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,…

  • Cornered
  • The Costello Case
  • Counsellor at Law
  • Cracked Nuts
  • The Crash
  • The Crime of Helen Stanley
  • The Criminal Code
  • The Crooked Circle
  • Cross Fire
  • The Crowd Roars
  • The Cuban Love Song
  • The Cuckoos
  • Curtain at Eight
  • Cynara
  • Dames
  • Dance, Fools, Dance
  • Dancers in the Dark
  • Dancing Lady
  • Dancing Sweeties
  • Danger Lights
  • Dangerous Paradise
  • Dark Hazard
  • The Dark Horse
  • David Harum
  • The Dawn Patrol
  • Day of Reckoning
  • Daybreak
  • The Death Kiss
  • Delicious
  • The Delightful Rogue
  • Deluge
  • The Dentist
  • The Desert Song
  • Design for Living
  • Desirable
  • Destry Rides Again
  • Devil and the Deep
  • The Devil Is Driving
  • Devil on Deck
  • The Devil to Pay!
  • A Devil with Women
  • The Devil's Brother
  • The Devil's Cabaret
  • The Devil's Holiday
  • Devil-May-Care
  • Devotion
  • Dinner at Eight
  • Diplomaniacs
  • Dirigible
  • Dirty Work
  • Dishonored
  • Divorce In The Family
  • The Divorcee
  • Dixiana
  • Docks of San Francisco
  • Doctor Bull
  • Doctor X
  • Don't Bet on Love
  • Don't Bet on Women
  • The Doorway to Hell
  • Double Door
  • Double Harness
  • Doughboys
  • Downstairs
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Monica
  • Dracula
  • Drag
  • Du Barry, Woman of Passion
  • Duck Soup
  • Dumb-bells in Ermine
  • The Eagle and the Hawk
  • The Easiest Way
  • East of Borneo
  • East of Fifth Avenue
  • Easy to Love
  • Elmer, the Great
  • Emma
  • The Emperor Jones
  • Employees' Entrance
  • Escapade
  • Eskimo
  • Evenings for Sale
  • Ever in My Heart
  • Everything’s Rosie
  • Ex-Lady
  • Expensive Women
  • Extravagance
  • Faithless
  • The Fall Guy
  • The False Madonna
  • The Famous Ferguson Case
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Fashions of 1934
  • Fast and Loose
  • Fast Life
  • Fast Workers
  • Father's Son
  • Feet First
  • Female