Essential Cinema: Precode Treasures


Directed by Alfred E. Green

USA, 1933, 1h 11min, 35mm

Essential Cinema  Precode Treasures

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Thu, Aug 2

One of the most shocking pre-code films for its treatment of sexuality. Tough-talking Barbara Stanwyck burns through the screen in this wildly entertaining melodrama about sexual double standards and the glass ceiling circa 1933.

About this series

Scholar Dr. Caroline Frick joins us for a celebration of Hollywood films from the period of Hollywood history now known as the pre-code era. During this time, the studios had not yet made arrangements to self-censor their films for moral purity. As you might imagine, these movies are much wilder and more fun than the ones that followed a few years later, after the censorship code had been enacted. The first screening of each film will be followed by an audience discussion.


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