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1. Baby Face (1933)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.
Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way through an office block , from the bottom floor to the top .
2. King for a Night (1933)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A prizefighter is convicted of a murder that was actually committed by his sister.
Mediocre film about a prizefighter taking the rap for his sister , all the way to the electric chair . Pre code as , 1 the sister gets away with murder , and 2 Chester Morris's character , son of a preacher , dies an atheist .
3. Hot Pepper (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Comedy about a pair of ex-Marines who team up and get involved in a nightclub. Trouble ensues when they both fall in love with a feisty woman and begin fighting over her.
Lupe Velez , full stop.
4. Man's Castle (1933)
75 min | Drama, Romance
Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.
Spencer Tracy "lives with" Loretta Young , gets her pregnant , shoots a guard in a robbery , and escapes at the end .
5. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
One of the films that led to the Code - watch out for that corn cob...
6. Design for Living (1933)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.
Two men and a woman decide to live as a threesome because they can't make up their minds
7. Bird of Paradise (1932)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.
White man and native in love , later south seas films always have the native girl adopted / have a white father .
8. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.
Tarzan and Jane have a great time in the jungle , no mention of marriage.
10. Four Frightened People (1934)
Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Drama
Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.
12. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.
Votes: 5,047 | Gross: $2.00M
13. I'm No Angel (1933)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.
Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $2.85M
14. 50 Million Frenchmen (1931)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Independently wealthy American Jack Forbes has just arrived in Paris. Because of his wealth, he can have any woman on his arms. Currently that role is filled by Marcelle Dubrey, but Jack ... See full summary »
15. Virtue (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.
16. The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
Passed | 79 min | Comedy
Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »
17. Frisco Jenny (1932)
Unrated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »
18. Mandalay (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.
Kay Francis gets away with murder
19. Corruption (1933)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him.
20. Three on a Match (1932)
Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.
22. Fashions of 1934 (1934)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.
23. So This Is Harris! (1933)
28 min | Short, Comedy, Music
Walter can't stand the singing of Phil Harris - unfortunately, he can't seem to escape it, even on the golf course. His golf partner sympathizes, but when Walter discovers that the fellow ... See full summary »
28. Hard to Handle (1933)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »
29. The Mind Reader (1933)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. ... See full summary »
32. Expensive Women (1931)
60 min | Drama
Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for ... See full summary »
33. Under Eighteen (1931)
80 min | Drama, Romance
A poor seamstress girl sours on her engagement to a grocery deliveryman after seeing her sister's abusive marriage. Trying to help her sister pay for a divorce lawyer, she turns to a rich playboy she met at work.
34. Smarty (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Romance
Vicki Wallace (Joan Blondell) takes great pleasure in teasing her husband,Tony Wallace (Warren William), who takes no pleasure at all in being teased and it isn't long before he ups and ... See full summary »
38. The Office Wife (1930)
Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance
Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more ... See full summary »
40. God's Gift to Women (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance
A Parisian descendant of Don Juan vows to stop philandering in order to win the hand of a virtous young lady with a disapproving father.
44. Pick-up (1933)
76 min | Crime, Drama
The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies, and they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.
45. Midnight Club (1933)
64 min | Crime, Drama