Pre-Code Movies on TCM in December 2014 and Other Site News

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!

6 Replies to “Pre-Code Movies on TCM in December 2014 and Other Site News”

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

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