Great Performances

Barrymore

Season 41 Episode 13 | 1h 21m 17s Video has closed captioning.

Distinguished star of stage and screen Christopher Plummer recreates his Tony Award-winning role playing the legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce’s Broadway play, "Barrymore." Set in 1942, "Barrymore" captures the combative star in the final months of his life as he struggles to stage a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph, "Richard III."

Aired: 01/31/14

Expired: 01/30/17

Rating: TV-14

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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. …

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