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Great Performances | Barrymore

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Barrymore - Trailer Christopher Plummer plays actor John Barrymore in this film adaptation of the play.

Watch Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9pm on WMHT TV.

In “Barrymore,” 83-year-old stage and screen legend Christopher Plummer portrays another titan of theater and film from an earlier age, the illustrious — and notorious — John Barrymore. This acclaimed film adaptation of William Luce’s 1997 play is set in 1942 during the final months of Barrymore’s life. On the stage of a Broadway theater, the famously combative star struggles to recreate his performance in Shakespeare’s Richard III, recalling the highs and lows of his remarkable life and career in the process.