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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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Blanche Oehrichs aka Michael Strange
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Walter Gerhardt
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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 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 »

Quotes

Crowley: [to Diana about John] Whatever he's looking for he won't find it in Rio.
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Lyrics by Noble Sissle
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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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