Published 2013
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At the height of his remarkable career, John Barrymore was the most celebrated entertainer of his generation. The reigning king of both Broadway and Hollywood, his decline and fall from grace was the tragic result of a self-destructive spiral into vice and excess. And now, with his career in tatters, he makes one final attempt to reclaim his former glory on the stage in this powerful, heartbreaking, humorous and compassionate portrait of a tortured soul and living legend. As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.

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[United States] : Image Entertainment, c2013.
1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Based on the play 'Barrymore' written by William Luce.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "Backstage with Barrymore."
Music by Michel Corriveau ; director of photography, Bernard Couture.
Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis.
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1, 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
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