Twentieth Century

Edition no. 208

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Licensor
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Directed by: Howard Hawks

The second film Howard Hawks (The Criminal Code) made at Columbia Pictures is among his greatest works. John Barrymore plays a theatre impresario down on his luck. Carole Lombard is his former protégé, now a major star. When the two meet by chance aboard the Twentieth Century locomotive, their love-hate relationship is reignited.

Now recognised as a classic, Twentieth Century is the film which established the template for the screwball comedy – and made Lombard a star. 

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Audio commentary with film critic and writer Farran Smith Nehme (2021)
  • Stars in Her Eyes (2021, 17 mins): academic Lucy Bolton discusses the film career of actor Carole Lombard
  • Peter Bogdanovich Recommends ‘Twentieth Century’ (1989, 5 mins): appreciation by the acclaimed filmmaker
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • The Campbell Playhouse: ‘Twentieth Century’ (1939, 57 mins): radio adaptation starring Orson Welles and Elissa Landi
  • Austin Film Society trailer (2016)
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, Howard Hawks on Twentieth Century, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

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