Pre-Code Movies

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1. Ships of Hate (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A cruel sea captain (Charles Middleton) oversees a rough crew.

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Dorothy Sebastian, Charles Middleton, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 9

2. Dugan of the Badlands (1931)

Passed | 56 min | Western

The first of the series known as (and called such by Monogram) the "Bill 'n Andy" series with western star Bill Cody and a young Andy Shuford. Not a series in the usual sense as neither ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Blanche Mehaffey, Ethan Laidlaw

3. Partners of the Trail (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Western

A playboy travels west after having killed his wife's lover. By chance, he happens to run into the man who has been falsely accused of the crime, who is himself on the run.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Tom Tyler, Betty Mack, Lafe McKee, Reginald Sheffield

4. Mother and Son (1931)

60 min | Drama

A woman loses all her money in the 1929 stock market crash, and in order to support her family, goes back to her previous occupation--owner of a gambling house--which her son is dead set against.

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Bruce Kimball Warren, John Elliott, Mildred Golden

Votes: 11

5. The Montana Kid (1931)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A cowboy whose friend has been swindled out of his ranch and then murdered must take care of the man's son, then he goes after the killers.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Doris Hill, William L. Thorne

Votes: 38

6. The Man from Death Valley (1931)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Dave and Hank ride out of Death Valley, heading for the town of Mesa, but stop to rest in Alkali Springs, twenty miles from Mesa. Walking along the saloon porch, they overhear through an ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Nosler | Stars: Tom Tyler, Betty Mack, John Oscar, Si Jenks

Votes: 9

7. Oklahoma Jim (1931)

Passed | 53 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gambler sets out to help a pretty young woman save her trading post.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Marion Burns, Andy Shuford, William Desmond

8. Two Fisted Justice (1931)

63 min | Western

It's good guy Carson and the Poncho Riders against bad guy Slavin and his gang. When Cameron tries to quit the gang, Cheyenne Charlie is sent to kill him. But Cameron, alerted by danny's ... See full summary »

Director: George Arthur Durlam | Stars: Tom Tyler, Barbara Weeks, Bobby Nelson, Will Walling

Votes: 7

9. Land of Wanted Men (1931)

62 min | Western

A cowboy takes a job as sheriff in a small town, and finds that one of his first jobs is trying to stop trouble between newly arrived sheepmen and local cattle ranchers, who don't want the sheep grazing on "their" range.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Sheila Bromley, Gibson Gowland

10. Forgotten Women (1931)

67 min | Drama

A drama set in filmland, following the triumphs and heartaches of women who try to succeed in the movie industry.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Marion Shilling, Beryl Mercer, Rex Bell, Virginia Lee Corbin

Votes: 14

11. In Line of Duty (1931)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama, Western

An RCMP officer is on the trail of a woodsman accused of murdering a man who wronged him. Circumstances arise in which the fugitive saves the Mountie's life, and the Mountie falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Sue Carol, Noah Beery, Francis McDonald, James Murray

12. Galloping Thru (1931)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

The local express agent, the father of Tom McGuire, is killed during a robbery. In the chase that follows Tom is wounded and taken by his friend, Sandy Thompson, to the home of Janice ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Nosler | Stars: Tom Tyler, Betty Mack, Al Bridge, Si Jenks

Votes: 12

13. The Law of the Sea (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Drama

A sadistic, evil ship captain lusts after a beautiful young girl he spots in town. It turns out that she's the girlfriend of a young man whose father the captain had blinded and cast adrift on the ocean many years before.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: William Farnum, Sally Blane, Rex Bell, Priscilla Dean

Votes: 25

14. Ghost City (1932)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Newspaper editor Bill Temple arrives in Boom Town planning to expose Jim Blane as a crook. When Blane's henchman Buck fails to kill Temple, Blane prepares to flee with his money. But a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Helen Foster, Walter Miller

Votes: 10

15. The Gay Buckaroo (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Western

Rancher Clint Hale wants to marry Mildred Field, but so does very bad guy gambler Dave Dumont.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Roy D'Arcy, Merna Kennedy, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 14

16. Single-Handed Sanders (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Western

The cattlemen send a note to Judge Jim Parker warning him to quit giving credit to the homesteaders, whom they assert, are ruining the range. Parker declares that his store will continue to... See full summary »

Directors: Charles A. Post, Lloyd Nosler | Stars: Tom Tyler, Robert Seiter, Margaret Morris, John Elliott

Votes: 15

17. The Reckoning (1932)

63 min | Crime, Drama

Two young lovers caught up in the underworld decide to get out and go straight, but a gang leader has other plans for them.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Sally Blane, James Murray, Edmund Breese, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 27

18. Police Court (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama

A once great stage and screen actor (Henry B. Walthall) has fallen from fame because of his alcoholism; his young son (Leon Janney) is determined to see his father "make good" again.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Leon Janney, Lionel Belmore, King Baggot

