All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Director: John Frankenheimer

Cast: Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty, Karl Malden

     
 

In one of his first roles, Warren Beatty plays a callous, self-involved young man who is idolized by his younger brother Brandon DeWilde. When Beatty and DeWilde's parents Karl Malden and Angela Lansbury take in Eva Marie Saint as a boarder, Beatty makes violent love to the poor (but not entirely unwilling) girl. Saint becomes pregnant, a contingency which brings out…  See more details below

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In one of his first roles, Warren Beatty plays a callous, self-involved young man who is idolized by his younger brother Brandon DeWilde. When Beatty and DeWilde's parents Karl Malden and Angela Lansbury take in Eva Marie Saint as a boarder, Beatty makes violent love to the poor (but not entirely unwilling) girl. Saint becomes pregnant, a contingency which brings out the absolute worst in Beatty. When he deserts her, she kills herself. Only at this point does DeWilde (who has worshipped Saint from afar) realize that Beatty has feet of clay. Attempting to kill his older brother, DeWilde relents when he decides that Beatty is more pathetic than evil. Playwright William Inge adapted the screenplay for All Fall Down from a novel by James Leo Herlihy. So dependent is this film on its stark black and white photography that the currently available colorized version is tantamount to sacrilege.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316125762
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
10,244

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eva Marie Saint Echo O'Brien
Warren Beatty Berry-Berry Willart
Karl Malden Ralph Willart
Angela Lansbury Annabel Willan
Brandon DeWilde Clinton Willart
Constance Ford Mrs. Mandel
Barbara Baxley Schoolteacher
Evans Evans Hedy
Jennifer Howard Myra
Madame Spivy Bouncer
Albert Paulsen Capt. Ramirez
Paul Bryar Manager of Sweet Shop
Colette Jackson Dorothy
Carol Kelly Flame
Henry Kulky Sailor
Robert Sorrells Waiter in Sweet Shop

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Preston Ames Art Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
John Houseman Producer
William Inge Screenwriter
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Alex North Score Composer
Hal W. Polaire Asst. Director
Frederic Steinkamp Editor

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