Barrymore (2012)

Barrymore
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Biopic
Keywords actor, biopic, play
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christopher Plummer Actor John Barrymore 1 1000001
John Plumpis Actor Frank, the Prompter 1 1000002
Erik Canuel Director n/a 2 2000001
Garth Drabinsky Producer n/a 3 3000001
Steve Kalafer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Peter LeDonne Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Christopher Plummer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Kevin Albrecht Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Gene Saks Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Erik Canuel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
William Luce Source Material (from play: "Barrymore") 120786 4000002
Bernard Couture Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jean-Francois Bergeron Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michel Corriveau Music n/a 120781 8000001
Cameron Porteous Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Synopsis
In this film adaptation of playwright William Luce's "Barrymore," actor John Barrymore prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in "Richard III." The year is 1942 and Barrymore 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.