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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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Walter Gerhardt
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Robert Wilcox (as Edward Kemmer)
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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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Errol Flynn was a friend of Barrymore's in Hollywood during the time frame depicted in the film. See more »

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The film infers that Diana Barrymore's career ended as a result of the bad preview audience reaction to her first and only film and her refusal to go back and do retakes; actually, she had a leading role in six films over a two year period, and reviewers tended to be polite and complimentary, although not enthusiastic. See more »

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John Howard: [to Diana] Are you scared of me... or you?
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References The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) See more »

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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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Lyrics by Noble Sissle
Music by Eubie Blake
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A masochistic wallow...enjoyable, nonetheless, especially with Malone in the lead
10 July 2012 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Dorothy Malone does very fine work portraying Diana Barrymore, the daughter of alcoholic actor John Barrymore, a young woman with dreams of carving out her own niche in show business before succumbing to the same demons which dogged her father. The picture, however, is little more than a potboiler, co-written by director Art Napoleon with Jo Napoleon, from the book by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank. Errol Flynn is solid as John Barrymore, and there's a sweet supporting performance from Martin Milner as a family friend (Milner's final scene, revealing a bald head, is especially good). Still, this movie about the movies seems lackluster and naive, not to mention under-produced. For buffs, a somewhat enjoyable wallow with a quiet, even pace, and Malone manages to be sympathetic on the road to ruin without becoming a nuisance. **1/2 from ****


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