Pre-Code.Com Site News for May 2015
- June will be reader request month!
Please leave a comment below with your suggestions for movies I should hit. I have 8 slots, and it’s first come, first serve. There may be a few I defer– no Gold Diggers of 33 because that’ll take forever to write, and a few movies I know are coming to DVD with better transfers– but otherwise suggest away. If you need an idea, check out the list of pre-Code movies. Here’s June’s schedule, thanks to readers like you:
6/1 – Queen Christina
6/5 – The Barbarian
6/8 – Moulin Rouge
6/12- 24 Hours
6/15- Sing and Like It
6/19- Love Me Tonight
6/22- Strange Love of Molly Louvain
6/26- I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in May
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.
|1st, 6:45 AM
||The Office Wife (1930)
A gold-digging secretary sets out to lure her boss from his straying wife. Kicks off a day of movies about secretaries.
|1st, 10:15 AM
||She Had to Say Yes (1933)
A secretary pads her salary by dating prospective buyers for her company
|2nd, 10:00 PM
||Queen Christina (1933)
Romantic tale of the 17th-century Swedish queen and her romance with a Spanish diplomat.
|5th, 6:00 AM
||One Man’s Journey (1933)
Father and son doctors disagree over the son’s materialistic goals. With Lionel Barrymore.
|5th, 7:15 AM
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
|6th, 9:00 AM
||Life Begins (1932)
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients’, doctors’ and nurses’ personal problems.
|6th, 3:45 PM
||Registered Nurse (1934)
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
|12th, 6:15 AM
||Morning Glory (1933)
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway. Katharine Hepburn day!
|12th, 7:30 AM
A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city.
|13th, 4:45 AM
||One Way Passage (1932)
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal. With Kay Francis and William Powell.
|17th, 10:15 PM
||The Blue Angel (1930)
A stodgy professor falls from grace when he’s seduced by a nightclub singer.
|19th, 6:00 AM
||Passion Flower (1930)
A society woman courts heartache when she falls in love with her chauffeur. With Kay Francis.
|22nd, 6:15 AM
||Friends and Lovers (1931)
A society woman and her husband blackmail the men who flirt with her.
|26th, 6:15 AM
||God’s Gift to Women (1931)
A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman. With Frank Fay and Joan Blondell
|28th, 9:00 AM
||The Runaway Bride (1930)
A criminal gang goes after the jewels their dying leader stashed in a woman’s handbag. With Mary Astor.
|28th, 12:00 PM
||What Price Hollywood? (1932)
A drunken director whose career is fading helps a waitress become a Hollywood star. With Constance Bennett.
|28th, 3:15 PM
||Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
|28th, 8:00 PM
||Berkeley Square (1933)
TCM’s monthly showing of this film. No idea why.
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