This classic screwball comedy takes us on a train ride back to old Hollywood circa 1934, a time when glitz and glam truly meant everything.
We meet Oscar Jaffe, an egomaniacal Broadway director, and Lily Garland, the chorus girl he transformed into a leading lady years earlier. Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, Oscar boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters Lily, now a temperamental Hollywood star. Desperate to return to his glory years, Oscar is determined to get her back under contract and back in his bed. One small problem: his former protégé will have nothing to do with him. As the legendary Twentieth Century train travels from Chicago to New York City, Oscar, with a mere twenty hours at his disposal, will stop at nothing to persuade Lily to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. If he fails, it's the end of the line.