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Twentieth Century

Year: 1934
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Featuring: John Barrymore / Carole Lombard / Roscoe Karns
Running time: 91min
Certificate: U

Seminal Howard Hawks screwball, played by John Barrymore and Carole Lombard with the brakes off and no holds barred.

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Synopsis

‘They didn’t have leading men and leading women make damn fools of themselves like they did in that picture,’ said Hawks of this seminal screwball, played by John Barrymore and Carole Lombard with the brakes off and no holds barred. Oscar Jaffe (Barrymore) is a Svengali-ish actor-manager, Mildred Plotka (Lombard) his protégée. A paean to the mettle of theatricality and the vitality of frauds, brilliantly adapted from their own play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.


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