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.

You can join my Patreon by clicking here.

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.

Date & Time

2nd, 9:30 AM The Sin Ship (1931)
A ship’s captain protects a female passenger from his crew.

2nd, 8:00 PM It Happened One Night (1934)

2nd, 10:00 PM No Man of Her Own (1932)

3rd, 3:00 AM A Free Soul (1931)

3rd, 5:00 AM Night Nurse (1931)

3rd, 6:30 AM The Finger Points (1931)

3rd, 8:00 AM Sporting Blood (1931)

3rd, 9:30 AM Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (1932)

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, 2:30 PM Strange Interlude (1932)

3rd, 4:30 PM Night Flight (1933)

3rd, 6:00 PM The White Sister (1933)
A noblewoman becomes a nun.

4th, 12:45 PM Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

4th, 2:30 PM Dames (1934)

4th, 4:15 PM Footlight Parade (1933)

4th, 6:15 PM 42nd Street (1933)

4th, 11:15 PM King Kong (1933)
Monkey business.

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 Possessed (1931)
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 Chained (1934)
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a rancher.

10th, 4:15 AM Laughing Sinners (1931)
A preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.

10th, 5:45 AM Forsaking All Others (1934)

12th, 10:15 AM Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

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, 11:30 AM Union Depot (1932)

15th, 12:45 PM The Narrow Corner (1933)
A man on the run tries to escape fate in the Pacific.

16th, 11:00 PM Red Dust (1932)

17th, 12:45 AM Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

17th, 2:30 AM Hold Your Man (1933)

17th, 8:00 AM Men in White (1934)

17th, 9:30 AM The Secret Six (1931)

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.

18th, 2:45 AM Of Human Bondage (1934)

18th, 4:15 AM Finishing School (1934)

18th, 5:45 AM Love is a Racket (1932)

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 War Nurse (1930)

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!

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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.


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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