Pre-Code.Com Site News for October 2017

It’s time to bust out the pumpkins and plastic ghosts! TCM this month has a line-up of almost all the great pre-Code horror films. (Sadly, no Murders in the Zoo or Murders in the Rue Morgue — it’s just a bad month for murders I guess.) However, the biggies– your Draculas and Frankensteins– are all near the beginning of the month, so keep your DVRs ready.

There’s also a number of Buster Keaton’s MGM works showing (The Passionate Plumber being the only one probably worth the time it takes to watch) and even a few respectable pre-Codes, like Grand Hotel and Morning Glory.

I’m trying to think of anything else interesting going on… uh, next month is more Wheeler & Woolsey reviews from me, as well as a few other oddball things that are definitely not stuff that’s just playing on TCM. I’m excited that Warner Archive is soon releasing She Had to Say Yes to DVD finally so I can check it out. My daughter has a cold. She just sneezed on me. And, uh, life is great.

Patreon Bonuses for October

After some soul searching, I changed the Patreon down to one tier for the time being. With a promotion possibly in the pipeline at work and most of my spare time spent trying to get a book together, my ability to manage rewards has gone out the window. I will still try to make monthly posts, and anyone who pledges $1 will automatically get to see them. Also, I’m still reviewing Freaks this month for Christina, I just, you know, need to be in the right frame of mind for it. 😉

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Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in October

Please note: All times listed here are Eastern Standard. This schedule is subject to change (like if someone dies or the world ends– you know how it is). See the full listings for the month here. If you subscribe to TCM via cable, you can watch TCM online via the TCM Watch site. If you don’t have cable, check out Sling TV, where (Americans) can watch TCM online or on their Roku for only $25/month. Plus you get HGTV and Food Network. That’s how I got my wife to okay it.

Date & Time

1st, 8:00 PM Dracula (1930)

2nd, 5:45 AM The Public Enemy (1931)

3rd, 8:00 PM Frankenstein (1931)

3rd, 11:00 PM The Mummy (1932)

4th, 2:00 AM Island of Lost Souls (1933)

4th, 3:30 AM The Black Cat (1934)

4th, 4:45 AM The Invisible Man (1933)

4th, 6:30 AM The Passionate Plumber (1932)

4th, 9:00 AM The Sidewalks of New York (1931)

4th, 12:00 PM Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)

4th, 1:45 PM Doughboys (1930)

7th, 6:15 AM The Woman From Monte Carlo (1932)
A ship’s captain learns his wife is cheating on him.

7th, 7:30 AM Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

8th, 7:15 AM Blind Adventure (1933)
An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.

12th, 6:00 PM Grand Hotel (1932)

15th, 6:00 AM The Girl from Missouri (1934)

16th, 8:00 PM Madam Satan (1930)

21st, 6:15 AM Lady for a Day (1933)

22nd, 7:00 AM Morning Glory (1933)
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.

26th, 3:00 AM Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

26th, 12:00 PM Scarlet Dawn (1932)
A Russian nobleman and his fiancee elope to live as peasants in Turkey.

31st, 8:00 PM The Old Dark House (1932)
A storm strands travelers in a house full of dangerous eccentrics.

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.


Joe Foster Ruiz · October 1, 2017 at 3:47 am

Wonderful! Alas, in the UK it will be 24/7 1950s cowboy movies as usual…jealous 🙂

Molly · October 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

Kind of a nice selection of pre-Codes this month. I’ve already set my dvr for at least a few of these in the first week. Will be looking at Whale’s work a little more intently. I like his style.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) · October 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm

OK. I’ll definitely watch Gabriel Over the White House this month. Both the hubby and, as I recall your review, say this is a jaw dropper.

A kid sneezing at you is never a good thing. Nonetheless, my special needs son with limited independent language skills picked up the habit of saying “bless you” after he sneezes. Mind you, only when he sneezes; no one else.

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