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Pre-Code Favorites!


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I don't think TCM plays nearly enough of these wonderful films! I'm desperately waiting to see Untamed and The Divorcee... Among others.

 

So... Let's here some of your pre-code faves.

 

Like who's your favorite leading man in pre-codes? Leading lady?

 

Of all five years, which contains the most of your favorite movies?

 

Who's your favorite pairing?

 

What's your favorite pre-code quote?

 

What about a moment that you think really defines the era of pre-codes?

 

What actor/actress do you think attributed the most to the pre-codes?

 

What is your favorite pre-code musical?

 

And... What is your favorite pre-code of all time?

 

Hope you'll take the time to answer a few of these, you don't have to answer all of them.

 

bhf1940

 

By the way, any opinions are welcome from anyone who has seen Untamed, 1929.

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Good questions, bobhopefan1940. One of my favorite era of films, and only TCM brought it to us.

 

Like who's your favorite leading man in pre-codes? -- Warren William.

 

Leading lady? -- Ann Harding.

 

Of all five years, which contains the most of your favorite movies? -- wow, good question, not sure. 1932 I would say.

 

Who's your favorite pairing? -- Warren William and me. :)

 

What's your favorite pre-code quote? -- her undergarments were made of stainless steel, said by Basil Rathbone in The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney. I don't remember why, but this quote took me completely by surprise.

 

What about a moment that you think really defines the era of pre-codes? -- probably Warren William losing out on the girl to some namby pamby guy.

 

What actor/actress do you think attributed the most to the pre-codes? -- Warren William.

 

What is your favorite pre-code musical? -- can't think of one.

 

And... What is your favorite pre-code of all time? -- Skyscraper Souls. *sigh* me, pick me. :)

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Hi BHF!

 

I don't know as much about pre-codes as I'd like to, but here are my answers as best as I could come up with:

 

 

> Like who's your favorite leading man in pre-codes? William Powell

> Leading lady? Barbara Stanwyck

>

> Of all five years, which contains the most of your

> favorite movies? I'm not sure, but probably 1932

>

> Who's your favorite pairing? That's difficult to say. Maybe Powell and Kay Francis in One-Way Passage.>

 

> What's your favorite pre-code quote?

Office Manager: Have you had any experience?

 

"Baby Face" Stanwyck: Plenty.

>

> What about a moment that you think really defines the

> era of pre-codes? In Red Headed Woman, when Jean Harlow stands in front of the sunlit window, showing the transparency of the dress she's trying on and she asks:

 

"Can you see through this?"

 

Sales Girl: "Yes, you can!"

 

Jean: "Great! I'll take it!"

 

>

> What actor/actress do you think attributed the most

> to the pre-codes? Either Kay Francis or Barbara Stanwyck---and I'd also go with Stoney's nomination of Warren William.

>

> What is your favorite pre-code musical? Golddiggers of 1933

>

> And... What is your favorite pre-code of all time? So many! But Jewel Robbery might be the one I can watch over and over the most.

>

> >

> By the way, any opinions are welcome from anyone who

> has seen Untamed, 1929.

 

Is that the Joan Crawford movie? With our own Bobby M? To borrow an eloquent quote, "It's a hoot!" Joan's "dance sauvage" in the South American jungle at the beginning is something you have to see to believe.

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> Like who's your favorite leading man in pre-codes? Clark Gable

> Leading lady? Barbara Stanwyck

>

> Of all five years, which contains the most of your

> favorite movies? 1933

>

> Who's your favorite pairing? Kong and Fay Wray

>

> What's your favorite pre-code quote? "This is what I get for liking a guy too much." (Edward G. Robinson as Rico in "Little Caesar.")

>

> What about a moment that you think really defines the

> era of pre-codes? "She Done Him Wrong" receiving an Oscar nomination for best picture

>

> What actor/actress do you think attributed the most

> to the pre-codes? Joan Blondell and Warren William

>

> What is your favorite pre-code musical? "42ND Street"

>

> And... What is your favorite pre-code of all time? "Freaks"

>

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Like who's your favorite leading man in pre-codes? Gary Cooper

 

Leading lady? Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face

 

Of all five years, which contains the most of your favorite movies?

1932

 

Who's your favorite pairing? Shearer and Gable; March, Cooper, & Hopkins

 

What's your favorite pre-code quote? "Have you got any experience?"

" Yea. Plenty!"

 

What about a moment that you think really defines the era of pre-codes?

Shearer's transformation in The Divorcee

 

What actor/actress do you think attributed the most to the pre-codes?

Norma Shearer

 

What is your favorite pre-code musical? 42nd Street

 

And... What is your favorite pre-code of all time? Toss ups: Torch Singer,

The Smiling Lieutenant, Baby Face, The Divorcee, Design For Living

 

I love Pre-Codes!

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