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.

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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

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, 8:45 AM The Half Naked Truth (1933)

1st, 10:15 AM The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

1st, 8:00 PM Just a Gigolo (1931)
To escape gold diggers, a British lord pretends to be a gigolo.

1st, 9:30 PM Waterloo Bridge (1931)

2nd, 3:30 AM Christopher Strong (1933)

2nd, 9:00 AM Storm at Daybreak (1933)
Fictionalized account of the start of World War I.

3rd, 4:15 PM Frankenstein (1931)

4th, 1:00 AM Union Depot (1932)

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.

6th, 2:15 PM Midnight Mary (1933)

6th, 8:00 PM The Black Cat (1934)

9th, 12:00 PM The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a dog show.

9th, 1:30 PM Fog Over Frisco (1934)

9th, 3:00 PM The Thin Man (1934)

10th, 6:00 AM Doctor X (1932)

12th, 8:00 PM Viva Villa (1934)
Biography of the bandit chief.

13th, 10:00 PM The Song of Songs (1933)

14th, 7:15 AM Bird of Paradise (1932)

14th, 8:45 AM The Girl of the Port (1930)
A marooned showgirls helps a soldier face his fears.

15th, 7:30 AM Private Detective 62 (1933)

15th, 8:45 AM Mata Hari (1932)

20th, 10:00 AM The Front Page (1930)

20th, 8:00 PM Gentleman’s Fate (1931)
A bootlegger falls apart when his wife leaves him.

20th, 11:30 PM Danger Lights (1931)

21st, 1:00 AM The Sin Ship (1931)

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 Freaks (1932)
A trapeze artist violates the code of the circus.

23rd, 11:30 AM Flying Down to Rio (1933)

26th, 4:30 AM The Circus Clown (1934)
A young man defies his father’s wishes and joins the circus.

27th, 8:00 AM What Price Hollywood? (1932)

28th, 11:45 AM White Zombie (1932)

28th, 1:00 PM The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

28th, 2:15 PM The Island of Lost Souls (1933)

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.

29th, 1:00 PM Rafter Romance (1933)

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.

1 Comment

Veebs · June 2, 2017 at 6:08 am

I love your description of Bright Eyes (“Shirley Temple flick”) lol

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