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Twentieth Century


Dir. Howard Hawks. 1934, 91 mins. 35mm. With John Barrymore, Carole Lombard. A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career. This seminal screwball classic was described by Andrew Sarris as “the first comedy in which sexually attractive, sophisticated stars indulged in their own slapstick instead of delegating it to their inferiors.”

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