“Twentieth Century” quotes(1934)
Plot – A cunning manager and playwright launches a novice actress who gains a lot of success. Then the two have a complicated relationship and she flees to Hollywood where she becomes a celebrated diva, while the manager is left alone and goes into bankruptcy. One day he meets the woman on the "XX Century", a luxury train, and he stages a fantastic comedy in order to convince her to sign back a contract with him.
All actors – John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Lane, Etienne Girardot, Dale Fuller, Edgar Kennedy, Billie Seward, Herman Bing, Lynton Brentshow all
“Twentieth Century” Quotes 14 quotes
“Yes, I tried to save you pain. I lied, yes, only to save you.”
“- George Smith: And you wanted my respect!
- Lily Garland, aka Mildred Plotka: Who cares about your respect? I'm too big to be respected. The men I've known have understood that.”
“How about your name in electric lights bigger than everybody's, and your delusion that you were a Shakespeare and a Napoleon and a Grand Lama of Tibet all rolled into one?”
“- Oscar Jaffe: I'm offering you a last chance to become immortal.
- Lily Garland, aka Mildred Plotka: Then I've decided to stay mortal with responsible management.”
“We're not people, we're lithographs. We don't know anything about love unless it's written and rehearsed. We're only real in between curtains.”
“Love blinded me. That was the trouble between us as producer and artist.”
“He won't shoot himself. It would please too many people.”
“- Owen O'Malley: Sadie, get me a bottle of gin. I've only got an hour to live.
- Sadie: I wish that were true.”
“No cooperation from anybody. Never mind. I'll carry through alone.”
“- Mathew J. Clark: I've often thought I might like to devote myself to the theater. Would you think there might be a place for me?
- Oliver Webb: Oh yes, yes. Probably fill a long-felt want.”
“- Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka: He'll tell you what I am: a first-class passenger entitled to privileges.
- George Smith: Oh, an artist!”
“It's typical of my career that in the great crisis of life, I should stand flanked by two incompetent alcoholics.”
“I never thought I should sink so low as to become an actor.”
“Before we begin I want you all to remember one thing. No matter what I may say, no matter what I may do on this stage during our work... I love you all.”