Pre-Code.Com Site News for December

December is an exciting month, and I don’t just mean because I’m taking half of it off to sleep and drink sake. No, it’s exciting because that Thin Man project I mentioned all the way back in July is finally coming to fruition, and should be available from your friendly neighborhood in just a few weeks time. You’ll see a big announcement about it soon enough, and I hope all of the people who’ve mentioned in their interest in it will be pleased. (Also check the sidebar to catch a glimpse of the latest cover!)

As for the TCM Schedule, it’s unsurprisingly top heavy, with several Joan Crawford pictures, several Mae West and Cary Grant flicks, and even a couple of Warren William movies popping up all before the 3rd! There’s also a day filled with Edward G. Robinson pre-Codes (most of which I haven’t seen) on the 12th. Things peter out quickly, though, as TCM adjusts to be a bit more family friendly as the holiday approaches. The two quintessential pre-Code Christmas movies, Little Women and The Thin Man both get their bows around that time. So, hey, if you pick up the book, tune into TCM on the 20th and follow along!

Lastly, I’m trying a new format on the listings, basically just including the film’s title and date and time. This has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve managed my time poorly and I have to leave for vacation here in about twenty minutes. Tell me if you like it or not (or even care) in the comments below. I’ll get back to you in a week or so.

Upcoming Reviews in December

In what must come as a shocking twist, between the book’s release and vacation, there are only three scheduled reviews for the month. However, they’re all good ones (or so I think), and if a copy of Forbidden Hollywood Volume 8 arrives at my door, I won’t hold those reviews back any longer than I have to. So don’t fret!

  • 12/1 – The Maltese Falcon (1931)
  • 12/12 – Fog Over Frisco (1934)
  • 12/15 – Dames (1934)

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in December

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 Grand Hotel (1932)

1st, 8:00 AM Sadie McKee (1934)

1st, 8:00 PM This is the Night (1932)

1st, 9:30 PM She Done Him Wrong (1933)

1st, 10:45 PM I’m No Angel (1933)

2nd, 12:30 AM The Eagle and The Hawk (1933)

2nd, 2:00 AM Hot Saturday (1932)

2nd, 10:15 AM The Dark Horse (1932)

2nd, 11:45 AM Under Eighteen (1932)

2nd, 1:15 PM The Woman From Monte Carlo (1932)

3rd, 9:00 AM Scarface (1932)

8th, 10:00 AM Not So Dumb (1930)

12th, 7:30 AM The Widow From Chicago (1930)

12th, 8:45 AM Smart Money (1931)

12th, 10:15 AM Tiger Shark (1932)

12th, 11:45 AM I Loved A Woman (1933)

12th, 1:30 PM Dark Hazard (1934)

15th, 6:00 AM The Champ (1931)

16th, 1:00 PM Rafter Romance (1933)

20th, 8:00 PM The Thin Man (1934)

25th, 4:00 PM Little Women (1933)

30th, 2:15 PM King Kong (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.


Cliff Aliperti · November 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Schedule looks good to me, Danny — if we want more, the links are there. You want to say more, well, you’ve got that top area.

Book cover is looking AWESOME, seriously sweet!

PS: Warren-o-thon is for his December 2 birthday. He seems to have finally wrested the date from Julie Harris, once and for all. Well, I can hope.

    Danny · November 24, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah, Wallace and Melanie really knocked the cover out of the park. I’m pretty happy with it!

    I was thinking about adding descriptions to the movies I don’t have reviews for… but maybe next time, when I’m not running around so much…

    And I’m glad Warren’s carved out his own day. Well deserved, that’s for sure!

Vanessa B (@callmeveebee) · November 25, 2014 at 3:06 am

Eek! I’m loving that book cover! Props to the designer – it’s so fun and sleek!

The December TCM pre-code lineup looks fantastic, actually. Much better than the Nov ’14 one.

    Danny · December 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

    The first couple of days definitely get out some gems, but it peters out pretty quick. Oh well, we’ll always have September…

jakewithknives · November 26, 2014 at 1:04 am

Wow! What a great cover!

…and the TCM schedule (again) makes me wish I was a cable subscriber…

    Danny · December 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Me too. 🙁

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