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Twentieth Century

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Time Out says

Hecht and MacArthur never wrote a better film script (or play) than this madcap tale of a theatrical producer chasing after his absconding star. Barrymore was an actor (and a drinker) after their own hearts, particularly since his grandiloquent gestures and delivery were then edging towards self-parody - exactly what the part of Oscar Jaffe, Broadway producer extraordinary, demands. And Lombard's mercurial beauty, Lily Garland, is a perfect match. Thanks to Hawks, the film not only takes place on an express train, it moves like one too.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Howard Hawks
  • Screenwriter:Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
  • Cast:
    • John Barrymore
    • Carole Lombard
    • Walter Connolly
    • Roscoe Karns
    • Etienne Girardot
    • Ralph Forbes
    • Edgar Kennedy
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