Pre-Code.Com Site News for January 2015

… I need to take longer vacations.

Upcoming Reviews in January

  • 5 – Big Business Girl
  • 9 – The Bishop Murder Case
  • 12- Kongo
  • 16- The Lady Refuses
  • 19- The Stranger’s Return
  • 23- The Gay Diplomat
  • 26- [February schedule]
  • 30- The Painted Veil

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in January

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, 8:00 PM Horse Feathers (1932)

6th, 6:15 AM The Devil to Pay (1930)
Kicks off a Loretta Young day! In this one, a spendthrift’s return shakes up his family.

6th, 7:30 AM Big Business Girl (1931)
Review coming soon!

6th, 8:45 AM Platinum Blonde (1931)

6th, 10:15 AM The Ruling Voice (1931)
A gangster goes soft when he meets his grown-up daughter.

6th, 11:45 AM Taxi! (1932)

6th, 1:00 PM They Call It Sin (1932)

6th, 2:15 PM Week-end Marriage (1932)
A woman goes to work to help her unemployed husband.

6th, 3:30 PM Employee’s Entrance (1933)

6th, 5:00 PM Heroes For Sale (1933)

7th, 7:00 AM The Sidewalks of New York (1931)

7th, 8:30 AM Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)
An Al Jolson/Frank Morgan film? Wow.

10th, 6:00 AM For The Defense (1930)

14th, 4:30 AM Hell’s Highway (1932)
A convict discovers his brother will soon join him behind bars.

21st, 6:00 AM The Mad Genius (1931)

21st, 7:30 AM Bright Lights (1931)

21st, 8:45 AM Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
A sharecroper fights for better working conditions, but he falls to the boss’ seductive daughter.

21st, 10:15 AM Female (1933)

22nd, 6:45 AM Trouble in Paradise (1932)

22nd, 8:15 AM They Call It Sin (1932)

22nd, 9:30 AM She Done Him Wrong (1933)

22nd, 10:45 AM Today We Live (1933)
A World War I love triangle drama with Joan Crawford and Gary Cooper.

22nd, 12:45 PM Goodbye Again (1933)

22nd, 2:00 PM This Man is Mine (1934)
A woman fights to keep her husband from cheating.

29th, 8:15 AM The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
Robert Montgomery stars as a gentleman thief trying to prove himself innocent of a string of murders.

31st, 8:00 PM Twentieth Century (1934)

31st, 8:00 PM Counsellor at Law (1933)
A lawyer struggles to deal with his troubles. Part of a John Barrymore night.

31st, 8:00 PM Topaze (1933)
A schoolteacher gets caught up in a crook’s schemes.

1st, 12:45 AM Svengali (1931)
A hypnotist falls in love with a girl who he turns into a great singer.

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) · December 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

I was flipping through the January Now Playing Guide a couple of weeks ago and I was literally drooling over the pre-Code screenings! Especially that one day devoted to Loretta Young! I better book that day off from work before I forget – eep!

    Danny · January 8, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I’m behind on my comments, but I hope you caught it. There was some good stuff there!

Elizabeth · January 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

Pauline Kael loved “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum.” “Al Jolson is in it, but he’s very good: he doesn’t get into black face or anything.”

    Danny · January 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Well, there’s hope at least. Thanks!

doug n · January 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

I get so much out of your reviews of films from this era Danny. Thanks for all the efforts.

    Danny · January 8, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Glad to hear it. Thanks for coming by!

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