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Twentieth Century quotes

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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.

Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: Charles Bruce Millholland, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genre: comedy, romance
Year: 1934
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 11 May 1934
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

74 Clips & Quotes

Let' s do this thing correctly - Twentieth Century 00:38
Let' s do this thing correctly
Give me the chalk - Twentieth Century 00:48
Give me the chalk
We're going into action - Twentieth Century 00:32
We're going into action
That' s just like the Irish - Twentieth Century 00:22
That' s just like the Irish
You're ruining my negligee - Twentieth Century 00:16
You're ruining my negligee
That's an inspiration - Twentieth Century 00:20
That's an inspiration
How little you know the real Lily Garland - Twentieth Century 00:56
How little you know the real Lily Garland
Our troubles are over - Twentieth Century 00:48
Our troubles are over
Don't talk about money matters now - Twentieth Century 00:44
Don't talk about money matters now
I've had my ear to the ground like an Indian - Twentieth Century 00:21
I've had my ear to the ground like an Indian
They got me down - Twentieth Century 00:40
They got me down
With my back against the wall - Twentieth Century 00:42
With my back against the wall
What was the name of the minnesinger who cracked about - Twentieth Century 00:31
What was the name of the minnesinger who cracked about
Let' s tell His Highness they've pitched their wigwam next door - Twentieth Century 00:23
Let' s tell His Highness they've pitched their wigwam next...
I've had enough - Twentieth Century 00:21
I've had enough
They should never have taken it away from the Indians - Twentieth Century 00:38
They should never have taken it away from the Indians
I'll tell you what you are - Twentieth Century 00:47
I'll tell you what you are
I've taken all the bullying from you I'm going to - Twentieth Century 00:41
I've taken all the bullying from you I'm going to
Don't be nervous - Twentieth Century 00:54
Don't be nervous
I have been looking forward to this little occasion for some time - Twentieth Century 02:01
I have been looking forward to this little occasion for some...
What' s the matter - Twentieth Century 00:29
What' s the matter
What' s your name - Twentieth Century 00:14
What' s your name
There's only one blonde roosting on this foul stage - Twentieth Century 00:22
There's only one blonde roosting on this foul stage
There's no one stopping us - Twentieth Century 00:18
There's no one stopping us
Is on account of your wife - Twentieth Century 00:34
Is on account of your wife
I'll make the supreme gesture - Twentieth Century 00:32
I'll make the supreme gesture
What is therein - Twentieth Century 00:20
What is therein
Stop making those awful faces - Twentieth Century 00:18
Stop making those awful faces
The lies he told about me and my mom - Twentieth Century 00:25
The lies he told about me and my mom
I've let that egomaniac jump up and down on my stomach for the last 16 years - Twentieth Century 00:29
I've let that egomaniac jump up and down on my stomach for...
If you want privacy - Twentieth Century 00:22
If you want privacy
He made a million dollars off me - Twentieth Century 00:35
He made a million dollars off me
The sorrows of life are the joys of art - Twentieth Century 00:19
The sorrows of life are the joys of art
I don't want him - Twentieth Century 00:23
I don't want him
What do you want - Twentieth Century 00:22
What do you want
Get Oliver with that contract - Twentieth Century 00:30
Get Oliver with that contract
What did she say - Twentieth Century 00:34
What did she say
If I'm a genius - Twentieth Century 00:24
If I'm a genius
You go back and tell that fake Svengali I wouldn't wipe my feet on him if he were starving - Twentieth Century 00:30
You go back and tell that fake Svengali I wouldn't wipe my...
Give me a double bicarbonate of soda - Twentieth Century 00:27
Give me a double bicarbonate of soda
You're in America now - Twentieth Century 00:19
You're in America now
I can't believe it - Twentieth Century 01:04
I can't believe it
I'm offering you your last chance to become immortal - Twentieth Century 01:04
I'm offering you your last chance to become immortal
What do you know about anything - Twentieth Century 00:36
What do you know about anything
Could get together again with Miss Seltzer - Twentieth Century 00:28
Could get together again with Miss Seltzer
Why do they keep hammering at me - Twentieth Century 00:20
Why do they keep hammering at me
He won't kill himself - Twentieth Century 00:20
He won't kill himself
You're complete - Twentieth Century 00:29
You're complete
What we need is a play - Twentieth Century 00:26
What we need is a play
There's a message I want to go with those gardenias - Twentieth Century 00:33
There's a message I want to go with those gardenias
No matter what I may say - Twentieth Century 00:35
No matter what I may say
I'm in no mood for a lot of fuzzy lamentations - Twentieth Century 00:17
I'm in no mood for a lot of fuzzy lamentations
What are you talking about - Twentieth Century 00:55
What are you talking about
So that's what it was - Twentieth Century 01:08
So that's what it was
And you wanted my respect - Twentieth Century 00:59
And you wanted my respect
I've often thought I might like to devote myself to the theater - Twentieth Century 00:37
I've often thought I might like to devote myself to the...
Once I actually compelled her to admit it looked like rain - Twentieth Century 00:41
Once I actually compelled her to admit it looked like rain
Whether you know it or not - Twentieth Century 00:39
Whether you know it or not
Did you hear that - Twentieth Century 00:15
Did you hear that
Get me a bottle of gin - Twentieth Century 00:26
Get me a bottle of gin
You foul Corsican - Twentieth Century 01:19
You foul Corsican
You squalling litle amateur - Twentieth Century 00:30
You squalling litle amateur
I never thought I should sink so low as to become an actor - Twentieth Century 00:22
I never thought I should sink so low as to become an actor
Those movies you were in - Twentieth Century 00:46
Those movies you were in
Every minute with every breath - Twentieth Century 00:22
Every minute with every breath
They are the only true actors we have left - Twentieth Century 00:24
They are the only true actors we have left
Is Oscar Jaffe on this train - Twentieth Century 00:39
Is Oscar Jaffe on this train
No cooperation from anybody - Twentieth Century 00:20
No cooperation from anybody
I'm offering you a last chance to become immortal - Twentieth Century 00:34
I'm offering you a last chance to become immortal
I could tell it through that screaming - Twentieth Century 00:18
I could tell it through that screaming
All those opera tenors - Twentieth Century 00:37
All those opera tenors
Who told her that her phone was tapped - Twentieth Century 00:22
Who told her that her phone was tapped
Tell her I'm dying - Twentieth Century 00:17
Tell her I'm dying
That's the trouble with you - Twentieth Century 00:47
That's the trouble with you

