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All Fall Down (1962)

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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love ... See full summary »

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John Frankenheimer

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William Inge (screenplay), James Leo Herlihy (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eva Marie Saint ... Echo O'Brien
Warren Beatty ... Berry-Berry Willart
Karl Malden ... Ralph Willart
Angela Lansbury ... Annabell Willart
Brandon De Wilde ... Clinton Willart (as Brandon de Wilde)
Constance Ford ... Mrs. Mandel
Barbara Baxley ... Schoolteacher
Evans Evans Evans Evans ... Hedy
Madame Spivy Madame Spivy ... Bouncer
Albert Paulsen ... Captain Ramirez (as Albert Paulson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bryar ... Manager of Sweet Shop (scenes deleted)
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Waiter in Sweet Shop (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O'Brien, he really gets his parents at each others' throats. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Male enough to attract a dozen women...not man enough to be faithful to one!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A cada cual su propio infierno See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eva Marie Saint's character (Echo O'Brien) is the "old maid daughter" of the best friend of Angela Lansbury's character (Annabell Willart), when in fact Eva Marie Saint was a year older than Angela Lansbury. See more »

Goofs

When Berry-Berry is listening to the radio at his workplace the announcer states "KWFJ" as the call-letters of the radio station. With the exception of KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, the call-letters of all radio and TV stations east of the Mississippi River begin with "W". See more »

Quotes

Annabell Willart: Ralph, you're gonna' have to talk to Clinton.
Ralph Willart: [Not terribly concerned] Yeah? What about?
Annabell Willart: [Exasperated] "What about?" Do you realize that boy hasn't set his foot inside a classroom in the past two months?
Ralph Willart: Well, maybe he doesn't like the school he has to go to.
Annabell Willart: [Sarcastically] Well, maybe we should call the School Board and ask them to start a new school, just to please "His Majesty."
Annabell Willart: [Now without the sarcasm] Ralph, will ya' talk to him?
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TOTALLY skipped over classic!
20 August 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

This is exactly why I go to the library and rent movies. See all the movies you know about, watch the dreck that questionably pass for entertainment, and sometimes discover buried gems that nobody has heard of, yet stars people like Warren Beatty and Angela Lansbury.

'All Fall Down' is a tale of a family that are about to be ripped apart at the seams because of their oldest son. Warren Beatty plays Berry-Berry, a drifter if there ever was one. Going from town to town, from job to job, and usually winding up in jail, but this is all unknown to his family, who see him as a hero, mainly because he got away from town mostly. When his younger brother, played so achingly innocently by Brandon DeWilde, visits him in Florida only to wind up bailing him out of jail, he still loves him. Berry-Berry does wind up back home though, where Mom and Dad (played excellently here by Lansbury and Karl Malden) and unsettled house-guest Eva Marie-Saint await him diligently. His relationship with all 4 members of the household are all different, which results in the conclusion, which you're wondering what will happen to the family now.

I'm just amazed at Beatty's performance here, smoldering with machismo, yet unsure of everything else, Beatty easily wows everyone he sees, family included. Although Brandon DeWilde is largely ignored now, he was one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood once, and this is a great vehicle for him.

Find this one if you can!


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