Pre-Code sex films refers to movies made in the Pre-Code Hollywood era between the introduction of sound in the late s and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code in , which contained sexual references . described in the Encyclopedia of Hollywood as "the reigning sex symbol of the s.
Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the brief era in the American film industry between the widespread adoption of sound in pictures in and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines, popularly known as the " Hays Code", in mid . Sexual relations outside of marriage could not be portrayed as attractive and.
Still, pre-Code cinema was perhaps a little too grim for some, .. the reigning sex symbol of the early s and one of the defining faces of the.