Twentieth Century

1934, Comedy, 1h 31m

28 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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When down-on-his-luck Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore) meets his discovery and former flame, Lily Garland (Carole Lombard), on the glamorous 20th Century Limited train between Chicago and New York, he uses every scheme at his disposal to win the movie star back both professionally and romantically. However, Lily, along with her new beau, George (Ralph Forbes), and Jaffe's rival producer, Max Jacobs (Charles Levison), who hired Lily to star in his latest play, have other plans.

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  • Jul 02, 2021
    Barrymore and Lombard make for a delightfully insane duo and using the director/actor relationship in this fashion is a great idea.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2010
    A pretty funny comedy, but very predictable.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2009
    great early screwball comedy with a hilarious performance by john barrymore as a hammy broadway producer and carole lombard as his adorable diva. hawks soon perfected his rapid-fire style with bringing up baby and his girl friday
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2007
    John Barrymore and Carole Lombard ham it up as thespians who are each other's best audience ... and maybe the only audience the other cares for. The one liners zing like hail in a storm.
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