Pre-Code.Com Site News for June 2016

If I’d planned ahead, I would have written some reviews for the TCM’s June Star of the Month, Marie Dressler. However, I did not plan ahead. In fact, I won’t be around the last two weeks of June (yes, yet another vacation), so I won’t even have a chance to catch the movies I’m missing when they air! Dammit all.

Anyway, Dressler is a treasure. Watch all of her films.

For the site this month, I’m doing pre-Code films of Myrna Loy and William Powell. Astute readers may have noticed that I’ve already covered both of their pre-Code team ups– The Thin Man and Manhattan Melodrama— so I will instead cover four films of Mr. Powell and four films of Ms. Loy. Plus or minus one, as things will work out.

Things are kind of tough at the moment, trying to keep up with my blogging, take care of the baby all day, and then kicking off another semester of graduate school. So if I don’t mention more details about the Companion or if the number of reviews that come up in July are low, please know it’s not because I want to be writing less. Things are just crazy right now.

And, plus, it’s summer. I’m headed to the pool.

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in June

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, 6:15 AM Rafter Romance (1933)
Two people fall in love without realizing they share the same apartment.

7th, 8:45 AM Jazz Heaven (1930)
A struggling song writer finds love at his boarding house.

7th, 10:00 AM One Night at Susie’s (1930)
A boarding house keeper’s gangster tenants step in to help when her son is framed for murder.

7th, 11:15 AM The Expert (1932)
An elderly man complicates his married son’s life when he moves in.

7th, Midnight The Gay Divorcee (1934)

12th, 8:30 AM Alexander Hamilton (1931)
Film version of the popular Broadway hit. Wait until you see George Arliss break it down!

13th, 6:00 AM The Crash (1932)
The stock market crashes. With Ruth Chatterton and George Brent.

13th, 7:00 AM The Lady of Scandal (1930)
A nobleman courts an actress. With Basil Rathbone and Ruth Chatterton.

13th, 8:30 AM Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)
A stenographer tries to save her boss from his girlfriend. With Constance Bennett and Basil Rathbone.

13th, 8:00 PM Anna Christie (1930)

13th, 9:45 PM Let Us Be Gay (1930)

13th, 11:15 PM The Girl Said No (1930)
Oh, it’s another William Haines talkie. …. yaaaay….

15th, 4:30 PM Picture Snatcher (1933)

16th, 2:00 AM Private Lives (1931)

16th, 5:45 AM The Front Page (1931)

17th, 2:45 PM The Big Gamble (1932)
A gambler fakes his death to pay off his debts.

17th, 4:00 PM The Son-Daughter (1932)
Young Asians in San Francisco find their love thwarted by clan warfare. With Helen Hayes and Ramon Novarro, and, hopefully, a few Asians.

17th, 5:30 PM Before Dawn (1933)
Detectives compete to solve murders at a mysterious house.

17th, 6:45 PM Mandalay (1934)

20th, 8:00 PM Min and Bill (1930)

20th, 9:15 PM Reducing (1931)
A beauty parlor manager brings in an old friend to help her out. Part of another night dedicated to Marie Dressler.

20th, 10:45 PM Politics (1930)
Two women take on small town racketeers.

21st, 12:15 AM One Romantic Night (1930)
A princess falls for her brother’s tutor. With Lillian Gish.

22nd, 7:00 AM Sinner’s Holiday (1930)

22nd, 8:15 AM The Millionaire (1931)

22nd, 9:45 AM The Crowd Roars (1932)

22nd, 11:15 AM Hard to Handle (1933)

22nd, 12:45 AM He Was Her Man (1934)

23rd, 12:45 PM Flying Down to Rio (1933)

27th, 8:00 PM Dinner At Eight (1933)

27th, 10:00 PM Tugboat Annie (1933)
A lady tugboat captain helps two lovers come together.

27th, 11:45 PM Emma (1932)
A housekeeper faces snobbery after she marries her boss.

28th, 1:15 AM Prosperity (1932)
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children’s marriage.

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

Categories: TCM Schedules


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.


Vanessa (@callmeveebee) · June 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm

I’m really looking forward to reading your Powell & Loy film reviews this month!

Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) · June 1, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Ha! Your synopsis for “Al Hamilton” made me spit out my morning coffee! I’ll be chuckling about that all month.

Ben Frey · June 2, 2016 at 10:25 am

I quoted your “Alexander Hamilton” synopsis on my “old Movies” Facebook group. It got A LOT of likes and chuckles.

Molly · June 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

I love that you take the time to do this. Thank you! I print it out and it helps me to remember to make the time to see certain flix. Enjoy the pool 🙂

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