Fuck everything.

If you need a good laugh, check out the number of pre-Code movies on Warner-owned HBO Max. I counted 11.

Anyway, here’s some movies.

Pre-Code Movies on TCM in June

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).
  • Plot descriptions and casts lists below come from TCM. See the full listings for the month here.
Date & Time Film

9:15 AM

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he’s sentenced to hard labor.

Dir:  Mervyn Le Roy Cast:  Paul Muni , Glenda Farrell , Helen Vinson .

BW- 93 mins, CC,

11:30 AM

The Animal Kingdom (1932)

An intellectual publisher can’t choose between his society wife and his free thinking former love.

Dir:  Edward H. Griffith Cast:  Ann Harding , Leslie Howard , Myrna Loy .

BW- 85 mins, CC,

8:00 PM

Monkey Business (1931)

Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.

Dir:  Norman McLeod Cast:  Groucho Marx , Harpo Marx , Chico Marx .

BW- 78 mins, CC,

9:30 PM

Horse Feathers (1932)

In an effort to beef up his school’s football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies.

Dir:  Norman McLeod Cast:  Groucho Marx , Harpo Marx , Chico Marx .

BW- 67 mins, CC,

10:45 PM

Animal Crackers (1930)

Three zanies try to recover a stolen painting during a madcap house party.

Dir:  Victor Heerman Cast:  Groucho Marx , Harpo Marx , Chico Marx .

BW- 97 mins, CC,

12:30 AM

Duck Soup (1933)

When he’s named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.

Dir:  Leo McCarey Cast:  Groucho Marx , Harpo Marx , Chico Marx .

BW- 69 mins, CC,

8:15 AM

Lady For A Day (1933)

A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.

Dir:  Frank Capra Cast:  Warren William , May Robson , Guy Kibbee .

BW- 96 mins, CC,

10:00 PM

Man of the World (1931)

Dir:  Richard Wallace Cast:  William Powell , Carole Lombard , Wynne Gibson .

BW- 71 mins,

7:30 AM

Stepping Out (1931)

After catching their husbands with other women, two wives go on a girls-only vacation.

Dir:  Charles F. Riesner Cast:  Charlotte Greenwood , Leila Hyams , Reginald Denny .

BW- 73 mins, CC,

10:15 AM

Three on a Match (1932)

A woman’s childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Virginia Davis , Joan Blondell , Dawn O’Day .

BW- 63 mins, CC,

11:30 AM

When Ladies Meet (1933)

A female novelist doesn’t realize her new friend is the wife whose husband she’s trying to steal.

Dir:  Harry Beaumont Cast:  Ann Harding , Robert Montgomery , Myrna Loy .

BW- 85 mins, CC,

1:00 PM

Politics (1931)

Two women take on small-town racketeers.

Dir:  Charles F. Riesner Cast:  Marie Dressler , Polly Moran , Rosco Ates .

BW- 73 mins, CC,

2:15 PM

Ann Vickers (1933)

A social worker’s fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.

Dir:  John Cromwell Cast:  Irene Dunne , Walter Huston , Conrad Nagel .

BW- 76 mins, CC,

8:00 PM

Our Betters (1933)

An American heiress marries into the British nobility.

Dir:  George Cukor Cast:  Constance Bennett , Violet Kemble-Cooper , Phoebe Foster .

BW- 83 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

Footlight Parade (1933)

A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.

Dir:  Lloyd Bacon Cast:  James Cagney , Joan Blondell , Ruby Keeler .

BW- 103 mins, CC,

10:15 AM

Queen Christina (1934)

Romantic tale of the 17th-century Swedish queen and her romance with a Spanish diplomat.

Dir:  Rouben Mamoulian Cast:  Greta Garbo , John Gilbert , Ian Keith .

BW- 99 mins, CC,

8:00 PM

Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)

A British lord raised by apes kidnaps a beautiful noblewoman exploring Africa with her father.

Dir:  W. S. Van Dyke Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Neil Hamilton , C. Aubrey Smith .

BW- 100 mins, CC,

3:45 AM

You Said A Mouthful (1932)

To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.

Dir:  Lloyd Bacon Cast:  Joe E. Brown , Ginger Rogers , Preston S. Foster .

BW- 70 mins, CC,

5:00 AM

Tarzan And His Mate (1934)

The jungle king fights to protect his wife from a greedy ivory hunter.

Dir:  Cedric Gibbons Cast:  Johnny Weissmuller , Maureen O’Sullivan , Neil Hamilton .

BW- 104 mins, CC,

12:30 PM

The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

A struggling composer courts a singing star.

Dir:  William K. Howard Cast:  Ramon Novarro , Jeanette MacDonald , Frank Morgan .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

4:15 PM

Little Women (1933)

The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.

Dir:  George Cukor Cast:  Katharine Hepburn , Joan Bennett , Paul Lukas .

BW- 115 mins, CC,

5:30 PM

The Telegraph Trail (1933)

An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory.

Dir:  Tenny Wright Cast:  John Wayne , Duke , Frank McHugh .

BW- 54 mins, CC,

12:00 PM

King Kong (1933)

A film crew discovers the “eighth wonder of the world,” a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

Dir:  Merian C. Cooper Cast:  Fay Wray , Robert Armstrong , Bruce Cabot .

BW- 104 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

42nd Street (1933)

The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.

Dir:  Lloyd Bacon Cast:  Warner Baxter , Bebe Daniels , George Brent .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

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

1 Comment

Caveat Lector 🏳️‍🌈 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 ⚛️ (@RichUSUK) · June 1, 2020 at 7:02 am

thanks for this monthly list, as always

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