Category: Pre Code

March 18, 2021 / Pre Code

College football player is asked to dope a star teammate by his crooked gambler brother. He refuses, but they player is doped anyway and collapses and dies. A detective has the whole game re-enacted to find important clues.

March 6, 2021 / Pre Code

When the boyfriend of a rich, bored socialite dies from a weak heart, she finds herself attracted to the doctor who treated him, a hard-working idealist decidedly different from the usual spoiled society rich kids she is used to.

November 19, 2020 / Pre Code

Flamboyant Zani grew up and works in the zoo. He loves animals so much that he steals animal furs from the women who wear them. Zani coaxes young beautiful Eve, an orphan, to escape her caretakers while on a group visit to the zoo. Dr. Grunbaum, the zoo director, is forced to organize a search party to capture both Zani and Eve. Zani proves too elusive and harbors Eve in a bear cave. However, when evil zookeeper Heinie discovers them, he draws the authorities’ attention to their hideout…

August 27, 2020 / Pre Code

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt’s girl. Thunderbolt hopes to stave off the execution long enough to kill young Moran for romancing his girl.

August 26, 2020 / Pre Code

Burton is a brilliant, albeit self-seeking prosecution attorney who, having sent an innocent man, Wallace, to his death is filled with remorse and resigns and becomes a crusading defense attorney. He soon finds himself defending himself of a false murder charge.

August 17, 2020 / Pre Code

Tommy Scott goes to a Connecticut college to become a doctor, but is soon discovered to be a prodigious football talent. He becomes a national star and falls in love, but fame and ill-advised financial deals threaten to ruin his future.

August 17, 2020 / Pre Code

An ambitious grain trader Chris Martin, who through fair and foul means corners the wheat market and becomes a millionaire. Outgrowing his humble farm beginnings, Chris makes a bid for respectability by marrying Chicago socialite Cynthia Flint. Meanwhile, Chris’s ex-sweetheart Ellen marries his down-to-earth brother Walt, who has chosen to remain on the family farm. Inevitably, the two brothers find themselves on opposite sides when Chris’s greed overtakes his common sense.

May 20, 2020 / Pre Code

Columbia’s Once to Every Woman was the first of A. J. Cronin’s medical novels to be adapted for the screen. The drama of the piece hinges on the conflict between brilliant young surgeon Barclay and crusty hospital head Dr. Selby. On another, less-crucial front, Barclay and playboy physician Preston vie for the attentions of pretty nurse Miss Farnshawe. The story comes to a tension-laden climax as Barclay prepares for a delicate brain operation — a revolutionary procedure which has been opposed by Dr. Selby throughout the picture. Once to Every Woman was scripted by frequent Frank Capra collaborator Jo Swerling.