All Fall Down (1962)

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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.
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NR
Genre:
Drama
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MGM

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Cast

Angela Lansbury
as Annabell Willart
Eva Marie Saint
as Echo O'Brien
Warren Beatty
as Berry-Berry Willart
Karl Malden
as Ralph Wilart
Barbara Baxley
as Schoolteacher
Brandon De Wilde
as Clinton Willart
Albert Paulsen
as Capt. Ramirez
Carol Kelly
as Flame
Paul Bryar
as Manager of Sweet Shop
Henry Kulky
as Sailor
Madame Spivy
as Bouncer
Constance Ford
as Mrs. Mandel
Robert Sorrells
as Waiter in Sweet Shop
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Critic Reviews for All Fall Down

All Critics (3)

In his second film, scripted by William Inge, Warren Betty gives one of his strongest and most sensual performances as the amoral youth in a role that thematically resembles Hud (played by Paul Newman).

Full Review… | December 21, 2008
EmanuelLevy.Com

Never adds up to much.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
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October 9, 2005
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Audience Reviews for All Fall Down

79/100. Powerfully acted by the entire cast, with Angela Lansbury standing out. John Frankenheimer's direction is excellent, very finely written and with very rich characterizations. Fine pace, good cinematography. Dysfunctional family movies aren't just a product of the 90's and 00's.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

79/100. Powerfully acted by the entire cast, with Angela Lansbury standing out. John Frankenheimer's direction is excellent, very finely written and with very rich characterizations. Fine pace, good cinematography. Dysfunctional family movies aren't just a product of the 90's and 00's.

James Higgins
James Higgins

You can't deny that the acting is good but otherwise this is just an average tale about a dysfuntional family.

Emily B.
Emily B.

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