Twentieth Century

Charles Lane, Roscoe Karns, Carole Lombard, John Barrymore and Walter Connolly in  a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934).

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Twentieth Century

John Barrymore, surrounded by his minions, eyes Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century (19340

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Carole Lombard and John Barrymore are a perfect match in Twentieth Century (1934)

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John Barrymore and Carole Lombard in a publicity still for Twentieth Century (1934), Howard Hawks’ first sound comedy.

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The first Broadway production of Twentieth Century was in 1932.    Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur then adapted their play for the screen version with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard.  The first Broadway revival was in 1950 with Jose Ferrer and Gloria Swanson shortly after her big screen comeback in Sunset Boulevard.   The second revival was in 2004 with Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche.

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Roscoe Karns and Walter Connolly are John Barrymore’s minions in Twentieth Century (1934)

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Carole Lombard and John Barrymore in a publicity still for Twentieth Century (1934)

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John Barrymore as Oscar Jaffe in a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934)

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Roscoe Karns in a screencap from Twentieth Century (1934).  Roscoe was also in Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings and Mans Favorite Sport.

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Director John Barrymore’s stage directions get more complicated as rehearsals run late into the evening in Twentieth Century (1934)

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John Barrymore uses chalk to diagram directions for his latest stage production in Twentieth Century (1934)

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a screencap of the audience for Lily Garland’s first stage hit in Twentieth Century (1934)

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producer John Barrymore is surrounded by his minions and his accountant at rehearsals for his latest stage production in Twentieth Century (1934)

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On the Twentieth Century (1934), a luxury train of the day

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Ralph Forbes, Carole Lombard and John Barrymore in Twentieth Century (1934)