Cast

Oscar Jaffe - John Barrymore
Lily Garland formerly Mildred Plotka - Carole Lombard
Oliver Webb - Walter Connolly
Owen O'Malley - Roscoe Karns
George Smith - Ralph Forbes
Max Jacobs - Charles Lane
Matthew J. Clark - Etienne Girardot
Sadie - Dale Fuller
Oscar McGonigle - Edgar Kennedy
Beard #1 - Herman Bing
Train Secretary - Lynton Brent
Black Stage Showgirl - Anita Brown
Sheriff - James Burke
Train Conductor - James P. Burtis
Cameraman - Eddy Chandler
Treasurer - Nick Copeland
Flannigan - Pat Flaherty
Colonel Merriweather in Play - Clarence Geldert
Stage Actor - Arnold Gray
Reporter - Sherry Hall
Black Train Waiter - Kid Herman
Dr. Johnson - Howard Hickman
Train Detective - Fred Kelsey
Beard #2 - Lee Kohlmar
Mulligan - Frank Marlowe
Emmy Lou in Play - Mary Jo Mathews
Marquee Man - Frank Mills
McGonigle's Assistant - King Mojave
Stagehand - Frank O'Connor
Reporter - Charles O'Malley
Myrtle Schultz - Gigi Parrish
Brother in Play - Steve Pendleton
Uncle Remus in Play - George Reed
Train Detective - Ky Robinson
Poster Artist - Harry Semels
Stage Actress - Irene Thompson
George Washington Jones - Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Charwoman - Lillian West
Black Stage Actor - Buddy Williams