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Twentieth Century (1934) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hawks and Harry Cohn.

Twentieth Century was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2011.

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Twentieth Century (1934)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 16, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Twentieth Century (1934) On January 16, 2017January 16, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized The absolutely wonderful Carole Lombard is the subject of the much-anticipated blogathon hosted by Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, and since I?m a gigantic fan... Read full article


Twentieth Century (1934)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 23, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Twentieth Century (1934) On March 23, 2016March 23, 2016 By Carol When I posted that photo of Carole Lombard the other day, I suddenly realized I haven’t talked about one of my very favorite screwball comedies, the hilarious Twentieth Century (1934). The plot, if ... Read full article


TWENTIETH CENTURY. ( 1934 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Feb 8, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

“TWENTIETH CENTURY” ( 1934 ). Well folks, I’m up to my second movie for ‘Screwball Comedy Month’. It was a hard choice picking what film out of my seven choices?to review next, but I wanted to do a Carole Lombard one, so that narrowed it down. The Carole film I’ve... Read full article


“TWENTIETH CENTURY” ( 1934 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Feb 7, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

“TWENTIETH CENTURY” ( 1934 ). Well folks, I’m up to my second movie for ‘Screwball Comedy Month’. It was a hard choice picking what film out of my seven choices?to review next, but I wanted to do a Carole Lombard one, so that narrowed it down. The Carole film I’ve... Read full article


TWENTIETH CENTURY ( 1934 )

By Theresa Brown on Feb 1, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

“TWENTIETH CENTURY“?is a laugh out loud riot. I am not really a screwball comedy nerd, per se. Too wild, too frenetic, slow brain, I can’t keep up. But there’s something about “Twentieth Century” that just finally clicked with me. Maybe not with screwball in gener... Read full article


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Quotes from

Oscar Jaffe: Now, before we begin I want you all to remember one thing. No matter what I may say... no matter what I may do on this stage during our work... I love you all.


Oscar Jaffe: When I love a woman, I'm an Oriental. It never goes. It never dies.
Lily Garland, aka Mildred Plotka: Phooey.
Oscar Jaffe: Love blinded me. That was the trouble between us as producer and artist.
Lily Garland, aka Mildred Plotka: So that's what it was, was it? How about your name in electric lights bigger than everybody's, and your delusion that you were a Shakespeare and a Napoleon and a Grand Lama of Tibet all rolled into one?


Oliver Webb: O.J., suppose - just hypothetically, of course - that you, Mr. Bromo, could get together again with Miss Seltzer.


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In the original 1932 Broadway play were Etienne Girardot (who re-creates his role for this film), Granville Bates, William Frawley, Joseph Crehan and Dennie Moore. A 1950 revival of the play starred Gloria Swanson. A 2004 revival starred Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche. The first Broadway production opened on December 29, 1932 at the Broadhurst Theater and ran for 152 performances.
John Barrymore once said that the role of Oscar was "a role that comes once in a lifetime" and even deemed this his favorite of all the movies he appeared in.
O'Malley jokes that Jaffe is now calling himself Hemingway and has shot himself, a grim precursor of the writer's death.
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Twentieth Century

Released 1934
Inducted 2011
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