Hey everyone! So I’m sorry for the slow pace around here. I had another vacation in May (am I complaining about that? I hope not), it’s summer reading kick-off time which means I’m doing fifty things at once, and I think I’m suffering from some light depression. If that’s a thing.

But that’s okay! June looks like a great month to sit back and watch some pre-Code movies. Well, not me. Again, summer reading, and I’m picking up extra hours at my second job. And my daughter is potty training. Right now I’m falling asleep to decades old-Britcoms at 9 PM most nights.

Which is immaterial here! The good news is that June’s star of the month on TCM is Leslie Howard, who has been in a good number of pre-Codes I haven’t seen. It also means that TCM is showing Berkeley Square again; they were showing it once a month there for a while, and, honestly, I began to miss it popping up on the schedule.

Filmstruck, meanwhile, has a number of excellent drops– if Queen Christina isn’t their TCM Select for the week, they’re nuts. I’m also happy to blanket assume who the star of the week will be at the end of June; I’m pretty sure you can figure it out, too.

This month’s cover image comes from the always-great Doctor Macro. Swing by and gaze at the multitudes of splendor contained therein!

Lastly, just a friendly a reminder: if you want to support my site, you can become a Patron over at Patreon. Cheers!

Pre-Codes to be Added to Filmstruck in June 2018

Please note: movies on Filmstruck rotate on and off the service, so their availability may be limited.

15th Anna Christie (1930)
15th Mata Hari (1931)
15th The Champ (1931)
15th Queen Christina (1933)
29th The Public Enemy (1931)
29th Blonde Crazy (1931)
29th Picture Snatcher (1933)
29th The Mayor of Hell (1933)
29th Lady Killer (1933)
29th Jimmy The Gent (1934)

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).
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Date & Time Film

9:00 AM

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

An invalid poetess defies her father’s wishes to marry a dashing young poet.

Dir:  Sidney Franklin
Cast:  Norma Shearer ,
Fredric March , Charles Laughton .

BW- 110 mins, CC,

11:00 AM

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of a scientist who unleashes the beast within.

Dir:  Rouben Mamoulian
Cast:  Fredric March , Miriam Hopkins , Rose Hobart .

BW- 96 mins, CC

6:00 AM

Dinner at Eight (1933)

A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.

Dir:  George Cukor
Cast:  Marie Dressler ,
John Barrymore , Wallace Beery .

BW- 111 mins, CC,

8:00 AM

Scarlet River (1933)

During location shooting, a movie cowboy is called upon to act like the real thing.

Dir:  Otto Brower
Cast:  Tom Keene ,
Dorothy Wilson , Creighton Chaney .

BW- 54 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

Going Hollywood (1933)

A girl poses as a French maid to catch a singing star.

Dir:  Raoul Walsh
Cast:  Marion Davies ,
Bing Crosby , Fifi D’Orsay .

BW- 78 mins, CC,

7:30 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,

9:30 AM

Dames (1934)

A reformer’s daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.

Dir:  Ray Enright
Cast:  Joan Blondell ,
Dick Powell , Ruby Keeler .

BW- 91 mins, CC

10:00 PM

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

11:45 PM

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy
Cast:  Warren William ,
Joan Blondell , Aline MacMahon.

BW- 98 mins, CC

6:00 AM

The Merry Widow (1934)

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Dir:  Ernst Lubitsch
Cast:  Maurice Chevalier ,
Jeanette MacDonald , Edward Everett Horton .

BW- 99 mins, CC

2:00 PM

The Gay Divorcee (1934)

An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.

Dir:  Mark Sandrich
Cast:  Fred Astaire ,
Ginger Rogers , Alice Brady .

BW- 105 mins, CC,

1:15 PM

Grand Hotel (1932)

Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.

Dir:  Edmund Goulding
Cast:  Greta Garbo , John Barrymore , Joan Crawford .

BW- 113 mins, CC,

3:30 AM

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

On a remote island, a mad scientist turns wild animals into human monsters.

Dir:  Erle C. Kenton
Cast:  Charles Laughton ,
Richard Arlen , Leila Hyams .

BW- 70 mins, CC,

8:00 AM

The Saddle Buster (1932)

A rodeo rider can’t face the game after he’s almost killed by a wild bronco.

