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Pre-Code Films

A list of American Pre-Code films. Additional suggestions welcomed, as the list is by no means complete. The top 100 are personal favourites / recommendations and are in approximate order of preference.

Seen: 1 - 245 (listed alphabetically after 100)
Unseen: 246 - 935

2021 was the first official "Pre-Code April" and Pre-Code April 2022 is currently in full swing. See #PreCodeApril hashtag on Twitter to see how it’s all going / join in.

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  • Freaks

    1

  • The Maltese Falcon

    2

  • Scarface

    3

  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    4

  • It Happened One Night

    5

  • King Kong

    6

  • Three on a Match

    7

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    8

  • The Thin Man

    9

  • The Public Enemy

    10

  • The Story of Temple Drake

    11

  • The Sign of the Cross

    12

  • Heat Lightning

    13

  • Call Her Savage

    14

  • Gabriel Over the White House

    15

  • Design for Living

    16

  • The Greeks Had a Word for Them

    17

  • Trouble in Paradise

    18

  • Ladies of Leisure

    19

  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    20

  • Red-Headed Woman

    21

  • Ladies They Talk About

    22

  • She Done Him Wrong

    23

  • Island of Lost Souls

    24

  • Employees' Entrance

    25

  • Tarzan and His Mate

    26

  • Duck Soup

    27

  • Murders in the Zoo

    28

  • Massacre

    29

  • Blonde Venus

    30

  • The Blue Angel

    31

  • Wild Boys of the Road

    32

  • Smarty

    33

  • Little Caesar

    34

  • The Eagle and the Hawk

    35

  • Finishing School

    36

  • Bird of Paradise

    37

  • Red Dust

    38

  • I'm No Angel

    39

  • The Divorcee

    40

  • Shanghai Express

    41

  • The Big House

    42

  • The Black Cat

    43

  • Virtue

    44

  • Female

    45

  • Platinum Blonde

    46

  • Hell's Angels

    47

  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    48

  • The Love Parade

    49

  • Night Nurse

    50

  • Baby Face

    51

  • Two Seconds

    52

  • Footlight Parade

    53

  • Love Me Tonight

    54

  • The Broadway Melody

    55

  • The Sin of Nora Moran

    56

  • The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

    57

  • The Front Page

    58

  • The Invisible Man

    59

  • Midnight Mary

    60

  • Union Depot

    61

  • Other Men's Women

    62

  • Jewel Robbery

    63

  • Mandalay

    64

  • Madam Satan

    65

  • Dance, Fools, Dance

    66

  • The Criminal Code

    67

  • Five Star Final

    68

  • Little Miss Marker

    69

  • The Little Giant

    70

  • Possessed

    71

  • The Girl from Missouri

    72

  • Hold Your Man

    73

  • The Wet Parade

    74

  • The Most Dangerous Game

    75

  • Bombshell

    76

  • International House

    77

  • Taxi!

    78

  • Hell's Highway

    79

  • One Way Passage

    80

  • Millie

    81

  • She Had to Say Yes

    82

  • Born to Be Bad

    83

  • Guilty Hands

    84

  • Rafter Romance

    85

  • Thirteen Women

    86

  • Svengali

    87

  • Kongo

    88

  • Safe in Hell

    89

  • A Free Soul

    90

  • The Cabin in the Cotton

    91

  • Heroes for Sale

    92

  • Applause

    93

  • Girls About Town

    94

  • Laughter

    95

  • Blonde Crazy

    96

  • Murder at the Vanities

    97

  • Illicit

    98

  • Lady for a Day

    99

  • 20,000 Years in Sing Sing

    100