Pre-Code.Com Site News for September 2015

I hope you all enjoyed Mae Clarke August– I definitely did, even if there were just as many hits as misses. September is a little different speed. No star of the month, but if you listened to the podcast I did with Smug Film back in April, these are the result– lots of reviews of the films of 1933, including a few new personal favorites.

The good news is that they’ve announced the dates for the TCM Film Festival in 2016– it’ll be April 29th through May 1st. I’m kind of SOL for going, as it’ll take a miracle– my sister is getting married two weeks later, and arranging to visit stateside twice in a month may be too much. But damn if I won’t try!

But as for the network itself, we’ve got some fairly random offerings this month, most of which I haven’t seen– and am definitely looking forward to. Enjoy!

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in September

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, 8:00 AM Billy the Kid (1930)
A town marshal struggles to capture a rebellious kid turned outlaw.

1st, 9:45 AM The Cheyenne Kid (1933)
An honest cowboy is mistaken for a bandit.

2nd, 6:30 AM Rockabye (1932)
A Broadway star tries to hold onto an adopted child. Part of what appears to be a ‘Worst Of George Cukor’ retrospective. With Connie Bennett.

2nd, 7:45 AM Our Betters (1933)
An American heiress marries into British nobility. With Connie Bennett.

4th, 3:15 PM Make Me a Star (1932)
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood. With Joan Blondell!

4th, 4:45 PM What Price Hollywood? (1932)
A Star is Born but with Connie Bennett.

4th, 6:30 PM Going Hollywood (1933)

9th, 9:30 AM College Coach (1933)
A William A. Wellman movie with Ann Dvorak?! … and it sucks?!?!?!

11th, 6:00 AM Central Park (1933)
Small town kids head to the big city and get mixed up with gangsters. With Joan Blondell.

11th, 7:00 AM The Man Who Played God (1932)
One of those George Arliss movies with Bette Davis that I always get mixed up about.

11th, 8:30 AM Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)
An Al Jolson movie! How can you resist?

20th, 6:00 AM The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

21st, 6:00 AM The Animal Kingdom (1932)
An intellectual publisher can’t choose between two others. With Ann Harding.

21st, 7:30 AM The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
A reporter pretends to be a murderer.

21st, 8:45 AM Westward Passage (1932)
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a novelist.

21st, 10:00 AM Young Bride (1932)
A newlywed realizes her husband is a nogoodnik. With Helen Twelvetrees.

21st, 11:30 AM Lucky Devils (1933)
Two stuntmen compete for a pretty extra.

21st, 12:45 PM Men of America (1933)
A modern rancher is suspected of a mob killing.

21st, 1:45 PM The Phantom of Crestwood (1933)
Five men must prove that they didn’t murder a blackmailer.

21st, 3:15 PM Meet the Baron (1933)

29th, 12:30 AM Five and Ten (1931)
A woman elopes with a married man.

29th, 2:15 AM A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.

29th, 3:30 AM Three Faces East (1930)
Connie Bennett is a spy.

29th, 4:45 AM Reducing (1931)
A beauty parlor and her old friend work together and create a disaster.

29th, 6:15 AM Consolation Marriage (1931)
Sounds complicated. Starts an Irene Dunne day!

29th, 7:45 AM Bachelor Apartment (1931)
An honest working girl falls for a skirt-chaser.

29th, 9:15 AM Ann Vickers (1933)
A social worker’s fight for reform is corrupted by the sexy love of a corrupt judge.

29th, 10:45 AM No Other Woman (1933)
A newly rich couple finds wealth drives them apart.

29th, 1:30 PM Stingaree (1934)
Richard Dix. Irene Dunne. Stinging things.

Questions? Comments? Or do you just want to bug me? Leave a comment below!

Categories: TCM Schedules


Danny is a writer who lives with his lovely wife, adorable children, and geriatric yet yappy dog. He blogs at, a website dedicated to Hollywood films from 1930 to 1934, and can be found on Twitter @PreCodeDotCom.


Cliff Aliperti · August 28, 2015 at 2:59 am

You will want to see YOUNG BRIDE – Helen is awesome, but Eric Linden is really amazing as the totally self-absorbed ass that she gets suckered into marrying. Good stuff from Arline Judge too, plus Polly Walters in a real part. Interesting, underrated title.

    Danny · September 1, 2015 at 5:59 am

    I’ll have to hunt it down. Thanks for the rec!

Walter · August 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm

…( presume you discuss the ” main ” TCM , the American one , here) ~ How about looking to see what Pre-Codes show up on the ” FXM Retro ” part of Fox Movie Channel , too , please ?

    Danny · September 1, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I’ll think about it. The major difference being that I don’t get FMC…

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman) · September 2, 2015 at 4:55 am

You are right – there is no resisting Al Jolson. “Hallejulah, I’m a Bum” is must-see stuff. I saw “The Barrets of Wimpole Street” for the first time recently and was very impressed with the script and performances. It may seem soon, but I look forward to catching it again.

Aaron · September 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

Pulling my hair out! A lady singing a song, sounds like an old jazz singer maybe. Bumper song over clips. This night was made for you and me, or something like that. HELP!

Dulcy · September 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Now that you’ve seen Young Bride I’m hoping it’ll rate a full Pre-Code review, given lines like “wanna bump hips or would you rather pull taffy?”!!

    Danny · January 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Uh, I actually missed it, and I can’t find a copy anywhere else. Sorry. >_<

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