Pre-Code.Com Site News for February 2017

Alright, first thing’s first. I mentioned offhand that some images were missing from the site. There’s a long story behind this, and it’s not worth going into, but somewhere around 90 reviews on the site from 2012 and earlier have lacked their images for the last month or two. Therefore, some of my spare time in the future– when it is available– will be re-reviewing a lot of older movies for the site. This will take a lot of time, and I will post you when the new reviews are posted. But just in case you’re browsing and come up with something that looks a bit ugly, it may be that way for a while.

I’m still in the process of moving– I’ll finally be in California at the end of February. In the meantime, I’m juggling a lot of things, so thanks for sticking around.

TCM is doing their 30 Days of Oscar celebration this year in alphabetical order, which I have little doubt in no small part can be attributed to the organizing powers of Microsoft Excel. The pre-Codes are pretty rare, as they usually are this month, but there’s still some classics worth catching if you can.

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in February

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.

Date & Time

7th, 1:00 PM The Divorcee (1930)

7th, 6:00 PM Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

8th, 10:15 PM 42nd Street (1933)

9th, 9:45 AM The Gay Divorcee (1934)

9th, 10:15 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

10th, 2:45 PM Grand Hotel (1932)

11th, 7:00 AM The Green Goddess (1930)
A fanatical Indian potentate holds British settlers hostage.

12th, 3:00 AM I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

13th, 10:45 AM Imitation of Life (1934)

15th, 4:45 AM Little Women (1933)

15th, 6:30 PM The Lost Patrol (1934)

17th, 7:00 AM The Merry Widow (1934)

17th, 5:00 PM Min and Bill (1930)

18th, 9:30 AM Morning Glory (1933)
A stage-struck girl is determined to make it on Broadway. With Katharine Hepburn.

18th, 4:30 PM The Music Box” (1932)

21st, 2:15 PM The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
An English monarch goes through six marriages. I assume that means it’s like What a Way to Go! but with Charles Laughton in the Shirley MacLaine role.

21st, 6:00 PM The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

22nd, 11:00 AM The Richest Girl in the World (1934)

26th, 8:00 PM The Thin Man (1934)

28th, 5:30 PM Trader Horn (1931)
An African trader and a white jungle goddess join forces.

Questions? Comments? Or do you just want to bug me? Leave a comment below!

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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.

1 Comment

Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) · February 2, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for sorting all that out for us. I find it very helpful. The pickings are slim, as is usual this time of year, but they are cherce.

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