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All Fall Down (1962)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  11 April 1962 (USA)
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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 ... 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)
Constance Ford ...
Mrs. Mandel
Barbara Baxley ...
Schoolteacher
Evans Evans ...
Hedy
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Albert Paulsen ...
Captain Ramirez (as Albert Paulson)
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Manager of Sweet Shop (scenes deleted)
Robert Sorrells ...
Waiter in 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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A cada cual su propio infierno  »

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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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Annabell Willart: [Ralph and Clinton are barbequing, and drinking liquor. Annabell is not amused] You don't have to go making HIM a drunkard, too, Ralph.
Ralph Willart: Whom are you calling a "drunkard," madame?
Annabell Willart: [Exasperated] You never go anywhere without that bottle. You'd even take it to Church with you - if you ever WENT to Church.
Ralph Willart: If I ever went to Church, I'd HAVE to take it with me!
[laughs derisively]
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Definitely worth a look (with minor reservations)
9 December 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I saw this one when it was first released, responding to some justly deserved positive reviews. Recently Turner Classic Movies showed it and my memories were confirmed: terrific cast beautifully responding to John Frankenheimer's astute direction; impeccable black-and-white cinematography by Lionel Lindon, especially that opening on-location sequence in Key West, Florida; one of Alex North's most apposite scores, not at all too florid (Was any Hollywood composer better at enhancing a story filled with neuroses in full bloom?); and a story whose downward spiral seems inevitable, despite some slight excesses on the part of the scriptwriter.

Minor reservations: Karl Malden's being required to vociferously refer to his son, Berry-Berry, as "The Big Rhinoceros" and as other assorted wildlife creatures (Why? Never really explained and seemingly inappropriate, given Warren Beatty's rather sleek appearance); the given names of the characters played by both Warren Beatty (Berry-Berry) and Eva Marie Saint (Echo O'Brien) - pure flights of fancy on the part of the writer(s), when compared to the more down-to-earth names given the other Midwesterners in the story; the frustration of seeing the doomed character, Echo, often expressing her affection for the younger brother, Clinton, while pathetically succumbing to the brutish abuse of his older brother, Berry-Berry.

But the interplay of all the cast (including some excellent supporting players) makes this somewhat forgotten gem a real must-see. It's one time when Angela Lansbury, running on all cylinders, is easily and compatibly matched by her fellow actors. This one's a keeper!


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