I just watched this amazing movie for the first time yesterday. I haven't had time to put together a coherent post yet, but I just had to gush. The picture says it all: this movie kicks ass. Twentieth Century is up there with Design for Living as my favorite pre-code comedy. One of the things that definitely makes this movie pre-code (besides the living in sin subtext and the religious lunatic) is the amount of Carole Lombard lounging around dishabille. Typical pre-code cheesecake gambits abound including changing in front of the camera, losing the belt for that robe, etc. Walter Connoly and Roscoe Kerns are brilliant. Also: I'm now a total Barrymore fanatic.
Author of three books about classic film stars published under the name "Jenny Curtis," Jenny is equally well-known in the world of classic movie geekdom as "Nipper." If you've ever seen Bringing Up Baby or The Awful Truth, you may remember "Jerry the Nipper" on which the nom de blog is an obvious pun. If you haven't seen those movies quit reading this dang blog already and start watching some movies.
Deborah has graciously agreed to assist with copy editing at Cinema OCD. No longer will my readers have to suffer with incorrect use of the word "its." Deborah is a freelance writer and author of Other People's Children.