Pre-Code Films to seeby drzehusdrzehus7 | created - 28 Nov 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
1929 - 1934 Pre Hayes Code films
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1. Extravagance (1930)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance
Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice's mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries she expects as ... See full summary »
2. Night Life in Reno (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A story of love, humor and drama against the background of America's "Biggest Little City." An (interrupted) indiscretion by John Wyatt with a floozy prompts his wife, June, to make a trip ... See full summary »
4. The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on a play by Philip Barry, this sophisticated comedy is about a man trying to justify his love for both his wife and his mistress.
5. Sensation Hunters (1933)
73 min | Drama
Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »
6. Arizona (1931)
70 min | Drama, Romance
Bob refuses to marry his girlfriend and leaves her. She marries his close friend out of revenge.
7. Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and plans to quit dancing. Before she does, she meets a handsome and rich gentleman.
8. Virtue (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.
9. Strangers May Kiss (1931)
Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance
Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with her lover.
10. Hi, Nellie! (1934)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with his boss, is demoted to writing the "Nellie Nelson" heart throb column, where he gets the unexpected opportunity to crack a major story.
11. Dark Hazard (1934)
Passed | 73 min | Drama
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »
13. Lawyer Man (1932)
Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance
Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »
15. Big City Blues (1932)
Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Drama
Young man from small town moves to New York City looking for better life.
Humphrey Bogart in bit part as ''Shep''
17. Hell's Highway (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.
18. When Ladies Meet (1933)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »
20. The Hatchet Man (1932)
74 min | Crime, Drama
Hatchet man is ordered to kill his close friend for the sake of Tong.
Director: William A. Wellman, Edward G. Robinson
21. Ex-Lady (1933)
Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama
Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.
23. Waterloo Bridge (1931)
81 min | Drama, Romance
A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War I.
Director: James Whale, Bette Davis
24. The Cheat (1931)
74 min | Drama
Woman in debt makes an impulsive investment which doesn't go her way.
25. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.
26. Hot Saturday (1932)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance
A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.
27. Torch Singer (1933)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.
28. Murder at the Vanities (1934)
Passed | 89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance
A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.
29. Search for Beauty (1934)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.
30. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama
Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »
31. Sister to Judas (1932)
Passed | 65 min | Drama
A young writer saves a desperate young woman from committing suicide. They eventually fall in love and marry, but their marriage faces some serious roadblocks.
32. Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)
Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Romance
Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »
36. Other Men's Women (1931)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance
Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.
Director: William A. Wellman, James Cagney
37. The Purchase Price (1932)
TV-PG | 68 min | Comedy, Drama
A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer.
Director: William A. Wellman, Barbara Stanwyck
38. Frisco Jenny (1932)
Unrated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »
Director: William A. Wellman
39. Hard to Handle (1933)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »
40. The Mind Reader (1933)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. ... See full summary »
43. Mandalay (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.
44. Downstairs (1932)
Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance
An amoral chauffeur seeks to seduce a young bride.
45. Massacre (1934)
Passed | 70 min | Drama
Joe Thunderhorse, a Sioux Indian who has become the wealthy star of a Wild West show, returns home to his reservation after years away and finds that his father is dying and his people are being abused by corrupt white officials.
46. Guilty Hands (1931)
Passed | 69 min | Drama, Crime