Pre-Code.Com Site News for November 2014

So, how are you guys liking the new site layout? There are minor tweaks happening here and there, so I hope you enjoy it. I’m working to update every page as quickly as I can, though I’m going to be on vacation for most of November. Gotta love the holidays.

Those of you curious about Thoughts on The Thin Man (as well you should be!), the estimated book publication date I have is currently December 5th. All the pieces are together and getting one final polish, and the book’s cover carefully being laid out by good ol’ Cousin Barnabas. You’ll hear from me before that on twitter with the final date, though.

TCM’s selection is pretty paltry for the month, but there’s a couple of nice gems showing up like Gold Dust Gertie and Arsene Lupin.

Either way, keep warm, and eat some good food!

Upcoming Reviews in November

  • 3 – Caught Plastered
  • 7 – Moonlight and Pretzels
  • 10- A Holy Terror
  • 14- Forsaking All Others
  • 17- Hell’s Angels
  • 21- The Girl From Missouri
  • 24- December schedule
  • 28- The Circus Queen Murder

Pre-Code Hollywood Movies on TCM in November

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, 6:45 AM Doctor X (1932)
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders.

3rd, 6:00 AM Little Caesar (1930)
A small-time hood shoots his way to the top.

3rd, 7:30 AM Ladies They Talk About (1933)
A lady bank robber goes to jail. Lillian Roth adores Joe E. Brown. blalhafksjladfljksadfjlfsjdfkjldj

5th, 6:00 AM The Sport Parade (1932)
College teams follow different paths after graduation. Kicks off a Joel McCrea day!

5th, 7:15 AM Bird of Paradise (1932)
An island visitor falls for a virgin sacrifice.

5th, 8:45 AM The Common Law (1932)
A kept woman gives up luxury to move in with a struggling artist.

5th, 10:15 AM Rockabye (1932)
A Broadway star tries to hold onto an adopted child and a younger man.

5th, 11:30 AM Bed of Roses (1933)
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks finds true love.

5th, 12:45 PM Chance at Heaven (1934)
A society girl steals a gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.

5th, 2:00 PM Gambling Lady (1934)
Two gamblers fall in love, but one is already married to a possible murderer.

5th, 4:30 PM The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
A big game hunter lures sailors to his island.

6th, 3:00 AM The Rise of Catherine The Great (1934)
Marriage to the heir to the Russian throne is far from a picnic for his lovely bride.

6th 5:00 AM Secrets of the French Police (1932)
Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized woman are solved by a French detective.

7th, 4:15 AM Ann Vickers (1933)
A social worker fights for reform, but is married to a crooked judge.

12th, 7:30 AM Stage Mother (1933)
A young actress’ mother will sacrifice anything for money.

14th, 6:00 AM The King’s Vacation (1933)
A monarch thinks he can find a simpler life with his former wife. With George Arliss.

14th, 7:15 AM Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)
A pile of crap.

15th, 1:45 AM Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
An impoverished girl masquerades as a hobo to run away with a group of boys.

18th, 11:30 AM Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
Business partners try to hide a gold-digging ex-wife from their current spouses. Winnie Lightner rocks in this one.

18th, 12:45 PM Alias the Doctor (1932)
It’s just fun to say. With Richard Barthelmess and not a lick of sense.

20th, 5:30 AM Whistling in the Dark (1933)
A mystery writer plots the perfect murder.

22nd, 12:00 PM King Kong (1933)
… it’s King Kong.

22nd, 8:00 PM The Champ (1931)
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.

22nd, 11:45 PM The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
Between this and that Rooster Cogburn sequel, the ‘Lady’ sure gets around.

23rd, 8:15 AM Berkeley Square (1933)
Leslie Howard time travel fantasy.

24th, 6:00 AM Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
Sleep in, it’s another Joe E. Brown day. I’m just going to skip all of these except the ones I’ve reviewed.

24th, 12:15 PM Sit Tight (1931)
Joe E. Brown wrestles.

24th, 1:45 PM Fireman, Save My Child (1932)
Joe E. Brown fights fires.

26th, 8:00 PM Arsene Lupin (1932)
Superb John Barrymore comedy about a gentleman thief.

28th, 11:30 PM It Happened One Night (1934)
Classic romantic comedy.

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 · October 31, 2014 at 3:04 am

Psyched for Moonlight and Pretzels, hoping it gets a big Like out of you!

    Danny · November 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Not to ruin it, but, yeah, totally. 🙂

Brittaney · October 31, 2014 at 4:40 am

I am loving the new site layout!

    Danny · November 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Awesome! Glad to hear it!

Vanessa B (@callmeveebee) · November 1, 2014 at 2:39 am

Dude. The site is looking FANTASTIC! Well done! I’m really digging the streamlined look x

    Danny · November 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Sweet, thanks Vanessa! The old site started feeling claustrophobic with all of the blackness, so I wanted something a little more peppy and colorful. Glad it’s working out!

Kevin Measimer · November 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

Thanks as always for your blog. Appreciate the reviews and the prcode on TCM lisitings. Peace.

    Danny · November 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for coming by!

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