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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17 April 1958 (USA)  »

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

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Peter O'toole almost played John Barrymore in 1970 for Sam Spiegel. Unfortunately " Goodnight Sweet Prince" never made it into production. In " My Favourite Year" , Peter O'toole plays a thinly disguised version of Errol Flynn! 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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John Barrymore: [after Diana loses her fishing pole in the water] The fish have to win sometimes. Otherwise they get suspicious.
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I'm Just Wild About Harry
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Lyrics by Noble Sissle
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Where is Dorothy Malone now?
9 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dorothy Malone was fantastic in this somewhat depressing film. Her outstanding performance really captured the rise of a promising real actress, Diana Barrymore, and her ultimate downfall. Malone seems to be a very under-appreciated actress. She was so good in this film as well as The Last Voyage (a disaster film reminiscent of "Titanic" that was made in the early 60's) and in Man of a Thousand Faces, a biography of Lon Chaney.

This could have been just another 50's melodrama, but Malone brings so much poise, authenticity, pathos, and spirit to the role of Diana that it raises the film above similar Hollywood biographies.

Does anyone know where Malone is now? She must be in her 80's.


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