It’s February! Is anyone ever excited for February? No. I don’t think so. I mean, there’s discount chocolate. And a few good pre-Codes cropping up on TCM, too.

Anyway, watch some good movies this month, that’s my suggestion.

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Pre-Code Movies on TCM in February 2020

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).
  • Plot descriptions and casts lists below come from TCM. See the full listings for the month here.


Date & Time Film

8:30 AM

Morning Glory (1933)

A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.

Dir:  Lowell Sherman Cast:  Katharine Hepburn , Douglas Fairbanks , Adolphe Menjou .

BW- 74 mins, CC,

4:45 AM

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,

9:30 AM

When Ladies Meet (1933)

A female novelist doesn’t realize her new friend is the wife whose husband she’s trying to steal.

Dir:  Harry Beaumont Cast:  Ann Harding , Robert Montgomery , Myrna Loy .

BW- 85 mins, CC,

11:00 AM

Emma (1932)

A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.

Dir:  Clarence Brown Cast:  Marie Dressler , Richard Cromwell , Jean Hersholt .

BW- 72 mins, CC,

12:15 PM

Anna Christie (1930)

Eugene O’Neill’s classic about a romantic prostitute trying to run away from her past.

Dir:  Clarence Brown Cast:  Greta Garbo , Charles Bickford , George F. Marion .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

10:00 PM

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.

Dir:  Frank Borzage Cast:  Helen Hayes , Gary Cooper , Adolphe Menjou .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

11:45 PM

The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.

Dir:  Edgar Selwyn Cast:  Helen Hayes , Lewis Stone , Neil Hamilton .

BW- 75 mins, CC,

12:45 PM

The Front Page (1931)

A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.

Dir:  Lewis Milestone Cast:  Adolph Menjou , Pat O’Brien , Mary Brian .

BW- 101 mins, CC,

12:00 AM

One Way Passage (1932)

An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal.

Dir:  Tay Garnett Cast:  William Powell , Kay Francis , Aline MacMahon .

BW- 68 mins, CC,

12:30 PM

Five Star Final (1931)

An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Edward G. Robinson , Marian Marsh , H. B. Warner .

BW- 89 mins, CC,

2:15 PM

Little Caesar (1930)

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Dir:  Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Edward G. Robinson , Douglas Fairbanks , Glenda Farrell .

BW- 78 mins, CC,

4:00 PM

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he’s sentenced to hard labor.

Dir:  Mervyn Le Roy Cast:  Paul Muni , Glenda Farrell , Helen Vinson .

BW- 93 mins, CC,

12:15 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,

10:15 PM

One Hour With You (1932)

Both members of a married couple fight the temptation to stray.

Dir:  Ernst Lubitsch Cast:  Maurice Chevalier , Jeanette MacDonald , Genevieve Tobin .

BW- 78 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

The Green Goddess (1930)

A fanatical Indian potentate holds British settlers hostage.

Dir:  Alfred Green Cast:  George Arliss , H. B. Warner , Alice Joyce .

C- 73 mins, CC,

8:45 AM

Raffles (1930)

A distinguished British gentleman hides his true identity as a notorious jewel thief.

Dir:  Harry d’Abbadie D’Arrast Cast:  Ronald Colman , Kay Francis , Bramwell Fletcher .

BW- 71 mins, CC,

1:30 AM

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,

3:00 AM

Little Women (1933)

The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.

Dir:  George Cukor Cast:  Katharine Hepburn , Joan Bennett , Paul Lukas .

BW- 115 mins, CC,

6:00 AM

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,

12:00 PM

It Happened One Night (1934)

A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.

Dir:  Frank Capra Cast:  Clark Gable , Claudette Colbert , Walter Connolly .

BW- 105 mins, CC,

6:00 PM

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,

8:00 PM

The Divorcee (1930)

The double standard destroys a liberal couple’s marriage.

Dir:  Robert Z. Leonard Cast:  Norma Shearer , Chester Morris , Conrad Nagel .

BW- 82 mins, CC,

4:15 AM

The Guardsman (1931)

A jealous husband dons a disguise to test his wife’s fidelity.

Dir:  Sidney Franklin Cast:  Alfred Lunt , Lynn Fontanne , Roland Young .

BW- 82 mins, CC,

7:45 AM

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,

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