Category: Pre Code

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.

February 24, 2020 / Pre Code

A gym owner’s daughter takes the responsibility to coach an up-and-coming boxer. Things go out of hand when success goes to his head.

January 17, 2020 / Pre Code
November 19, 2019 / Pre Code

Tom Duncan, a young Tennessee painter, is thrilled to receive an art scholarship to Paris. When he arrives, he finds himself surrounded by a group of eclectic characters, as well as his beautiful new roommate, Kay. What relationship could form between them, however, is soon threatened when fellow artists begin to advise Tom to drink, and he falls in with a notorious golddigger.