Pre-Code.Com Site News for April 2017
Hey everyone. March ended up really rough; my talented sister, Katie, passed away very suddenly from cancer. She’d been diagnosed in late January, went to surgery in February, and passed last week. I don’t really want to go very much into it, but it’s hard, you know? My sister and I grew up watching The Adventures of Robin Hood, Calamity Jane and Singin’ in the Rain over and over and over again. I’m still processing everything, so if I miss a few updates in April, that’s all on me.
Showing on TCM this month are many of the usual suspects of pre-Code showings, but there’s also a day devoted to Frances Marion on the 20th and the 27th is devoted to classic pre-Code scuzball Ricardo Cortez.
Patreon Bonus for April
I announced back last week that I started a Patreon for the site. Every month, Patreons who pledge $3-a-month or more will get bonus content or sweepstakes. To kick off the Patreon, those above $3 who sign up before the festival will get both the pins that I’ve designed to hand out at this years TCM Film Festival sent in the mail. People who I see there will get the pins in person, though if you’re not a patron, you only get one!
For $10-a-month, you can sponsor a review once a month. If you’re one of those patrons, go ahead and email me
what you want to see– those will begin to drop in May.
Both of those tiers of patrons will also get my reporting and pictures from the TCM Film Fest, which starts on Tuesday, over at the Patreon feed. It should be fun.
And thank you, I really appreciate all the support!
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in April
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.
|5th, 3:30 AM
||Journal of a Crime (1934)
A mistress succumbs to amnesia.
|5th, 6:00 AM
Ann Harding drama about a woman who joins her husband at a Malaysian prison camp to discover he’s become an alcoholic.
|6th, 11:00 AM
||Night Court (1932)
A corrupt judge goes after a reformer.
|20th, 9:45 AM
||Blondie of the Follies (1932)
Two showgirls go from rags to riches.
|26th, 1:15 PM
||King Kong (1933)
|27th, 12:15 PM
A simple-minded wrestler falls for a woman with a dark secret.
|27th, 4:45 PM
||The Phantom of Crestwood (1933)
Five men prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.
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