Sigh. I’m back in the real world now, still coming off the high of TCMFF. I have all of my coverage for this year (and previous years) over at this page, in case you wanted to catch up.

This month I should have a few more new-to-the-site Joan Crawford movies reviewed, as well a few other cosmetic updates I’m hoping for.

As for TCM, there’s a lot of great films on. They’re doing a spotlight on film series, and, uh, I should admit I’ve also been distracted as I’m trying to finish up the Maisie series (they’re all so weird). Filmstruck has starts off the monht with a Harlow showcase, followed by a series on newspaper films, and then Joan Crawford to finish it all off. Should be fun.

Just a friendly a reminder: if you want to support my site, you can become a Patron over at Patreon. I’m going to be sending out the Patron bonuses from the last month early next week– two weeks late, but I think you’ll like what you get. Cheers!

Pre-Codes Added to Filmstruck in May

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

May 4th:

May 11th:

May 25th:

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in May

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). See the full listings for the month here. If you subscribe to TCM via cable, you can watch TCM online via the TCM Watch site. If you don’t have cable, check out Sling TV, where (Americans) can watch TCM online or on their Roku for only $25/month. Plus you get HGTV and Food Network. That’s how I got my wife to okay it.

Date & Time

6th, 6:00 AM Grand Hotel (1932)

6th, 8:00 AM It Happened One Night (1934)

8th, 2:15 PM With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)
Cameras follow the intrepid admiral’s second expedition to the heart of Antarctica.

8th, 8:00 PM Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
He swings through the air with the greatest of ease.

8th, 10:00 PM Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Just him and his girl on the flying… vines.

10th, 8:00 PM The Blue Angel (1930)

10th, 10:00 PM The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Marlene Dietrich has some fun in Russia.

11th, 12:00 AM Shanghai Express (1932)

11th, 1:45 AM Morocco (1930)

11th, 3:30 AM Blonde Venus (1932)

11th, 1:30 PM Freaks (1932)

11th, 2:45 PM Fast Workers (1933)

13th, 6:00 AM So Big! (1932)

18th, 8:45 AM The Gay Diplomat (1931)

18th, 6:15 AM Mata Hari (1932)

20th, 6:00 AM The Merry Widow (1934)

21st, 7:30 AM Private Lives (1931)

21st, 9:00 AM But the Flesh is Weak (1932)
A widower and son set out to marry rich widows.

21st, 10:30 AM Made on Broadway (1933)
A public relations man tries to keep the mayor out of trouble.

21st, 11:45 AM When Ladies Meet (1933)

22nd, 6:00 AM Street Scene (1931)

22nd, 12:15 PM Going Hollywood (1933)

23rd, 8:00 AM The Thin Man (1934)

25th, 7:30 AM Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)

25th, 8:45 AM Queen Christina (1933)

25th, 12:00 PM Baby Face (1933)

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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.