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Twentieth Century (20th Century) (1934)

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Starring (View all)
John Barrymore John Barrymore
Oscar Jaffe
Carole Lombard Carole Lombard
Lily Garland formerly 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
Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot
Matthew J. Clark
Dale Fuller Dale Fuller
Sadie


Written by (View all)
Ben Hecht Ben Hecht
(screenplay) and
Charles MacArthur Charles MacArthur
(screenplay)


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Overacting at its Finest

8 years, 4 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 egomaniac Oscar Jaffe delivering one of my favou... read more

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1 year, 3 months ago at Sep 6 16:48
2 votes
(OK) Hawks improving his comedy skills. Barrymore is a mischieving genious toying with Lombard. The train is a good vehicle de fasten rythm and proceedings...
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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), Screwball (5), Comedy (5), 1930s (4), Train (3), 1934 (3), Actress (3), Director (3), Drunkenness (2), Pre-code (2), Sort (2), Comedies (2), Actresses (2), On-the-road (2), Vintage (2), Trains (2), Actors (2), Usa (2), Recommended (1)
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TCM’s Essentials Vol 2: Another 52 Must See Movies (52 movies items)

"“Of all my grandfather’s movies, Twentieth Century might be my favorite…. I always love films poke fun at actors. In this film, my grandfather says things like, ‘I never thought I’d stoop so low as to become an actor.’ Actors are very eccentric, to say it in the nicest way.” - Drew Barrymore “This is the movie in which Carole Lombard emerged as a really first-rate comedienne…. I also find it very poignant that this is the last important film John Barrymore ever starred in…."


fernando posted a review 1 year, 3 months ago

“(OK) Hawks improving his comedy skills. Barrymore is a mischieving genious toying with Lombard. The train is a good vehicle de fasten rythm and proceedings...” read more

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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, b”

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"THE CLASSICS YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN BY NOW John Barrymore It must have taken a lot of energy to star in a great screwball comedy. Watch Rosalind Russell in the second half of His Girl Friday, for example. At a screwball climax, the situation runs at a fever pitch, and the actors have to keep up with the pace. Sometimes, the great screwball films feel designed to keep the audience in a continuous belly laugh for their duration. One such performance is John Barrymore’s in Howard Hawks’ screwball"



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