Votes: 28

19. Texas Pioneers (1932)

58 min | Western

In order to find out who is smuggling guns to the Indians, an army officer pretends to have been demoted and hold a grudge against the army, hoping that the smugglers will try to contact him and take him into their gang.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, LeRoy Mason, Sheila Bromley

20. The Man from New Mexico (1932)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The cattle on the Langton Ranch are mysteriously dying and cowhands are disappearing or being shot. Two Langton riders bring a wounded rider they found wounded and hung up in a barbed-wire ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Tom Tyler, Caryl Lincoln, Robert Walker, Jack Richardson

Votes: 17

21. The County Fair (1932)

71 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

A Kentucky horse owner hires an ex-jockey, who is now working as a waiter, to train his thoroughbred race horse for an upcoming race. However, a gambling ring that doesn't want the horse entering the race has other plans.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Marion Shilling, Ralph Ince, William Collier Jr.

22. The Midnight Patrol (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A cub reporter rashly makes a promise to solve a murder mystery within 24 hours, then must make good on his boast.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Regis Toomey, Betty Bronson, Edwina Booth, Mary Nolan

Votes: 14

24. The Arm of the Law (1932)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A reporter and a detective team up to solve the murder of a nightclub singer who had been involved in a divorce scandal.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Rex Bell, Marceline Day, Lina Basquette, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 13

25. Mason of the Mounted (1932)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Canadian Mountie Mason is sent south of the border to look for a horse thief with only a watch chain for evidence. He befriends young Andy and when Calhoun hits Andy, Mason and Calhoun ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Nancy Drexel, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 39

26. Law of the North (1932)

Not Rated | 55 min | Western

Hanley shoots a man and then frames Bill Roberts. Being the Judge he then holds court planning to hang Bill but Bill's friends effect his escape. Andy tries to lead Hanley astray by ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Nadine Dore, William L. Thorne

Votes: 19

27. Flames (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

Brown is a confident young firefighter. He and his buddy become interested in two girls, after saving their cat. He then fights a fire in the apartment building next door to his new girlfriend.

Director: Karl Brown | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, George Cooper, Noel Francis, Marjorie Beebe

Votes: 30

28. Honor of the Mounted (1932)

57 min | Western

Tom Halliday(Tom Tyler), of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,is implicated and framed on a murder charge.The real killer has gone back into the United States, so Halliday, with no ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Tom Tyler, Stanley Blystone, Francis McDonald, Gordon De Main

29. Son of Oklahoma (1932)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Verdugo finds a young boy on the desert and raises him as his son. Now a grown man, Dan is framed for a stagecoach robbery by Brent, the same man that shot his father and tried to take him and his mother away twenty years earlier.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Josie Sedgwick, Carmen Laroux, Julian Rivero

Votes: 18

30. The Western Limited (1932)

65 min | Mystery

A fancy masquerade party is the scene of a jewel robbery, and later several suspects in the robbery are discovered to be aboard the same train.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Estelle Taylor, Edmund Burns, Lucien Prival, Gertrude Astor

31. This Naked Age (1932)

56 min | Documentary

Using some stock footage and voice-over narration, this film examines the phenomenon of nudism throughout the world. Beginning in ancient Greece, the film tells of the origins of the nudist... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mindlin | Stars: Leo Donnelly, Kienne de Mongeot, Ilka Dieball, Gaston Durville

Votes: 45

32. The Thirteenth Guest (1932)

69 min | Mystery, Thriller

Murder of a woman sparks a search for a killer.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst

Votes: 595

33. Klondike (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Drama

Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has never been done before, and the patient dies. Charged with malpractice and manslaughter, his trial is national news but the jury ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Thelma Todd, Lyle Talbot, Henry B. Walthall, Jason Robards Sr.

Votes: 84

34. Broadway to Cheyenne (1932)

Passed | 60 min | Western

A cowboy detective goes up against a gang of big-city thugs trying to set up a protection racket out west.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Rex Bell, Marceline Day, Matthew Betz, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 88

35. Hidden Valley (1932)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A cowboy is hired by an archaeologist to help find "Hidden Valley", where an Indian gold treasure is supposed to be buried. Just when he finds it, the archaeologist is killed, and the cowboy his charged with his murder.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Gertrude Messinger, Francis McDonald, Ray Hallor

Votes: 38

36. The Man from Arizona (1932)

55 min | Western

A cowboy saves his injured friend from a vigilante group, which believes that he is part of a bandit gang that attacked a wagon train. The cowboy sets out to find the bandit gang and clear his friend's name.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Rex Bell, Naomi Judge, Nat Carr, Lex Lindsay

37. The Girl from Calgary (1932)

64 min | Comedy, Musical