Pre-Code.Com Site News for April 2015
Are you excited? I’m excited. Later this week I’ll make my way to the TCM Film Festival, as outlined here and here, where I will be posting daily updates. (Or I plan to, at least.) We’ll see how things go between sleeping on the plane, finding wifi, getting a phone that works, not being mugged in LA, etc. And, if I should die in doing my duty in reporting this festival, remember that I did it for all you wonderful people out there in the dark.
Also worth noting: I just got the email from Wallace that Taste the Blood of Monster Serial is now available for purchase! The book is a collection of essays about vampire films, and I have three essays in it: one on the pre-Code horror mash-up The Vampire Bat (33), one on the remake of Fright Night, and one covering the entire Twilight saga (which will probably not win me any popularity contests). Click the image below to check out the book on Amazon!
Next week the pre-Code blogathon will kick off next week. As compiled by the amazing and wonderful Karen, here’s all the entries and the dates assigned. Let us know ASAP in the comments if there’s any issue with the date or the links below. (Since Karen and I will both be very busy at TCMFF, we cannot accept any more entries past this. Thank you!)
Pre-Code Blogathon Dates & Articles
|Flapper Flickers and Silent Stanzas||Aline MacMahon|
|Mildred’s Fatburgers||Red-Headed Woman|
|Shroud of Thoughts||Island of Lost Souls|
|Once Upon a Screen||The Divorcee|
|Silent Locations||Lady Killer|
|Mike’s Take on the Movies||Tarzan and Tarzan the Ape Man|
|In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood||No Man of Her Own|
|This Girl Friday||Taxi and Picture Snatcher|
|Random Pictures||Woman in the Moon|
|The Stop Button||All Quiet on the Western Front|
|Phyllis Loves Classic Movies||Platinum Blonde|
|Pure Golden Classics||The Gay Divorcee|
|Horrible Imaginings||Podcast on Race Sensitivity in Film|
|Auxiliary Memory||Kay Francis|
|Journeys in Classic Film||The Most Dangerous Game
|Hitless Wonder||Five Star Final|
|Classic Movie Hub||Scarface|
|Author Melanie Surani||Lot in Sodom|
|Girls Do Film||The Divorcee|
|The Movie Rat||Blonde Venus|
|Second Sight Cinema||The Bitter Tea of General Yen|
|Second Sight Cinema||The Scarlet Empress|
|Second Sight Cinema||Shanghai Express|
|Margaret Perry||Jean Harlow|
|Man on the Flying Trapeze||Love Me Tonight|
|Watch Over Me Movies||Queen Christina|
|Shameless Pile of Stuff||Little Caesar|
|ilgiornodeglizombi||The Unholy Three|
|The Joy and Agony of Movies||The Marx Brothers Pre-Code Movies|
|The Wonderful World of Cinema||Murder!|
|Silver Screenings||The Intruder|
|Now Voyaging||Safe in Hell|
|Now Voyaging||The Strange Love of Molly Louvain|
|Outspoken and Freckled||I’m No Angel|
|Noirish||Passport to Hell|
|Mildred’s Fatburgers||Golddiggers of 1933|
|Movies Silently||The Monster Walks|
|Immortal Ephemera||Blood Money|
|Once Upon a Screen||Love is a Racket|
|Silent Locations||Public Enemy|
|Moon in Gemini||Imitation of Life|
|Caftan Woman||The Mask of Fu Manchu|
|Critica Retro||Story of Temple Drake|
|Movie Movie Blog Blog||Double Whoopee|
|Wolfian’s Classic Movie Digest||Barbara Stanwyck|
|Smitten Kitten||It Happened One Night|
|CineMaven’s: Essays from the Couch||Shanghai Express|
|Cinematic Frontier||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde|
|Back to Golden Days||Footlight Parade|
|Speakeasy||The Old Dark House|
|Outspoken and Freckled||Employees’ Entrance|
|Acidemic Film Journal||Waterloo Bridge|
|I See a Dark Theater||Baby Face|
|Island of Lost Films||Island of Lost Souls|
|A Person In the Dark||Call Her Savage|
|Queerly Different||The Sign of the Cross|
|Classic Reel Girl||Consolation Marriage|
|Silent Locations||Night Nurse|
|Prowler Needs a Jump||Freaks|
|The Cinematic Packrat||I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang|
|Sister Celluloid||Christopher Strong|
|Thrilling Days of Yesteryear||The Sin of Nora Moran|
|Vintage Cameo||pre-Code/post-Code Busby Berkeley|
|Movie Classics||Song of Songs|
|Spellbound by Movies||Trouble in Paradise|
|Random Pictures||Murder at the Vanities|
|Blog of the Darned||The Little Giant|
|Wide Screen World||Joan Blondell|
|Lets Misbehave||Let’s Misbehave|
|Stars Are Ageless||Merrily We Go to Hell|
|In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood||Rasputin and the Empress|
|Cary Grant Won’t Eat You||Jewel Robbery|
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in April
|Date & Time
|1st, 6:00 AM||The Tenderfoot (1932)
Oh god, it’s another Joe E. Brown morning. Good luck with that.
|1st, 7:15 AM||Son of a Sailor (1933)
Joe E. Brown makes that mouth noise.
|1st, 8:30 AM||Fireman, Save My Child (1932)|
|4th, 12:15 AM||Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Sweet jungle lovin’.
|5th, 4:00 AM||The Vampire Bat (1933)
Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill and Melvyn Douglas and Dwight Frye fight a vampire OR IS HE.
|6th, 6:45 AM||Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Walter Huston morning!
|6th, 8:30 AM||Kongo (1932)
|6th, 10 AM||Night Court (1932)
A corrupt judge attacks a reformer’s family.
|6th, 11:45 AM||Rain (1932)|
|6th, 1:30 PM||The Wet Parade (1932)
Jesus, don’t drink homemade booze.
|6th, 3:30 PM||Gabriel Over the White House (1933)|
|6th, 5:00 PM||Storm At Daybreak (1933)
Fictionalized account of the events leading up to the first World War.
|6th, 6:30 PM||Keep ‘Em Rolling (1934)
Haven’t seen it, but it sounds like a pre-Code version of War Horse.
|12th, 12:15 AM||Footlight Parade (1933)|
|13th, 8:00 PM||King Kong (1933)
A giant lizard attacks Tokyo.
|15th, 6:30 AM||Rasputin and the Empress (1932)|
|15th, 10:00 AM||Men Must Fight (1933)
Prophetic tale of a mother in 1940 trying to keep her son out of war. Part of a Diana Wynyard morning.
|19th, 10:00 PM||Baby Face (1933)|
|20th, 5:00 PM||She Done Him Wrong (1933)|
|20th, 6:15 PM||The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)|
|23rd, 7:30 PM||Of Human Bondage (1934)|
|23rd, 10:45 AM||Waterloo Bridge (1931)|
|23rd, 2:00 PM||Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)|
|25th, 7:30 AM||Son of Kong (1933)
Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when a giant lizard shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.
|25th, 10:45 PM||The Big House (1930)|
|26th, 12:30 AM||The Champ (1931)
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.
|26th, 8:00 AM||The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Eighth film in the ‘Private Life of Henry’ series, this one sees him suffer through five more disastrous marriages.
Questions? Comments? Are my jokes terrible? Or do you just want to bug me? Leave a comment below!