Pre-Code.Com Site News for May 2017
Things are going alright here. I managed, within a very short amount of time, to pick up not one but two part time librarian jobs. Yay! Money! Sweet money I can send straight to Warner Archive!
Since I’m still trying to find childcare, things are touch and go with the site. I’m hoping once I get more-regular care for my kid, I’ll be able to sit down and really revise a few areas that need some gardening, as well as reinvest time in a few old reviews.
TCM this month is a bounty of riches, thanks in no small part to Clark Gable being the Star of the Month. Every single one of his pre-Code films is being shown this month, which is amazing. There’s also an evening of Busby Berkeley musicals, some Doug Fairbanks Jr., plus a few showings on Memorial Day weekend. Get your DVRs ready to go!
Patreon Bonus for May
Big news — Starting this month, if you’re a Patron of my Patreon, you will get videos of me drinking that TCM Wine Club wine you hear about all the time and talking about it– at least two videos this month. I hope they don’t suck.
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in May
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.
|2nd, 9:30 AM
||The Sin Ship (1931)
A ship’s captain protects a female passenger from his crew.
|3rd, 11:00 AM
||Hell Divers (1932)
Two naval officers have an intense rivalry.
|3rd, 1:00 PM
||Polly of the Circus (1932)
A small-town minister falls for a trapeze artist.
|3rd, 6:00 PM
||The White Sister (1933)
A noblewoman becomes a nun.
|4th, 2:30 PM
|4th, 11:15 PM
||King Kong (1933)
|5th, 6:00 PM
||Viva Villa! (1934)
Biography of Pancho Villa.
|6th, 8:30 AM
||Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
The jungle kind protects his wife from a hunter.
|9th, 8:00 PM
A factory girl becomes a tycoon’s mistress.
|9th, 11:30 PM
||Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
A brother and sister risk their lives to expose gangsters who ruined their family.
|10th, 1:00 AM
||Dancing Lady (1933)
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her manager.
|10th, 2:45 AM
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a rancher.
|10th, 4:15 AM
||Laughing Sinners (1931)
A preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.
|15th, 8:45 AM
||The Road to Singapore (1931)
A woman’s life falls to pieces when she’s caught cheating on her husband.
|15th, 10:00 AM
||It’s Tough to Be Famous (1932)
Fame complicates a hero’s private life.
|15th, 12:45 PM
||The Narrow Corner (1933)
A man on the run tries to escape fate in the Pacific.
|17th, 3:15 PM
||The Cuckoos (1930)
Two tramps try to solve a kidnapping.
|17th, 9:30 PM
||An American Tragedy (1931)
A factory worker’s romance with a beautiful heiress is complicated by an earlier fate.
|22nd, 6:00 AM
||Westward Passage (1932)
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a poor novelist.
|24th, 6:45 AM
||The Painted Desert (1931)
A cowboy and his girlfriend try to settle a feud between their fathers.
|26th, 8:30 AM
||Men Must Fight (1933)
Prophetic tale of a mother trying to keep her son out of a second World War.
|29th, 4:15 AM
||Ace of Aces (1933)
A sculptor travels to France to help fight World War I.
|30th, 6:15 AM
||Tiger Shark (1932)
A tuna fisherman marries a woman in love with another man.
|31st, 3:15 PM
||Two Alone (1934)
An orphan sent to work at a farm gets herself pregnant.
Questions? Comments? Or do you just want to bug me? Leave a comment below!
Jim Stevens · April 30, 2017 at 7:28 am
Congratulations on your jobs. I’ve been looking for a library job–page, circulation desk, anything–to supplement my income, but the offered schedules don’t work around my shitty-paying, full time, work from home, stress-inducing call center job. Such is life. Give me a library job any day.
Veebs · May 1, 2017 at 7:45 am
This month on TCM is going to be UNREAL!
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