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The Great Profile (1940)

 -  Comedy  -  30 August 1940 (USA)
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Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Evans Garrick
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Sylvia
Gregory Ratoff ...
Boris Mefoofsky
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Richard Lansing
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Mary Maxwell
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Dr. Bruce
Edward Brophy ...
Sylvester
Willie Fung ...
Joan Valerie ...
Understudy
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Director
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Tony
Hal K. Dawson ...
Ticket Seller
William Pawley ...
Electrician
Eddie Dunn ...
Furniture Man
James Flavin ...
Detective
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Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy

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Release Date:

30 August 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den stora profilen  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Barrymore did not memorize any of his lines for the film, but read them from a blackboard. He never missed a cue or muffed a speech, which is credited for bringing in the film 5 days ahead of schedule, thereby saving the studio an estimated $25,000. See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played on a trumpet by John Barrymore but probably dubbed
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The 17 Year Old Anne Baxter
13 March 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was Anne Baxter's second film in her debut year, and as a 17 year old she had quite a posh voice and the beauty of youth. Her facial structure was exactly the same as we came to know her in later films, but she hadn't yet developed her dark beauty. She had a button nose and small pursed lips that promised sensuality. Apart from that, not much in this film.


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