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The Silent Partner


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Release Date: November 15, 2012Running Time: 83 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Adaptation, Biopic, Drama

Christopher Plummer
John Plumpis
Erik Canuel
Garth H Drabinsky

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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.