In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." ... See full summary »
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
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 »
Although the bulk of the story takes place in the early 1940's, all of the clothes and hairstyles worn by Dorothy Malone, Neva Patterson, and the other female members of the cast are strictly in the 1957 mode. See more »
Flynn is very touching, and Malone is marvelous. Martin Milner and Efrem Zimbalist are sympathetic. But I have got to say something about Ray Danton, as a professional tennis player and sexual opportunist. As the guy who gets the married Malone into bed within minutes of meeting her, and persuades her to divorce her husband and marry him just about as fast, Danton is utterly convincing. It's one of the most flat-out sexy male performances I've ever seen. Actually, there are two that spring to mind, both in not particularly famous movies, and the other one is Ben Gazzara in "A Rage to Live." I just have to give a shout-out to Danton. He died a few years ago (only 61!), but his hot stuff lives on.
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