This cinematic version of Diana Barrymore's tell-all autobiography leaves out too much and doesn't end soon enough. Malone does well as the star-crossed daughter of John Barrymore (Flynn) and socialite Blanche Oelrichs (Patterson), who wrote poetry under the name of Michael Strange. It is
a depressing tale of a girl who seeks affection from parents who are too busy to offer it. This causes her to take a trio of husbands. The first is Zimbalist, a nice enough chap who can't handle her drinking. Then she teams up with the sadistic and vicious Danton, who is so good at making us
despise him that audiences hated him for three pictures after this one. Her last husband i...