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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 affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O'Brien, he really gets his parents at each others' throats.Written by
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 »
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 »
Ralph, you're gonna' have to talk to Clinton.
[Not terribly concerned]
Yeah? What about?
"What about?" Do you realize that boy hasn't set his foot inside a classroom in the past two months?
Well, maybe he doesn't like the school he has to go to.
Well, maybe we should call the School Board and ask them to start a new school, just to please "His Majesty."
[Now without the sarcasm]
Ralph, will ya' talk to him?
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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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