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One Too Many (1950)





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Produced and distributed by legendary road-show entrepreneur Kroger Babb, One Too Many details the tragedy of alcoholism. Ruth Warrick stars as concert pianist Helen Mason, who destroys her life and career through drinking. Helen is finally saved from herself when she joins Alcoholics Anonymous. When originally released to theaters, One Too Many was screened in tandem with a live appearance by an ostensible expert on alcoholism, who delivered a cautionary lecture, then distributed pamphlets. Most Kroger Babb productions were shoddily put together: One Too Many is an exception, boasting a talented cast, competent direction (Erle C. Kenton) and reasonably attractive production values. As a bonus, the film features several guest stars, ranging from dancer Louis da Pron to Hollywood makeup artist Ern Westmore.


Ruth Warrick
as Helen Mason
Richard Travis
as Bob Mason
William Tracy
as Billy Leighton
Ginger Prince
as Ginger Mason
Thurston Hall
as Kenneth Simes
Onslow Stevens
as Dr. Foster
Larry J. Blake
as Walt Williams
Victor Kilian
as Frank Emery
Mary Young
as Mrs. Sullivan
'Buzzy' Bookman
as Johnny Emery
Cecil Elliott
as Bar Woman
Luther Crockett
as The Minister
Gilbert Fallman
as The Priest
Lester Sharpe
as The Rabbi
Lelah Tyler
as Mrs. Adams
Helen Spring
as Mrs. Johnson
Harry Stanton
as Mr. Harrison
Lyle Talbot
as Mr. Boyer
as Themselves
George Eldredge
as City Editor
Roy Butler
as Beer Man
Harry Hines
as Whiskey Man
Jack Reitzen
as Sherry Man
Robert Malcolm Young
as Sgt. Peterson
William Baldwin
as Director of Newhope
Danny Rense
as Policeman
William Kahn
as Barroom Drunk
Sara Perry
as Liquor Store Woman
Eddie Parker
as Motorcycle Officer
Tony Layng
as Ambulance Driver
Bobo Scharffe
as Carrier Boy
Louis DaPron
as Himself
Ern Westmore
as Himself
Bill Baldwin
as Newhope, Doctor
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Though filmed as a bleak soap opera, it comes with a happy ending.

September 23, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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