#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 22. “Pinocchio”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 22 – Perfect Code Film Feature #22 Today’s highlighted film is Pinocchio from 1940. This is the story of a toymaker who wishes for a little boy of his own so hard that a good fairy turns his beloved puppet into a live wooden boy. As the little lad proves himself worthy of true … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 22. “Pinocchio”

52 Code Films – Week #29: “Colonel Effingham’s Raid” from 1946

Today is Sunday, so it is time for another article in our weekly series 52 Code Films. I started this series at the beginning of 2019 to make myself commit to watching many new Breen Era films this year. I have agreed to watch at least one new film from the American Code Era (1934-1954) … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #29: “Colonel Effingham’s Raid” from 1946

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 21. “Captains Courageous”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 21 – Perfect Code Film Feature #21 Today’s highlighted film is Captains Courageous from 1937. This is the story of a spoiled boy who falls off a luxury liner and is rescued by a fleet of local fishermen. Before the selfish youth can be returned to his wealthy father, he learns to be a … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 21. “Captains Courageous”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 20. “Big City”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 20 – Perfect Code Film Feature #20 Today’s highlighted film is Big City from 1948. When an Irish Catholic policeman, a Jewish cantor, and a Protestant minister find an abandoned baby girl, the court allows them to raise her together as their daughter while she lives with the cantor's mother. It's agreed that she will be … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 20. “Big City”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 19. “Going My Way”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 19 – Perfect Code Film Feature #19 Today’s highlighted film is Going My Way from 1944. This is the story of a musical young priest who becomes the assistant to an elderly, disagreeable pastor whose church is struggling financially. As he tries to win over the older man, the lighthearted priest gathers the local ruffians into a … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 19. “Going My Way”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 18. “I’ll Be Seeing You”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 18 – Perfect Code Film Feature #18 Today’s highlighted film is I'll Be Seeing You from 1944. This is the story of a soldier who meets a lady on a train and ends up spending his holiday leave with her family. They find themselves falling for each other, but each has a secret: he is plagued by … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 18. “I’ll Be Seeing You”

Code Concepts #3. Kissing, Counting, and the Rail Bird Myth

Every Thursday in July, I am publishing a Code Concepts article instead of our usual Breening Thursday articles. In these articles, I explain frequently discussed rules, myths, and misconceptions about the Code. Perhaps the most famous rule of Breen Era Hollywood is that kisses could only last for three seconds under the Code. This is … Continue reading Code Concepts #3. Kissing, Counting, and the Rail Bird Myth

#CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: Madeleine Review (Clean Movie Month — #3)” by Sally Silverscreen

The below article was published on 18 Cinema Lane by Sally Silverscreen on July 17 as her third entry in #CleanMovieMonth85. See the original post here. When I discovered the film, Madeleine, on Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM’s) website, the movie’s premise is what caught my attention. I recorded the film on my DVR and saved it for a special … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Guest Article: “Take 3: Madeleine Review (Clean Movie Month — #3)” by Sally Silverscreen

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 17. “Great Guy”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 17 – Perfect Code Film Feature #17 Today’s highlighted film is Great Guy from 1936. This is the story of an energetic deputy of weights and measures who uses all his fighting Irish spirit to catch dishonesty in business. His personal happiness may be threatened by his duty when he realizes that his fiancee's beloved employer is … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 17. “Great Guy”

#CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 16. “King of the Newsboys”

#CleanMovieMonth85 July 16 – Perfect Code Film Feature #16 Today’s highlighted film is King of the Newsboys from 1938. This is the story of a pugnacious foundling from the poor side of New York whose brawling has prevented him from keeping a job. When his childhood sweetheart leaves him for a wealthy gambler, he determines to be a success … Continue reading #CleanMovieMonth85 Perfect Code Film Features – 16. “King of the Newsboys”