Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twentieth Century (1934)

"I close...the iron door!"

Considered the predecessor to the screwball comedy, this picture stars John Barrymore as an over-the-top producer and Carole Lombard as his rising protege. They're both nutty as fruitcakes and repeatedly steal the film out from under each other. Extremely funny and effervescent - there isn't a dull moment in the entire thing! "Excellent" is too understated a word - I want to get this for my personal collection.

I give this one:

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