January 26, 2001
7:30 p.m. Film screening | Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(American, 1934, 91 minutes, b&w, 35mm)
TWENTIETH CENTURY was the prototype for the screwball comedies of the 30s. It also propelled Carole Lombard into a star comedienne. An egomaniacal Broadway producer turns a chorus girl into a star only to have her turn her back on him and force him into bankruptcy. The film is based on the Broadway play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
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