Pre-Code.Com Site News for June 2017
Hey everyone! Holding on was again the name of the game for May. While I’m definitely sad I didn’t get to watch nearly as much Clark Gable as I wanted to, what I did catch wasn’t bad.
June has a few good showings on TCM, including Rafter Romance, a night of pre-Code horrors, and another evening dedicated to the gone-too-soon Louis Wolheim.
As for planned reviews, I’m excited to be participating in Raquel’s Summer Reading challenge, trying to hit more books that cover pre-Code Hollywood for the site. Speaking of books…
Patreon Bonuses for June
While I haven’t gotten to watch many movies lately– I did let my one-year-old watch a little bit of Animal Crackers because that’s just who I am– I have been devouring books this year. So for my Patreon bonus in June, I will be reading (out loud) Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man. Patrons paying more than $3 will get to hear the readings via YouTube. I think it’ll be fun. Or terrible! I’ve been practicing my William Powell, and it ain’t pretty.
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.
|1st, 6:00 AM
||Secrets of the French Police (1932)
Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized women baffle a French detective.
|1st, 7:15 AM
||Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
Three generations of vaudevillians fight for fame and success.
|1st, 8:00 PM
||Just a Gigolo (1931)
To escape gold diggers, a British lord pretends to be a gigolo.
|2nd, 9:00 AM
||Storm at Daybreak (1933)
Fictionalized account of the start of World War I.
|4th, 10:30 PM
||Bright Eyes (1934)
Shirley Temple flick.
|5th, 2:15 PM
||A Farewell to Arms (1932)
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
|9th, 12:00 PM
||The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a dog show.
|12th, 8:00 PM
||Viva Villa (1934)
Biography of the bandit chief.
|14th, 8:45 AM
||The Girl of the Port (1930)
A marooned showgirls helps a soldier face his fears.
|20th, 8:00 PM
||Gentleman’s Fate (1931)
A bootlegger falls apart when his wife leaves him.
|21st, 4:15 AM
||The Silver Horde (1930)
An Alaskan fisherman is dogged by a ruthless competitor and an ambitious dance hall girl.
|21st, 11:45 PM
A trapeze artist violates the code of the circus.
|26th, 4:30 AM
||The Circus Clown (1934)
A young man defies his father’s wishes and joins the circus.
|29th, 8:30 AM
||Make Me a Star (1932)
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
|29th, 10:15 AM
||Man Hunt (1933)
A teen detective tries to help a jewel thief’s daughter.
|29th, 11:30 AM
||No Marriage Ties (1932)
A newspaperman becomes a tycoon.
Questions? Comments? Or do you just want to bug me? Leave a comment below!