Pre-Code Films

A list of American Pre-Code films. Additional suggestions welcomed, as the list is by no means complete. The top 90 are personal favourites / recommendations and are in approximate order of preference.

Seen: 1 - 210 (listed alphabetically after 90)
Unseen: 211 - 925

This year was the first official "Pre-Code April". See #PreCodeApril hashtag on Twitter to see how it all went, and let me know if you want to join in next year.

EDIT: It appears the Pre-Code Movies YouTube channel has been terminated. That is a terrible shame. There is a replacement, but it might be safer not to link to it. Either way, everything from about 600 onwards is on YouTube.

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  • Tillie and Gus

    201

  • Treasure Island

    202

  • Twentieth Century

    203

  • The Unholy Three

    204

  • Up the River

    205

  • Viva Villa!

    206

  • What Price Hollywood?

    207

  • White Zombie

    208

  • Whoopee!

    209

  • You're Telling Me!

    210

  • Zoo in Budapest

    211

  • Svengali

    212

  • Imitation of Life

    213

  • Trader Horn

    214

  • The Florodora Girl

    215

  • Back Street

    216

  • Glorifying the American Girl

    217

  • The Bowery

    218

  • Flirtation Walk

    219

  • The Man Who Reclaimed His Head

    220

  • The Canary Murder Case

    221

  • Thirteen Women

    222

  • Two Alone

    223

  • While Paris Sleeps

    224

  • Pilgrimage

    225

  • Mandalay

    226

  • Skyscraper Souls

    227

  • Montana Moon

    228

  • The Phantom of Crestwood

    229

  • The Affairs of Cellini

    230

  • Arsène Lupin

    231

  • Waterloo Bridge

    232

  • Sitting Pretty

    233

  • Hell Divers

    234

  • Other Men's Women

    235

  • Forbidden

    236

  • Convention City

    237

  • The Devil's Brother

    238

  • Paid

    239

  • The Mayor of Hell

    240

  • The Vampire Bat

    241

  • Diplomaniacs

    242

  • The Match King

    243

  • Jimmy the Gent

    244

  • Picture Snatcher

    245

  • Heat Lightning

    246

  • Rafter Romance

    247

  • Ex-Lady

    248

  • The Cheat

    249

  • The World Changes

    250

  • The Mouthpiece

    251

  • State's Attorney

    252

  • Lawyer Man

    253

  • The Doorway to Hell

    254

  • Union Depot

    255

  • Washington Merry-Go-Round

    256

  • The Painted Veil

    257

  • The Animal Kingdom

    258

  • Peg o' My Heart

    259

  • Dr. Monica

    260

  • Havana Widows

    261

  • Born to Be Bad

    262

  • Midnight Mary

    263

  • Topaze

    264

  • Downstairs

    265

  • Smart Money

    266

  • Manhattan Tower

    267

  • The Mind Reader

    268

  • Blessed Event

    269

  • High Pressure

    270

  • Looking for Trouble

    271

  • The Big Shakedown

    272

  • Big City Blues

    273

  • Night After Night

    274

  • Mary Stevens, M.D.

    275

  • Meet the Baron

    276

  • When Ladies Meet

    277

  • The Dark Horse

    278

  • This Day and Age

    279

  • Thunderbolt

    280

  • Fast Workers

    281

  • Supernatural

    282

  • The Hatchet Man

    283

  • The Reckoning

    284

  • The Lady Refuses

    285

  • One Sunday Afternoon

    286

  • Smart Woman

    287

  • The Half Naked Truth

    288

  • Man Wanted

    289

  • She Loves Me Not

    290

  • The Saturday Night Kid

    291

  • Her Man

    292

  • Hard to Handle

    293

  • Private Lives

    294

  • Letty Lynton

    295

  • The Cat and the Fiddle

    296

  • Love Is a Racket

    297

  • Hot Saturday

    298

  • Faithless

    299

  • Tonight or Never

    300