Bing Crosby makes a rare dramatic appearance, and his 8-year-old daughter Mary Frances makes her TV acting debut. Fading film star Charlie Castle is facing a crisis. He may lose his voice--and his career. Fascinated by Castle's predicament, photographer Phil Pearson wants to capture the 'core' of the actor on film. Pearson tags along as Castle makes the rounds, visiting his daughter, his ex-wife, and the stages where he once played starring roles.