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Too Much, Too Soon (1958)

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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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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There's a scene involving a preview screening of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie All Through the Night, which Diana is supposed to have a part in. The results of the screening are negative, with the audience having particular dislike for Diana and leading Charlie Snow to declare the film a flop. In reality, Diana Barrymore was never a part of that film and it was a success at the box office, not a flop. 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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References All Through the Night (1942) See more »

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Lyrics by Ray Egan
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Too Much Diana, Too Little Jack
15 July 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – 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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