Jackson’s Pre-Code Essentials #45: TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Today’s post is the latest addition in our series of Pre-Code Essentials. Here’s the updated list.



45. Twentieth Century (1934)


A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away. Starring John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Levinson (Charles Lane) and Etienne Girardot. Screenplay by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Based on the play by Charles Bruce Millholland. Directed by Howard Hawks. Distributed by Columbia Pictures.




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2 thoughts on “Jackson’s Pre-Code Essentials #45: TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)

  1. Such a great film! When I saw it (after knowing the show), I was surprised that an aspect/moment were not originally in the film.

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