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Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

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.
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Writers
Charles Bruce Millholland (play "Napoleon of Broadway") | Ben Hecht (screenplay) | Charles MacArthur (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Joseph H. August (as Joseph August)
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$9,800
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Release date
May 11, 1934 (United States)

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43 cast members
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John Barrymore
Oscar Jaffe Oscar Jaffe   See fewer
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Carole Lombard
Lily Garland formerly Mildred Plotka Lily Garland formerly Mildred Plotka   See fewer
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Walter Connolly
Oliver Webb Oliver Webb   See fewer
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Roscoe Karns
Owen O'Malley Owen O'Malley   See fewer
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Ralph Forbes
George Smith George Smith   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Max Jacobs (as Charles Levison) Max Jacobs (as Charles Levison)   See fewer
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Etienne Girardot
Matthew J. Clark Matthew J. Clark   See fewer
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Edgar Kennedy
Oscar McGonigle Oscar McGonigle   See fewer
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Herman Bing
Beard #1 (uncredited) Beard #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Train Secretary (uncredited) Train Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anita Brown
Black Stage Showgirl (uncredited) Black Stage Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Burke
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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James P. Burtis
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Treasurer (uncredited) Treasurer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Flannigan (uncredited) Flannigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Geldart
Colonel Merriweather in Play (uncredited) Colonel Merriweather in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnold Gray
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Sherry Hall
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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A.R. Haysel
Bob (uncredited) Bob (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kid Herman
Black Train Waiter (uncredited) Black Train Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
Dr. Johnson (uncredited) Dr. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Train Detective (uncredited) Train Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Kohlmar
Beard #2 (uncredited) Beard #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Mulligan (uncredited) Mulligan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Jo Mathews
Emmy Lou in Play (uncredited) Emmy Lou in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Marquee Man (uncredited) Marquee Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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King Mojave
McGonigle's Assistant (uncredited) McGonigle's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles O'Malley
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Offerman Jr.
Page Boy (uncredited) Page Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gigi Parrish
Myrtle Schultz (uncredited) Myrtle Schultz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Pendleton
Brother in Play (uncredited) Brother in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Reed
Uncle Remus in Play (uncredited) Uncle Remus in Play (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ky Robinson
Train Detective (uncredited) Train Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Poster Artist (uncredited) Poster Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clifford Thompson
Lockwood (uncredited) Lockwood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Thompson
Stage Actress (uncredited) Stage Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
George Washington Jones (uncredited) George Washington Jones (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian West
Charwoman (uncredited) Charwoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Williams
Black Stage Actor (uncredited) Black Stage Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 5,411 votes