Get Your Pre-Code Fix this Weekend in Toronto

Posted by Brandy Dean May 7, 2013 0 Comment 3966 views

Whether you’re a Pre-code film fan already or you’re looking to dig deeper and learn more about this fascinating period in film history, the Toronto Film Society is about to make you very happy. The Society’s annual May weekend is devoted solely to the Pre-Code era this year. That’s 3 full days of nothing but bad girls, shady guys, and risque double entendre!

All screenings are at the Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario. Film screenings begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The cost for the full weekend – all 24 films plus 3 lunches – is $150.00. Or if you only want to do part of the week, the Society offers a daily rate of $65 for the Friday or Saturday and $50 for Sunday. Rush seats for individual films will be available for $10.00 at the door prior to each screening.

Find the complete list of films, plus the individual screening times below. And because I love you all so much, almost as much as I love Pre-Code films, I’ve linked each film title to an awesome review from my favorite bloggers and film sites! You can find the registration form for the weekend on the Toronto Film Society website.

See ya at the movies!

Complete List of Toronto Film Society Pre-Code Weekend Films and Screening Times

Friday May 10

9:00 AM               OPENING REMARKS

9:15 AM               BABY FACE (1933) – Barabara Stanwyck, George Bent

10:45 AM             THE CHEAT (1931) Tallulah Bankhead, Irving Pichel

12:00 AM             LUNCH

1:10 PM               THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM (1932) Joan Blondell, Madge Evans

2:50 PM               MAN WANTED (1932) Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel

4:10 PM               MADAM SATAN (1930) Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth

6:00 PM               DINNER

7:30 PM               THE LETTER (1929) Jean Eagels, Herbert Marshall

8:55 PM               LAWYER MAN (1932) William Powell, Joan Blondell

10:25 PM             SAFE IN HELL (1931) Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook

12:00 AM             THE NAUGHTY FLIRT (1931) Alice White, Myrna Loy

Saturday May 11

9:00 AM               AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1931) Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney

10:55 AM             BORN TO BE BAD (1934) Loretta Young, Cary Grant

12:00 AM             LUNCH

1:15 PM                 GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931) Lilyan Tashman, Joel McCrea

2:40 PM               THE CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932) Richard Barthelmess

4:20 PM                BLONDE VENUS (1932) Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall

5:55 PM                DINNER

7:20 PM                HOT SATURDAY (1932) Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

8:55 PM                JEWEL ROBBERY (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis

10:25 PM             MIDNIGHT MARY (1933) Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez

12:00 AM             NARCOTIC (1933) Harry Cording, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley

Sunday May 12

9:00 AM               BETTY BOOP CARTOONS

10:00 AM             THE STRANGE LOVE OF MOLLY LOUVAIN (1932) Ann Dvorak

11:35 PM               EX-LADY (1933) Bette Davis, Gene Raymond

2:40 PM               THE CRASH (1932) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent

2:10 PM                LUNCH

3:15 PM                TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934) Johnny Weissmuller

5:20 PM                NO LIMIT (1931) Clara Bow, Norman Foster

6:55 PM                SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933) Mae West, Cary Grant


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