Pre-Code Hollywood

This list is an attempt to collect as many Pre-Code movies as possible. Sources include IMDb, Wikipedia, pre-code.com and the members of Nitrateville and Cinemageddon. Note: Films considered lost are included, as well as serials and modern documentaries.

"Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the era in the American film industry between the introduction of sound in the late 1920s and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code. [---] Although the Code was adopted in 1930, oversight was poor and it did not become rigorously enforced until July 1, 1934.

"As a result, films in the late 1920s and early 1930s included sexual innuendo, miscegenation, profanity, illegal drug use, promiscuity, prostitution, infidelity, abortion, intense violence, and homosexuality." - Wikipedia

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  • 100% Service
  • 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • 24 Hours
  • 365 Nights in Hollywood
  • 42nd Street
  • 45 Calibre Echo
  • 50 Million Frenchmen
  • 6 Day Bike Rider
  • 6 Hours to Live
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ace of Aces
  • Adorable
  • The Affairs of Cellini
  • Africa Speaks!
  • After the Fog
  • After Tomorrow
  • After Tonight
  • The Age of Consent
  • Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men
  • Air Hostess
  • Air Mail
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Alias French Gertie
  • Alias the Doctor
  • Alibi
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • All of Me
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Alum and Eve
  • Ambassador Bill
  • American Madness
  • An American Tragedy
  • Animal Crackers
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Ann Carver's Profession
  • Ann Vickers
  • Anna Christie
  • Anna Christie
  • Another Language
  • Any Old Port!
  • Applause
  • Are You Listening?
  • Arizona
  • Arizona to Broadway
  • The Arm of the Law
  • Arrowsmith
  • Arsene Lupin
  • As the Earth Turns
  • As You Desire Me
  • Asleep in the Feet
  • Attorney for the Defense
  • The Avenger
  • Baby Face
  • Bachelor Apartment
  • Bachelor Bait
  • The Bachelor Father
  • Back Page
  • Back Pay
  • Back Street
  • Bad Company
  • Bad Girl
  • The Bad Man
  • The Bad Sister
  • The Barbarian
  • The Bargain of the Century
  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Be Yourself!
  • The Beast of the City
  • Beau Bandit
  • Beau Hunks
  • Beauty and the Boss
  • Beauty for Sale
  • Bed of Roses
  • Bedside
  • A Bedtime Story
  • Before Dawn
  • Behind Office Doors
  • Behind the Mask
  • Belle of the Nineties
  • Berkeley Square
  • Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle
  • Betty Boop's Rise to Fame
  • Beyond Victory
  • Big Boy
  • Big Business Girl
  • Big City Blues
  • The Big Fight
  • The Big Gamble
  • The Big House
  • Big News
  • The Big Pond
  • The Big Shakedown
  • The Big Timer
  • The Big Trail
  • A Bill of Divorcement
  • Billy the Kid
  • Bird of Paradise
  • The Bishop Murder Case
  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen