Announcing The Favorite Code Film Blogathon!

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Ladies and gentlemen, earlier today I announced that PEPS will be hosting #CleanMovieMonth again this July. In honor of the 85th anniversary of the PCA’s formation this year, we are calling the month-long celebration #CleanMovieMonth85! We already have had two joiners, and we look forward to many more participants!

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In addition to this whole month dedicated to Code films, we decided to host a blogathon in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Breen Era. Some people say that the Production Code Administration officially began its duties on July 1, but the final amendment was not completed until July 15. Thus, we have dedicated the whole month to the celebration of cinema which is decent for everyone! We decided to host our blogathon on the first weekend in July, 5-7.

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We are calling our blogathon The Favorite Code Film Blogathon. The topic is described by the title. We are inviting participants to write about their favorite Code films. The rules are simple: just choose your favorite American movie made between July of 1934 and 1954 and write an article about why it is your favorite. However, we are putting a particular emphasis on the Code’s influence on these films. We don’t want you to write about some movie which you like just because it defied the Code. The focus of this blogathon is to celebrate decency!

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That’s the main information which you need! Any film made in the correct time period is eligible. I am putting no restrictions on duplicates, since two people can like the same film for different reasons. I am only allowing one article per participant, so you will have to choose your one favorite Code film. You can post early or a little late if you need to, but I want to try to restrict most of the posts to the first weekend. If you want to participate but are busy on that weekend, why not join #CleanMovieMonth85 instead? You can write about your favorite Code film for that, too, and I will republish it on our website. Remember, you can participate in both! Please use these four banners I made to advertise the blogathon on your websites and on social media.

Participants So Far

Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane – Boys Town from 1938

Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room – Woman of the Year from 1942

Movie Critic of Movies Meet Their Match – For Me and My Gal from 1943

Crystal Kalyana of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – The Spiral Staircase from 1946

Jenni from Rollamo of Portraits by Jenni – The Man from the Alamo from 1953

Pale Writer – Young Dr. Kildare from 1938

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15 thoughts on “Announcing The Favorite Code Film Blogathon!

  1. Pingback: 1953’s The Man From the Alamo for The Favorite Code Film Blogathon | portraitsbyjenni

  2. Hello!
    I would love to talk about For Me and My Gal (1943) for this! It was one of the first I watched after learning about the Code. Thanks!
    MovieCritic (Movies Meet Their Match)

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    • That’s wonderful! I just put you on the roster. That’s a great movie. I just watched it for the first time myself this year as one of my new Code films. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on it.

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan


  3. Pingback: What the Code Means to Me – June: “What the Code Means to Me: Breen, Hallmark, and Me” by Sally Silverscreen | pure entertainment preservation society

  4. Hey Tiffany.

    I’m really sorry about cancelling out of your previous blogathons. I hate having to do it, but sometimes I get caught up in other things or I suffer from those ghastly headaches, which prevents it too. However, I very much want to participate in this blogathon. I have a habit of starting my posts at the last minute too, but for this, I will start on it early, so I can get it done on time. I just have to decide what film I want to write about it. I will confirm my topic within the next day or two.

    By the way, I’ve just announced my Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, if you are interested in joining. Here is the link.


  5. Hi guys, actually my comment is supposed to be for the Pre-Code vs Pro-Code presentation but there doesn’t seem to be a reply button on that article.

    As you can probably see from my blog, if you care to take a look :), is that I’m not Joseph Breen’s biggest fan. In fact I’m no fan at all. However, I think it’s interesting what you guys are doing and you all have a very in-depth knowledge of the Breen Code. Even if I don’t necessarily agree with your viewpoint, I like to read your articles.

    I’d just love to attend the presentation as I’m also a fan of Mark Vieira and his books, but I’m in Oregon, so nothing doing. Living in the LA area certainly has its perks when it comes to classic film. Do you have any idea if the presentation/talk can be put up on youtube?

    All the best,

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    • Dear Margot,

      Thank you for leaving a comment! We love to hear from our readers, no matter on what articles they comment. I would love to look at your blog, but it’s name didn’t come up with your comment. If you tell what it is, I’ll be happy to take a look. I appreciate that you enjoy reading my articles and respect our research and opinions even though you don’t agree with our beliefs on the Code. I like to meet people with opposing views who are democratic and intellectual about politely acknowledging others’ feelings on matters.

      Thank you for your interest in this event! I appreciate it. We are planning on filming the event, and we may post it on YouTube or on our website afterword. I will let you know if we do. Either way, we appreciate any plug you would give it on social media!

      Thank you again for taking the time to comment, Margot!

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan


  6. Ack! It’s hard to pick just one film… Even so, I’d like to do “To Be or Not To Be” (1942). I just bought the DVD and have watched it twice already. I love the script and the performances.

    It will be truly interesting to see which films everyone chooses. 🙂

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    • Dear Ruth,

      Thank you for being the first one to join my blogathon. That’s wonderful! I will put you on the roster right away. I have never seen the film you chose, but I look forward to reading your article about it. It will be fascinating to read about everyone’s choices.

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan

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