Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - Japanese - Optional

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Cinematography by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I close the iron door on you!"
  - Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore)

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 02/25/2005
"[T]hough the insults and argot reach exhilarating heights, the comedy is about possession more than romance, and the acid ending reflects a bracing sophistication."
USA Today - 02/25/2005
"[A] classic screwball comedy that made Carole Lombard a star and gave John Barrymore his greatest screen role."

Plot Synopsis:

Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore), a tyrannical Broadway producer, makes a star of shy Mildred Plotka (Carole Lombard), renaming her Lily Garland and beginning a stormy romance with her. After a series of hit shows Lily leaves Jaffe and heads for Hollywood. Jaffe's shows begin to decline and he has one flop after another. The bickering pair meet accidentally on the Twentieth Century Limited train bound for New York, and Jaffe must do whatever it takes to get Lily to come back to him. TWENTIETH CENTURY is a breathless screwball comedy featuring brilliant performances from Barrymore and Lombard.

Plot Keywords:

Actors | Actresses | Classic | On-The-Road | Recommended | Romance | Trains | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 11, 1934.

    The film is based on the play NAPOLEON OF BROADWAY, based loosely on legendary producer David Merrick; it was produced for the stage by George Abbott and Philip Dunning.
  • Most of the backstage theatrical scenes in the film were staged by Broadway veteran Barrymore.
  • The film was remade into the musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

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  • UPC: 043396106710
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