Pre-Code.Com Site News for September 2016

Well, I hope your August was good! You may have noticed that I added a few more reviews than expected– I’m just cool like that. In some ways. September will (mostly) be dedicated to exactly whom I wished I’d been able to cover a lot in August– Fay Wray.

Otherwise, thanks to Summer Under the Stars, I’ve been watching way too many Robert Montgomery, Angie Dickenson, and Brigette Bardot movies. I know, it’s a mixed bag.

TCM’s September schedule is a lot lighter on pre-Codes than Augusts, but there are some gems, as well as a few movies I’d never even heard of. Check ’em out!

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in September

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

3rd, 6:15 AM The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

4th, 12:30 PM Dracula (1930)

8th, 7:30 AM The Cuckoos (1930)
Two tramps turned fortune tellers try and solve a kidnapping.

8th, 2:00 PM I Like Your Nerve (1931)
A bookworm turns himself into a romantic adventurer. With Douglas Fairbanks and Loretta Young.

9th, 6:15 AM Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
A Broadway tunesmith uses woman as his inspiration.

9th, 7:45 AM Those Three French Girls (1930)
An Englishman’s efforts to save three young women from eviction land them all in jail.

13th, 10:15 AM The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

13th, 12:00 PM Imitation of Life (1934)

13th, 2:00 PM It Happened One Night (1934)

13th, 9:00 PM Sons of the Dessert (1933)
Two friends decide to attend a convention against their wife’s wishes.

13th, 11:00 PM Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

14th, 12:45 AM Elmer the Great (1933)

14th, 2:00 AM Movie Crazy (1932)

14th, 8:45 AM Beyond Victory (1932)
Four soldiers reflect on their reasons for enlisting.

15th, 6:30 AM Today We Live (1933)
An aristocratic English girl’s tangled love life creates havoc. With Joan Crawford and Gary Cooper.

15th, 1:00 PM A Farewell to Arms (1932)
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.

17th, 11:45 PM Twentieth Century (1934)

17th, 1:30 AM “Show Business” (1932)

21st, 6:15 AM Girl Missing (1933)
A new bride disappears the same night as a dead body pops up.

21st, 7:30 AM Hi, Nellie! (1934)

22nd, 10:15 PM The Secret Six (1931)

27th, 6:30 AM The King’s Vacation (1933)
A monarch thinks he can find a simpler life with his former wife.

30th, 7:00 AM Double Harness (1933)

30th, 8:15 AM Ann Vickers (1933)

30th, 9:45 AM Of Human Bondage (1934)

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.


Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) · August 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

My sister will be thrilled with the Wheeler and Woolsey flicks. Being more refined in nature, I will enjoy a spot of tea with my pal George Arliss.

So grand to have the line-up so conveniently laid out for the month. You are a boon to my life.

Vanessa (@callmeveebee) · August 31, 2016 at 12:53 am

DRACULA’S ON?! Sweet Jesus thank God it’s a Sunday and I’ll be home to watch 😀

Molly · August 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

To my mind you can never have too much Robert Montgomery so you did good. This month has a couple of my pre-Code favorites – Bitter Tea and Twentieth Century. I bet you Twentieth Century doesn’t surprise you 😉

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