The Great Profile (1940)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Barrymore provides an embarrassing spectacle in the semi-autobiographical role of a ham actor. Constantly in debt and always half-loaded, Barrymore accepts a role in an important play, which he nearly ruins by his intemperate antics. Anne Baxter plays a sincere young woman who tries to pull Barrymore back together. He makes a triumphant comeback, but there's always the chance that he'll be back to his old tricks before long. Tastelessly exploiting the real-life relationship between John Barrymore and Elaine Barrie, The Great Profile is supposed to be a comedy. Ha ha.

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actor, alcoholism, career, profile [character], stage, suffering, comeback, play [recreation], life, manager