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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Don't Forget Ray Danton!
22 May 2006 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

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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