Pre-Code.Com Site News for February 2015

Well, I don’t know if anyone noticed this, but, despite what my schedule predicted at the beginning of January, I somehow managed to update the site three times a week. I’d tell you not to get used to it, but February is something special here. I’m declaring it to be “A Short Month of Shorts“, where I will be posting short reviews of short films throughout February. And by ‘throughout’, I do mean pretty much every day (there will be breaks for announcements and such). So be prepared to be annoyed by daily updates for the next four weeks!

Speaking of things happening within the next four weeks, it’s actually less than two weeks away from a screening of Night Nurse in Tokyo, which will be followed by me giving a lecture about pre-Code Hollywood. Come if you’re in Japan! I’ll understand if you’re not.

And much later than that is the Pre-Code Blogathon, coming up at the end of March. Still plenty of movies and stars available!

As for this month on TCM, it’s that month where they just show Oscar winners– it’s top heavy on pre-Code for sure, so it should give you plenty of time to catch up on your DVR. But that should just whet your appetite for the excitement happening at the end of March– the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival! And I’ll be there this year! It should be fun! Look out for more updates from me about it as time draws closer.

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in February

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, 12:30 AM All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

2nd, 3:00 AM Cimarron (1931)

2nd, 8:00 PM Little Women (1933)
Adaption of the famous book directed by George Cukor.

2nd, 10:00 PM 42nd Street (1933)
A Broadway show is produced with a young ingenue taking over for an injured star.

2nd, 11:45 PM The Public Enemy (1931)

3rd, 1:30 AM Grand Hotel (1932)

3rd, 3:30 AM Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

3rd, 5:30 AM The Champ (1931)
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.

4th, 12:45 AM The Thin Man (1934)

4th, 4:15 AM The Lost Patrol (1934)

5th, 6:00 AM Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

5th, 8:00 AM Star Witness (1931)
An old man who witnessed a crime is threatened by gangsters.

5th, 9:30 AM Little Caesar (1930)

5th, 11:00 AM Smart Money (1931)

20th, 8:30 AM The Big House (1930)

20th, 10:00 AM I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
A veteran faces inhuman conditions when he’s sentenced to hard labor.

21st, 7:45 AM She Done Him Wrong (1933)

24th, 5:00 PM Berkeley Square (1933)
A young American is transported back in time to the time of the American Revolution.

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.


Vanessa B (@callmeveebee) · January 29, 2015 at 2:50 am

Good luck on the lecture! And how cool that you get to see NIGHT NURSE on the big screen?!

    Danny · January 30, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I’m pretty excited about it! And nervous. But excited! We’ll see how it goes!

Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) · February 3, 2015 at 9:05 am

Break a leg on your big night!

Thanks for the heads-up. I wouldn’t want to miss “The Big House”.

    Danny · February 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I don’t blame you, it’s a fun one. 🙂

Tom Cunniffe · February 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

You ARE going to review “I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” sometime soon, right? Quite surprised that you haven’t got to that one yet.

    Danny · February 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    A review will come down the pipeline before the end of the year, I promise! Like with Gold Diggers of 33, there’s just so much out there that it’s intimidating to put pencil to paper.

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