Category: Pre Code

April 6, 2019 / Film Noir

Caddish lawyer Lee Gentry is going out with Katy Costello, but carrying on an affair with dancer Carmen Brown . When he wants to end the dalliance with Carmen, she is so distraught that she becomes suicidal. Seizing the gun from Carmen, he accidentally shoots her, and thinking she’s dead, concocts a series of increasingly outlandish alibis to cover his tracks under the guidance of a ghostly apparition that is his alter ego.

March 15, 2019 / Pre Code

In a hopeful effort to evade gangster Legs Caffey, chorus girl Letty Morris hops a bus in New York bound for Los Angeles–with Legs close on her heels. Along the way the bus picks up escaped convict Paul Porter, who quickly allies himself with Letty. With the police in hot pursuit and Legs monitoring his every move with Letty, Paul is running out of both time and ideas.

March 13, 2019 / Pre Code

This touching but realistic drama, is set at Culver Military Academy and centers on one young boy who must pull himself together after receiving some terrible news. Everyone, including the boy, believes that his father died heroically during the war, and to compensate, the American Legion pays his tuition to the prestigious school. When the boy learns that his father was really a deserter, he is devastated and gets into considerable trouble until his schoolmates intervene and help him get his father honorably discharged.

March 13, 2019 / Pre Code

In this comedy, a plumber does a job for a fellow and ends up conned into marrying his daughter. The daughter only agrees to the absurd union to make her real lover jealous. When the plumber learns of her motives, he has the marriage annulled and ends up marrying her honest younger sister. The clever plumber hires a good lawyer and also ends up owning his ex-wife’s house.

March 5, 2019 / Pre Code

Twice divorced Jackie Millet tries one more time with number three. Unfortunately, her wedding is suddenly halted when the woman’s son kills the groom during the ceremony, and then shoots himself.

February 23, 2019 / Mystery

This third entry in Columbia’s “Inspector Trent” series is cleverly (and economically) set in a movie studio. A malevolent leading lady┬áis murdered while filming a scene, whereupon the nervous studio head calls in Inspector Trent. Since everybody on the lot despised the victim, there’s a surplus of suspects.

February 16, 2019 / Pre Code

After Smoke wins the Blake ranch in a poker game, Blake commits suicide and Smoke deeds the ranch to Blake’s young daughter. But the Sheriff is after the ranch and has Smoke arrested for the murder of Blake and then brings in an impostor to pose as the girl’s relative.

January 24, 2019 / Musical

In this drama, a married woman’s life is destroyed when her husband falls in love with a pretty chorine and divorces her. He then marries the chorus girl who uses him, then merrily cheats on him at every turn causing him to go sniveling and crawling back to his ex-wife who lovingly takes the shallow, philandering creep back.