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Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into idle luxury which proves her downfall. Her potential alcoholism burgeons and Ken remains clueless concerning his responsibility for her problems. Written by
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Reportedly suggested by the life and career of Bing Crosby and songstress wife Dixie Lee; when his popularity as an entertainer eclipsed that of Lee, she drifted into extreme alcoholism, just as Susan Hayward's character does in film. See more »
Angelica 'Angie' 'Angel' Evans Conway:
I read someplace from the Chinese or the Egyptians or somebody. It said these are the three worst things: to lie in bed and sleep not; to wait for one who comes not; to try to please and please not. They all fit me, don't they?
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You can just about make out Dorothy Parker's contribution
Dorothy Parker was co-writer of the original story and you can just about make out her contribution in the character played by Susan Hayward, a singer who sacrifices her career for that of her husband, Lee Bowman, then hits the bottle as she plays second-fiddle losing him to vampish Marsha Hunt. This was a conventional woman's picture of the period but it gave Hayward a meaty role which she seized with both hands, earning an Oscar nomination into the bargain. Co-star Eddie Albert almost steals the show, however, in the role of the couple's best friend and Bowman's co-songwriter. The tear-stained ending doesn't do it any favours.
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