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Too Much, Too Soon (1958)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  17 April 1958 (USA)
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The daughter of iconic actor John Barrymore becomes reunited with her father after a ten year estrangement and engages in his self-destructive lifestyle.

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The movie tells the true story of Diana Barrymore, a theatrical actress who acted on both stage and screen was once part of the legendary Barrymore family. Behind the cameras and backstage, Diana Barrymore would suffer through alcohol and drugs. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Too Much, Too Soon: The Daring Story of Diana Barrymore  »

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After wrapping this production, Director of Photography Carl E. Guthrie would be shooting on the same sets for the low budget thriller "Frankenstein 1970" (1958). See more »

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The script tells us that, at the time of his death in 1942, John Barrymore had not worked in five years. Truth of the matter is that he had prominent roles in two films in 1939, two in 1940, and two in 1941, and at least four of them, Midnight, The Great Man Votes, The Great Profile, and _The Invisible Woman_ (1940), are quite notable and still shown today on cable television. See more »

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Diana Barrymore: I don't want to write a book about my life. Living it was bad enough!
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Lyrics by Noble Sissle
Music by Eubie Blake
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Too Much Diana, Too Little Jack
15 July 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After ten years with a domineering mother, pretty teenager Dorothy Malone (as Diana Barrymore) goes to visit her father, legendary actor Errol Flynn (as John Barrymore). They get along well, but Mr. Flynn reveals himself as irresponsible and leaves Ms. Malone for a yacht party. When she grows up, Malone moves into her father's Hollywood mansion. The Gothic palace has been stripped of most furniture. Flynn lives with a caged eagle and companion John Dennis (as Walter Gerhardt), who tries to keep the boss sober. Malone decides to follow in her father's footsteps and become an actress...

"Too Much, Too Soon" (subtitled "The Daring Story of Diana Barrymore") is fine when dealing with Flynn, the eagle and Mr. Dennis. Flynn's follow-up to "The Sun Also Rises" (1957) gave him an opportunity to cap his career as "best dissipated supporting actor"; no doubt drawing from experience, his sobering characterization gives the film some real depth. But, he's far from the story's main subject. Poor Malone, shot to look like a little girl in the opening scenes, is put through episodic segments resembling 1950s documentaries warning young women that alcohol will lead them to nymphomania.

***** Too Much, Too Soon (4/17/58) Art Napoleon ~ Dorothy Malone, Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Ray Danton


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