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Barrymore [videorecording] /

by Canuel, Erik; Drabinsky, Garth; Plummer, Christopher; Plumpis, John; Luce, William; Kalafer, Steve; LeDonne, Peter; Peapack Company (Firm); RLJ Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by RLJ Entertainment, 2013Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English; [English subtitles].Title notes: $19.99 5/20/2013 (cw)Subject(s): Barrymore, John, 1882-1942 -- Drama | Actors -- United States -- Drama | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Drama | Theater -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Feature films | Biographical films | Filmed plays | Filmed performances | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis.Summary: A filmed play of Christopher Plummer in his Tony Award winning performance as iconic stage and screen idol John Barrymore. 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.
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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.

DVD, NTSC, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

In English; [English subtitles].

Title from title screen.

Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.

Based on the play "Barrymore" written by William Luce and directed by Gene Saks.

Filmed live at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Not rated.

A filmed play of Christopher Plummer in his Tony Award winning performance as iconic stage and screen idol John Barrymore. 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.

Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "Backstage with Barrymore."

$19.99 5/20/2013 (cw)

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