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Twentieth Century (1934)

Twentieth Century
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John Barrymore John Barrymore
Oscar Jaffe
Carole Lombard Carole Lombard
Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka
Walter Connolly Walter Connolly
Oliver Webb
Roscoe Karns Roscoe Karns
Owen O'Malley
Ralph Forbes Ralph Forbes
George Smith
Charles Lane Charles Lane
Max Jacobs aka Max Mandelbaum
Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot
Mathew J. Clark
Dale Fuller Dale Fuller
Sadie


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Charles Bruce Millholland Charles Bruce Millholland
Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
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Overacting at its Finest

2 years, 6 months ago at Jul 14 23:22
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John Barrymore in Twentieth Century. Simply put. Every once in a while I may stumble upon a screen performance which leaves an indelible impression, brings me new levels of respect towards a performer, and to even write a review. That’s the effect John Barrymore’s tour de force had on me in Twentieth Century. Barrymore is an absolute beast as the ego maniac Oscar Jaffe, delivering one of my fa... read more
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career
Release date: 11 May 1934
UPC: 043396106710
Tags: Romance (6), Comedy (5), 1930s (5), 1934 (5), Screwball (5), Train (3), Pre-code (3), Actress (3), Usa (3), Director (3), Drunkenness (2), Sort (2), Comedies (2), Vintage (2), On-the-road (2), Actors (2), Trains (2), Actresses (2), Classic (2), Edgar Kennedy (1)
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Overacting at its Finest

“John Barrymore in Twentieth Century. Simply put. Every once in a while I may stumble upon a screen performance which leaves an indelible impression, brings me new levels of respect towards a performer, and to even write a review. That’s the effect John Barrymore’s tour de force had on me in Twentieth Century. Barrymore is an absolute beast as the ego maniac Oscar Jaffe, delivering one of my favourite film performances ever. Barrymore had earned the reputation of being a ham actor, although that’s perhaps the nasty way of putting it. Theatrical style acting may seem outdated and laughable to many nowadays, but it is a style onto itself. When Barrymore asked director Howard Hawks why he should play the role of Oscar, Hawks replied, “It’s the story of the biggest ham on Earth, and y” read more

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