Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by Gauntlet on 2 Jun 2010 07:22
3807 Views 3 Comments
64
vote

Pre-Code Hollywood

Add header image

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 1-50 of 700
Decade: Rating: List Type:
Add items to section

1929

People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Applause (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Blackmail (1929)
Gauntlet's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Gauntlet's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Condemned! (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Coquette (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.2
Dance Hall (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.1
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
The Kiss (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Lady Lies (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Letter (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 8.1
Marianne (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7
The Pagan (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6
Painted Faces (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pointed Heels (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 5.6
The Racketeer (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.3
Sally (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.3
Salute (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.2
Street Girl (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 4.7
The Squall (1929)
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Load more items (650 more in this list)

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 Hays Code censorship guidelines, which went into effect on July 1, 1934. Until that date, movie content was restricted more by local laws and public opinion than adherence to the United States Motion Picture Production Code of 1930, which generally was ignored by Hollywood filmmakers.

The Production Code enumerated three general principles as follows:
1. No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.
2. Correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented.
3. Law, natural or human, shall not be ridiculed, nor shall sympathy be created for its violation.

Specific restrictions were spelled out as particular applications of these principles:
* Nakedness and suggestive dances were prohibited.
* The ridicule of religion was forbidden, and ministers of religion were not to be represented as comic characters or villains.
* The depiction of illegal drug use was forbidden, as well as the use of liquor, when not required by the plot or for proper characterization.
* Methods of crime (e.g. safe-cracking, arson, smuggling) were not to be explicitly presented.
* References to alleged sex perversion (such as homosexuality) and venereal disease were forbidden, as were depictions of childbirth.
* The language section banned various words and phrases that were considered to be offensive.
* Murder scenes had to be filmed in a way that would discourage imitations in real life, and brutal killings could not be shown in detail. Revenge in modern times was not to be justified.
* The sanctity of marriage and the home had to be upheld. Pictures shall not imply that low forms of sex relationship are the accepted or common thing. Adultery and illicit sex, although recognized as sometimes necessary to the plot, could not be explicit or justified and were not supposed to be presented as an attractive option.
* Portrayals of miscegenation (inter-racial marriage and procreation) were forbidden.
* Scenes of passion were not to be introduced when not essential to the plot. Excessive and lustful kissing was to be avoided, along with any other treatment that might stimulate the lower and baser element.
* The flag of the United States was to be treated respectfully, and the people and history of other nations were to be presented fairly.
* The treatment of vulgarity, defined as "low, disgusting, unpleasant, though not necessarily evil, subjects" must be "subject to the dictates of good taste." Capital punishment, "third-degree methods", cruelty to children or animals, prostitution and surgical operations were to be handled with similar sensitivity.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS FROM WIKIPEDIA

Added to

25 votes
Censored Cinema (13 lists)
list by Gia
Published 6 years ago



Related lists

Pre-code Hollywood [1929 - July 1934]
40 item list by pele_incognita
9 votes
Movies against law (The Hays Code)
38 item list by Gaby
68 votes 5 comments
Pre-Code Actresses
48 item list by StellaStar
23 votes 4 comments
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
38 item list by Onion Jack
17 votes 1 comment
Pre-WWII Japanese Animation
16 item list by Darth Brutus
3 votes
Hollywood's Golden Age
54 item list by Karolina
98 votes 11 comments
Hollywood Film Awards 2014
42 item list by IsabellaSilentRose
12 votes
Hollywood Film Awards 2015
50 item list by IsabellaSilentRose
7 votes
Rural Beauty v/s Hollywood Beauty
13 item list by Ultimateone
34 votes 9 comments

View more top voted lists


Comments

Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Oct 3 14:48
Thank you for this lists. It looks like a complete one. I was looking for a list like this for a while. I was always very curious about the pre-code movies.
Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Aug 28 2:57
* The ridicule of religion was forbidden, and ministers of religion were not to be represented as comic characters or villains.

How was Charles Laughton able to release The Night of the Hunter? That was released in 1955, 13 years before the production code was abandoned.

Post comment


Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block