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John Barrymore

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Dir. John S. Robertson
Feat. John Barrymore, Charles Lane, Brandon Hurst
The first of many adaptations is this unsettling silent version of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella about a charitable scientist whose…
Beloved Rogue, TheBeloved Rogue, The (1927)
Dir. Alan Crosland
Feat. John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Henry Victor
John Barrymore stars in this silent–era biopic of the 15th Century poet, prankster, villain and French patriot Fran├žois Villon.
SvengaliSvengali (1931)
Dir. Archie Mayo
Feat. John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Bramwell Fletcher
Adapted from the novel by George du Maurier, this has a hypnotic maniac (Barrymore) turning his evil gaze on a young model and forcing her to…
Grand HotelGrand Hotel (1932) Recommended
Dir. Edmund Goulding
Feat. Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore
The granddaddy of extravagent soap–opera, this pre–eminent, Oscar–winning Hollywood affair glitters with stars. Weekend guests'…
Bill of Divorcement, ABill of Divorcement, A (1932)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke
Shell–shocked war veteran John Barrymore returns to the world after 15 years in an asylum, to find that wife Katharine Hepburn (in her screen…
Dinner at EightDinner at Eight (1933) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow
Impeccably directed version of the popular Broadway play boasting an all–star cast of the early talkie era – distinguished New York…
Twentieth CenturyTwentieth Century (1934) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. John Barrymore, Carole Lombard
Cracking good comedy staged aboard a luxury express–train, where egomaniac theatre producer John Barrymore attempts to win back…
Maytime (1937)
Dir. Robert Z. Leonard
Feat. Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore
Love affair between opera soprano and two–bit singer in Paris. An exemplary Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy musical.
MidnightMidnight (1939)
Dir. Mitchell Leisen
Feat. Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Vintage romantic comedy, with a glamorous Claudette Colbert stranded in Paris and chased by two potential suitors: a modest taxi driver who's really…
Invisible Woman, TheInvisible Woman, The (1940)
Dir. A. Edward Sutherland
Feat. Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard
The mad professor (Barrymore) is about to lose hope of salvaging his project when finally someone answers the call (an ad in the paper) to be his…

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