself embroiled in scandal when he remarries.
 n/a
 2nd  3:30 PM Day of Reckoning (1933)
A man’s nagging wife drives him to crime.
 n/a
 2nd 4:45 PM The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933)
A murder brings together a woman and the son she was forced to give up years earlier.
 n/a
2nd 6:15 AM Stage Mother (1933)
A young actress’s mother will sacrifice anything, even her daughter, for money.
 n/a
2nd 12:00 AM Our Blushing Brides (1930)
Three roommates try to land rich husbands.
 n/a
3rd 12:30 PM Montana Moon (1930)
A flapper weds a cowboy and has to adjust to life out West.
n/a
3rd 2:00 PM Paid (1930)
A young innocent plots revenge after being sent to prison unjustly.
 n/a
3rd 3:30 PM Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
A brother and sister risk their lives to expose the gangsters who ruined their family.
 n/a
3rd 5:00 PM Laughing Sinners (1931)
A Salvation Army preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.
 n/a
3rd 6:15 PM Possessed (1931)
A factory girl rises to the top as mistress of a tycoon, then falls in love.
 n/a
7th 7:00 AM Lady for a Day (1933)
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
My Review
7th 8:45 AM It Happened One Night (1934)
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
My Review
9th 6:15 AM The Florodora Girl (1930)
A turn-of-the-century chorus girl searches for romance.
 n/a
 9th 7:45 AM Everything’s Rosie (1931)
A carnival con artist tries to mend his ways when his adopted daughter gets engaged.
 n/a
 9th  9:00 AM Millie (1931)
A prostitute turns to murder to protect her teenage daughters honor.
 n/a
9th 8:00 PM Grand Hotel (1932)
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
My Review
 9th  10:00 PM Rain (1932)
A missionary tries to reform a streetwalker trapped on a Pacific island.
My Review
9th 11:45 PM Dancing Lady (1933)
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
 n/a
10th 1:30 AM Forsaking All Others (1934)
A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years.
 n/a
10th 3:00 AM This Modern Age (1931)
A child of divorce raises eyebrows when she goes to Paris to live with her estranged mother.
 n/a
10th 4:30 AM Today We Live (1933)
An aristocratic English girl’s tangled love life creates havoc during World War I.
 n/a
10th 6:30 AM Chained (1934)
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
 n/a
 10th  8:00 AM Sadie McKee (1934)
A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity.
 n/a
11th 10:30 AM The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
A feisty school teacher sets out to solve a murder in an aquarium.
 n/a
11th 8:00 PM It Happened One Night (1934)
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
My Review
12th 12:15 AM Lady for A Day (1933)
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
My Review
13th 6:00 AM Street of Women (1932)
A property developer is torn between his wife and his mistress.
 n/a
14th 7:30 AM Play Girl (1932)
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.
 n/a
14th 8:30 AM The Tenderfoot (1930)
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play.
 n/a
14th 9:45 AM Man Wanted (1932)
A female executive falls in love with her male secretary.
My Review
14th  11:00 AM Tugboat Annie (1933)
A lady tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.
 n/a
14th  12:30 PM The Nuisance (1933)
Love trips up an ambulance chasing lawyer.
 n/a
14th 2:00 PM Lazy River (1934)
Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring.
 n/a
16th 4:15 AM State’s Attorney (1932)
A district attorney’s arrogance almost costs him his career.
 n/a
18th 10:30 AM Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
A schoolteacher matches wits with a police detective when they both try to solve a pretty music teacher’s murder.
 n/a
18th 10:00 PM Faithless (1932)
A spoiled rich girl is wiped out by the Depression.
 n/a
21st 6:00 AM No Other Woman (1933)
A newly rich couple finds wealth drives them apart.
 n/a
22nd 6:00 AM What! No Beer? (1933)
When Prohibition ends, a barber tries to get in the liquor business only to come up against mobsters.
My Review
23rd 9:15 AM Hell Harbor (1930)
A pirate’s descendent tries to force his daughter into a marriage for money.
 n/a
23rd 10:45 AM Private Lives (1931)
A divorced couple rekindles the spark after landing in adjoining honeymoon suites with new mates.
My Review
23rd 12:15 PM A Soldier’s Plaything (1931)
A group of U.S. soldiers run riot through France after the end of World War I.
 n/a
23rd 1:15 PM Are You Listening? (1932)
A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.
 n/a
23rd 2:30 PM Emma (1932)
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
 n/a
23rd  3:45 PM Unashamed (1932)
A society girl’s brother goes on trial for killing her lover.
 n/a
23rd  5:15 PM The Painted Veil (1934)
A wife strays, then fights to redeem herself to her husband.
 n/a
30th 8:15
AM
The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a series of murders inspired by Mother Goose rhymes.
 n/a
30th  9:45 AM The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
 n/a
31st 9:30 AM Bachelor Apartment (1931)
An honest working girl falls for a skirt-chasing playboy.
 n/a

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Danny

Danny is a librarian who lives on the coast of California with his lovely wife, adorable daughter, and yappy dog. He blogs bi-weekly at pre-code.com, a website dedicated to Hollywood films from 1930 to 1934, and can be found on Twitter @PreCodeDotCom.

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