Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  143 min.
Release Date: May 23, 2012 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.87
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Cast: Christopher Plummer


A film adaptation of playwright William Luce's "Barrymore" that depicts actor John Barrymore as he prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in "Richard III."

The year is 1942 and Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) is far past his prime. It appears he has booked the theater simply to perform alone, while he drinks and reminisces about his family and the profession of acting. Meanwhile, a stage manager stands in the wings, prompting Barrymore with Shakespeare's dialogue, but the actor appears to be otherwise distracted.

Director: Érik Canuel
Producer(s): Steve Kalafer, Christopher Plummer, Gene Saks
Screenplay: Erik Canuel

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