Dir:  Fred Allen
Cast:  Tom Keene ,
Helen Foster , Marie Quillan .

BW- 59 mins,

6:30 PM

Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)

A young lawyer’s society romance suffers when he’s appointed guardian of a South Seas beauty.

Dir:  W. S. Van Dyke
Cast:  Leslie Howard ,
Conchita Montenegro , C. Aubrey Smith .

BW- 80 mins, CC,

9:45 PM

Of Human Bondage (1934)

A medical student falls prey to a sluttish waitress.

Dir:  John Cromwell
Cast:  Leslie Howard ,
Bette Davis , Frances Dee .

BW- 83 mins, CC,

3:15 AM

A Free Soul (1931)

A hard-drinking lawyer’s daughter falls for one of his underworld clients.

Dir:  Clarence Brown
Cast:  Norma Shearer , Leslie Howard , Lionel Barrymore .

BW- 94 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

A Notorious Affair (1930)

A beautiful noblewoman gives up wealth and society for love of a two-timing musician.

Dir:  Lloyd Bacon
Cast:  Billie Dove ,
Basil Rathbone , Kay Francis .

BW- 67 mins, CC,

8:00 AM

Freighters of Destiny (1932)

A young man seeks vengeance on the outlaws who killed his father.

Dir:  Fred Allen
Cast:  Tom Keene ,
Barbara Kent , Mitchell Harris .

BW- 58 mins,

6:30 PM

Devotion (1931)

The dutiful daughter of a London family falls for a barrister and works her way into his family.

Dir:  Robert Milton
Cast:  Ann Harding , Leslie Howard , Robert Williams .

BW- 81 mins,

8:00 PM

Berkeley Square (1933)

A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors.

Dir:  Frank Lloyd
Cast:  Leslie Howard ,
Heather Angel , Valerie Taylor .

BW- 88 mins, CC,

9:30 PM

Secrets (1933)

A New England society girl braves the West to help her husband build his fortune.

Dir:  Frank Borzage
Cast:  Mary Pickford , Leslie Howard , C. Aubrey Smith .

BW- 84 mins, CC,

11:15 PM

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,

2:30 AM

Smilin’ Through (1932)

A young woman falls in love with the son of an old family enemy.

Dir:  Sidney Franklin
Cast:  Norma Shearer ,
Fredric March , Leslie Howard .

BW- 98 mins, CC,

8:00 AM

Come on Danger! (1932)

A woman turns outlaw to save her ranch.

Dir:  Robert Hill
Cast:  Tom Keene ,
Julie Haydon , Rosco Ates .

BW- 54 mins,

6:30 PM

Outward Bound (1930)

Passengers on a fog-shrouded ship learn that they are lost souls on the way to heaven or hell.

Dir:  Robert Milton
Cast:  Leslie Howard ,
Douglas Fairbanks , Helen Chandler .

BW- 83 mins,

12:30 AM

Captured! (1933)

While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife’s lover.

Dir:  Roy Del Ruth
Cast:  Leslie Howard , Douglas Fairbanks , Paul Lukas .

BW- 69 mins,

3:30 AM

Five And Ten (1931)

A dime-store heiress elopes with a married man.

Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard
Cast:  Marion Davies ,
Leslie Howard , Richard Bennett .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

8:00 AM

Beyond the Rockies (1932)

A noted gunman takes a job on a cattle ranch to stop a band of rustlers.

Dir:  Fred Allen
Cast:  Tom Keene ,
Rochelle Hudson , Marie Wells .

BW- 54 mins,

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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.


Haidee · June 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

Would you be able to list your “not-to-miss” films streaming on Filmstruck? Just one or two?
I still really enjoy this site. I’m sorry for the bit of depression. ANY depression is a bummer.

Randy W. Williamson · June 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm

Who is the young lady pictured on the header page of this website with Leslie Howard, and what movie is it from?

    Danny · June 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Five and Ten is the movie, and that’s Marion Davies. 🙂

Veebs (@callmeveebee) · June 4, 2018 at 8:41 am

You had me at “Britcoms” <3 Which ones have you been watching?

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