Announcing #AMonthWithoutTheCode65!

Last year, PEPS officially declared August #AMonthWithoutTheCode. We decided to make it an annual celebration. Here at PEPS, July is #CleanMovieMonth. This year, we made it #CleanMovieMonth85 in honor of the 85th anniversary of the enforcement of the Production Code. Throughout July, we have watched, reviewed, and celebrated nothing but films from the Breen era … Continue reading Announcing #AMonthWithoutTheCode65!

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#CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: All About Eve Review (Clean Movie Month — #5)” by Sally Silverscreen

The below article was published on 18 Cinema Lane by Sally Silverscreen on July 31 as her fifth entry in #CleanMovieMonth85. See the original post here. Well, this is it. The final review for Clean Movie Month. As I look back on my entries for this particular blogathon, I notice that most of these movies were decent, according to … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: All About Eve Review (Clean Movie Month — #5)” by Sally Silverscreen

52 Code Films – #30: “The Dark Mirror” from 1946; “One Great Film, Two Great Roles”

Today is Sunday, so it is time for another article in our series about new Code movies, 52 Code Films. Every week this year, I watch and review at least one movie from the American Breen Era which I have never seen before. This week's article will be the last one in this series which … Continue reading 52 Code Films – #30: “The Dark Mirror” from 1946; “One Great Film, Two Great Roles”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 27. “Intermezzo”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 27 – Perfect Code Film Feature #27 Today’s highlighted film is Intermezzo from 1939. This is the story of a brilliant violinist who is captivated by the sweet, young, and talented woman who teaches his daughter piano lessons. Although the pianist, who has long admired him from afar, tries to resist temptation for both of them, … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 27. “Intermezzo”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 26. “Young Dr. Kildare”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 26 – Perfect Code Film Feature #26 Today’s highlighted film is Young Dr. Kildare from 1938. This is the story of a medical intern who accepts a position at a big New York hospital instead of joining his father's small town practice. At the hospital, the determined young man conflicts with a stubborn old … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 26. “Young Dr. Kildare”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 25. “The Bells of St. Mary’s”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 25 – Perfect Code Film Feature #25 Today’s highlighted film is The Bells of St. Mary's from 1945. This is the story of a musical priest who becomes the pastor of a parochial school which is sadly in need of a new building. Although everyone wants to do the best thing for the children, he … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 25. “The Bells of St. Mary’s”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 24. “Babes in Arms”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 24 – Perfect Code Film Feature #24 Today’s highlighted film is Babes in Arms from 1939. This is the story of a son of vaudevillians who is eager to start his own career in show business as a performer, playwright, and composer, despite his father's insistence that he avoid entertainment. When the has-been showfolk … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 24. “Babes in Arms”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 23. “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 23 – Perfect Code Film Feature #23 Today’s highlighted film is Yankee Doodle Dandy from 1942. This is the story of an Irish American song and dance man who is summoned to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt after impersonating the president in one of the shows he wrote. As he accepts an honor from the president, … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 23. “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

Video of Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code: PEPS in Action

On May 28, I posted an announcement about an upcoming event which I would be co-hosting, Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code. This event was a PowerPoint presentation at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. I was invited to co-host this presentation on pre-Code Hollywood by bestselling author, glamour photographer, and Hollywood historian Mark A. Vieira. This … Continue reading Video of Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code: PEPS in Action

#CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: Les Enfants Terribles Review (Clean Movie Month — #4)” by Sally Silverscreen

The below article was published on 18 Cinema Lane by Sally Silverscreen on July 22 as her fourth entry in #CleanMovieMonth85. See the original post here. Several months ago, I recorded the French film, Les Enfants Terribles, on my DVR. Since I don’t watch many foreign films, I wanted to see this film as a way to expand my … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: Les Enfants Terribles Review (Clean Movie Month — #4)” by Sally Silverscreen