Breening Thursday #51. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from 1931 by Rebekah Brannan; #AMonthWithoutTheCode #6

This article was written by Rebekah Brannan as part of the Breening Thursdays series. It's that time of year again, folks! For all of August #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 we will be limiting our watching and reviewing to films made outside of the American Breen era (1934-1954), when Joseph Breen was head of the Production Code Administration (PCA). This month … Continue reading Breening Thursday #51. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from 1931 by Rebekah Brannan; #AMonthWithoutTheCode #6

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #5: “Silk Stockings” from 1957; Geoffrey Shurlock’s Birthday

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #5 – Silk Stockings (1957) Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Janis Paige Production Notes: Director: Rouben Mamoulian, Producer: Arthur Freed, Production Company: MGM Premise: When a Russian pianist and composer decides to stay in Paris to write the score for a Hollywood producer's film, the Soviet Union sends three agents to bring … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #5: “Silk Stockings” from 1957; Geoffrey Shurlock’s Birthday

100 New Code Films – #62. “The Hoodlum Saint” from 1946; “Esther Dries Off”

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100 New Code Films article. In all but four weeks this year, I will watch and review two American Breen Era (1934-1954) movies which I have never seen before. In the other four weeks, I will only watch and review one to equal the planned 100 new … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #62. “The Hoodlum Saint” from 1946; “Esther Dries Off”

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #4: “To Catch a Thief” from 1955; Hitchcock’s Suggestive Suspense

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #4 – To Catch a Thief (1955) Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Jessie Royce Landis Production Notes: Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Producer: Alfred Hitchcock, Production Company: Paramount Pictures Premise: When mysterious jewel burglaries start terrorizing the French Riviera, the number one suspect is a retired jewel thief formerly known as the Cat. Since the … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #4: “To Catch a Thief” from 1955; Hitchcock’s Suggestive Suspense

100 New Code Films – #61.”Two Smart People” from 1946; “Lucy Gets Smart” for The I Love Lucy Blogathon

Today is Friday, time to publish the first 100 New Code Films article of August. Although August is #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020, the month which we have dedicated to avoiding American Breen Era (1934-1954) films, I must continue reviewing two new Code films each week to reach my goal of reviewing 100 films in all. However, I won't … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #61.”Two Smart People” from 1946; “Lucy Gets Smart” for The I Love Lucy Blogathon

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 Guest Article: “Take 3: Marnie Review (A Month Without the Code — #1)” by Sally Silverscreen

The below article was published on 18 Cinema Lane by Sally Silverscreen on August 5 as her first entry in #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020. See the original post here. For the 4th Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon, I wanted to review a movie that was released after 1954 or before 1934. This is because I’m also participating in Pure Entertainment Preservation Society’s … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 Guest Article: “Take 3: Marnie Review (A Month Without the Code — #1)” by Sally Silverscreen

Breening Thursday #50. “Jupiter’s Darling” from 1955; #AMonthWithoutTheCode #3

This August is #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020, PEPS's third month-long study of un-Code films. Since 2018, we dedicate every August to the exclusive watching and reviewing (for the most part) of movies made outside the American Breen Era (1934-1954). Rather than making us forget the Code, this month gives us a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the … Continue reading Breening Thursday #50. “Jupiter’s Darling” from 1955; #AMonthWithoutTheCode #3

News and Updates

Today, I am taking a brief respite from my #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 posts to provide some updates about my writing which has recently appeared outside of PEPS. Each month, one or two articles I wrote are published in The Epoch Times. They all appear online, and all the recent ones are published in the national print editions, … Continue reading News and Updates

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #2: “If a Man Answers” from 1962

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #2 – If a Man Answers (1962) Cast: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Micheline Presle Production Notes: Director: Henry Levin, Producer: Ross Hunter, Production Company: Universal Pictures Premise: A beautiful blonde with a French mother from the Folies-Bergere and a wealthy, stuffy Bostonian father meets a commercial photographer, but she wants to do more … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #2: “If a Man Answers” from 1962

#AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #1: “Phffft!” from 1954

August: #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020! #1 - Phffft! (1954) Cast: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Carson Production Notes: Director: Mark Robson, Producer: Fred Kohlmar, Production Company: Columbia Pictures Premise: After eight years of marriage, a lawyer and a successful television authoress decide to get a divorce. After they "phffft," the husband's playboy playwright friend tries to fix him … Continue reading #AMonthWithoutTheCode2020 #1: “Phffft!” from 1954