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

In addition,…

  • Voltaire
  • War Mamas
  • War Nurse
  • The Warrior's Husband
  • Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Way Back Home
  • Way for a Sailor
  • The Way of All Men
  • Way Out West
  • We're Not Dressing
  • We're Rich Again
  • Weary River
  • The Week End Mystery
  • Week-End Marriage
  • West of Broadway
  • West of Singapore
  • West of the Divide
  • Westward Passage
  • The Wet Parade
  • Wharf Angel
  • What a Widow!
  • What Men Want
  • What Price Hollywood?
  • What! No Beer?
  • When Ladies Meet
  • Whirlpool
  • The Whispering Shadow
  • Whistling in the Dark
  • The White Sister
  • White Woman
  • Who Killed Rover?
  • Whoopee!
  • Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema
  • Wide Open
  • The Widow from Chicago
  • Wild and Woolly
  • Wild Boys of the Road
  • The Wild Party
  • Wings of Adventure
  • Winner Take All
  • Wise Girls
  • Without Honors
  • Wolf Song
  • The Woman Accused
  • A Woman Commands
  • The Woman from Monte Carlo
  • A Woman of Experience
  • The Woman Racket
  • A Woman's Man
  • Women Everywhere
  • The Women in His Life
  • Women of All Nations
  • Wonder Bar
  • Working Girls
  • The Working Man
  • The World Changes
  • The World Gone Mad
  • The Wrecker
  • The Yellow Ticket
  • You Made Me Love You
  • You Said a Mouthful
  • Young America
  • Young as You Feel
  • Young Bride
  • Young Man of Manhattan
  • Zoo in Budapest