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All Fall Down (1962)

Approved | | Drama | 4 September 1962 (West Germany)
Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love ... See full summary »

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Echo O'Brien
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Annabell Willart
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Clinton Willart (as Brandon de Wilde)
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Mrs. Mandel
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Hedy
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Albert Paulsen ...
Captain Ramirez (as Albert Paulson)
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Manager of Sweet Shop (scenes deleted)
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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O'Brien, he really gets his parents at each others' throats. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Male enough to attract a dozen women...not man enough to be faithful to one!

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4 September 1962 (West Germany)  »

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A cada cual su propio infierno  »

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Trivia

Eva Marie Saint's character (Echo O'Brien) is the "old maid daughter" of the best friend of Angela Lansbury's character (Annabell Willart), when in fact Eva Marie Saint was a year older than Angela Lansbury. See more »

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When Mrs. Mandel waves a $50 bill at Berry-Berry, the bill turns upside down between the long shot and the close-up. See more »

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Bouncer: Madame Spivy -
[Due to his young age, Clinton's presence in a strip bar alarms the hostess behind the bar]
Bouncer: Have you lost your feeble mind? He's still got his baby teeth!
Hedy: [Nonchalantly] Well, it ain't MY job to check birth certificates!
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The sensational Angela Lansbury
29 September 2009 | by (Virgin Islands) – See all my reviews

One forgets what a sensational actress Angela Lansbury was, is and always will be. Her success as Jessica Fletcher in TV's "Murder She Wrote" have distracted audience's attention from the real Lansbury. To see "All Fall Down" in 2009 is quite an experience. All the clues about Warren Beatty's complex character are discovered in Angela Lansbury's extraordinary cinematic face. We discover everything visually without any exposition. I don't want to spoil it for you so I'm not going to pinpoint the moments I mean because part of the pleasure is to discover them by ourselves. Brandon De Wilde is another shattering presence on the screen. He died at 30 years of age and I can't help wondering what he could have become. He was the young kid from "Shane" remember? But, let's got back to Lansbury, she plays Warren Beatty's mother, although in real life they are only a few years apart, she is fearless and enthralling as she was in another collaboration with John Frankenheimer: "The Manchurian Candidate" I keep thinking that Tilda Swinton won an Oscar for her performance in °Michael Clayton" and Angela Lansbury was not even nominated for this. I confess to you that I saw "All Fall Down" twice in a row. I was overwhelmed by Lansbury's performance and her strange and compelling chemistry with Karl Malden, her husband, Warren Beatty, her eldest son and Brandon De Wilde, her youngest son. I highly recommend it.


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