100 New Code Films – #83. “Malaya” from 1949; Spencer Solo

Today is Monday, and I'm going to begin this week with a 100 New Code Films article. In all but four weeks of 2020, I will write two articles in this series. Each article is a review of an American Breen Era (1934-1954) film which I have seen for the first time recently. I call … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #83. “Malaya” from 1949; Spencer Solo

100 New Code Films – #82. “Mary of Scotland” from 1936; Queen Katharine

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article, the second for this week. This is the end of probably the busiest week in the blogosphere all year! Four blogathons were hosted this weekend. Not only did I participate in all these blogathons, but I added to the mayhem by hosting … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #82. “Mary of Scotland” from 1936; Queen Katharine

Breening Thursday #55. “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” from 2002; Meeting Young Vader for The Everything Star Wars Blogathon

This article was written by Tiffany and Rebekah Brannan as part of the Breening Thursdays series. Today is not Thursday, so why are we publishing a Breening Thursday article? We had every intention of this article coming out on Thursday, but our 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon ended on Wednesday, so we didn't have time to finish … Continue reading Breening Thursday #55. “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” from 2002; Meeting Young Vader for The Everything Star Wars Blogathon

100 New Code Films – #81. “The Devil and Miss Jones” from 1941; Jean is an Angel

Today is Saturday, and I'm going to publish my first 100 New Code Films article of the week today. I was planning on publishing this article yesterday, but I decided to wait until after midnight so that this could be published on the official birthday of the actress I am honoring in it. As I … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #81. “The Devil and Miss Jones” from 1941; Jean is an Angel

A Tribute to Joseph I. Breen, “A Remarkable Man, Splendid Citizen, and Grand Boss”

Joseph I. Breen in 1934 How did Hollywood really feel about Joseph I. Breen? As the head of the Production Code Administration (PCA) from 1934 to 1954, Mr. Breen certainly told every filmmaker "no" to some project at least once, if not dozens of times. Since it was his job to make all films comply … Continue reading A Tribute to Joseph I. Breen, “A Remarkable Man, Splendid Citizen, and Grand Boss”

The Offenses of Oliver; Breening “Oliver Twist” from 1948 for The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! Today is the second day of The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon! This is our yearly celebration of Joseph I. Breen's birthday here at PEPS. During this blogathon, we invite other writers to try their hand at breening, the process of self-regulating un-Code films which we do in our regular Breening … Continue reading The Offenses of Oliver; Breening “Oliver Twist” from 1948 for The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon

“The Invisible Man” from 1933 for “The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon” by Rebekah Brannan

In 1933, Universal Studios presented a film adaptation of H. G. Wells science fiction novel The Invisible Man. The main character in the film proved to be just that, not making an appearance until the last few seconds of the film, after he has died. Before that, he is only a voice and a maniacal … Continue reading “The Invisible Man” from 1933 for “The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon” by Rebekah Brannan

The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon is Here!

Ladies and gentlemen, The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon has arrived! Every October, PEPS dedicates a blogathon to Joseph I. Breen, the head of the Production Code Administration (PCA) from 1934 to 1954. This is the fourth year that we have hosted this blogathon around October 14, which is Joe Breen's birthday. This year, he … Continue reading The 4th Annual Great Breening Blogathon is Here!

100 New Code Films – #80. “Never Say Goodbye” from 1946; Eleanor as a Mother

Today I am going to publish my second 100 New Code Films article of the week. I usually publish such articles on Sunday, but I decided not to waist until the last minute this week, especially because this post is also an entry in a blogathon. The purpose of this series is stated by the … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #80. “Never Say Goodbye” from 1946; Eleanor as a Mother

100 New Code Films – #79. “The Secret Garden” from 1949

Today is Wednesday, but I decided to publish the first 100 New Code Films article of the week early because of my blogathon commitments next week. In all but four weeks during 2020, I have decided to watch and review two American Breen Era (1934-1954) movies for the first time. Well, I may not always … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #79. “The Secret Garden” from 1949