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Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman -- A nightclub singer, beset by emotional problems, seeks refuge in alcohol which drives away her husband and child.
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Director:
Writers:
John Howard Lawson (screenplay)
Lionel Wiggam (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
March 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Love-Wrecked!
Plot:
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Susan Hayward's first major role See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Hayward ... Angelica 'Angie' 'Angel' Evans Conway

Lee Bowman ... Ken Conway

Marsha Hunt ... Martha Gray, Elliott's Secretary

Eddie Albert ... Steve Nelson
Carl Esmond ... Dr. Lorenz

Carleton Young ... Fred Elliott
Charles D. Brown ... Michael 'Mike' Dawson
Janet Murdoch ... Miss Kirk, Baby Angelica's Nanny
Sharyn Payne ... Angelica 'Angel' Conway

Robert Shayne ... Mr. Gordon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Charley, Waiter (uncredited)

Erville Alderson ... Farmer at Fire (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Doorman at Nightclub (uncredited)
Carol Andrews ... Female Photographer (uncredited)

Sam Ash ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Celebrant with Mr. Gordon (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Radio Station Emcee (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Mike's Companion (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Clerk (uncredited)
Fred Browne ... Bartender (uncredited)
Virginia Carroll ... Woman (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton ... Edwards, Ken's Butler (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Coke ... News Photographer (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Craven ... Sam Winsley (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Matt Dennis ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ... Singer at the Raven Club (uncredited)
Alphonso DuBois ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Cecil Elliott ... Matron (uncredited)

Alice Fleming ... Miss Tierman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Inquisitive Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Flynn ... News Photographer (uncredited)

Cay Forester ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Joan Fulton ... Angelica as baby (voice) (uncredited)
Phil Garris ... Bellhop (uncredited)
William Gould ... Judge (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ... Nurse (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Man (uncredited)
Victoria Horne ... Woman (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Man (uncredited)
Peg La Centra ... Angie's Singing Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Mary, Angie's Maid (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Willene Luckett ... Baby in crib (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Radio Commentator (voice) (uncredited)
Caren Marsh ... Bobby-Soxer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
David McKim ... Boy (uncredited)
George Meader ... Attorney (uncredited)

George Meeker ... Wolf, an Attorney (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Doorman (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Mrs. Benton, Baby's Nurse (uncredited)

Noel Neill ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Vivien Oakland ... Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Steve Olsen ... Bartender (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Waiter (uncredited)
George Ramsey ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Joe Recht ... Jimmy, an Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Ruth Sanderson ... Maggie (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Benson, Doorman (uncredited)

Milburn Stone ... Raven Club Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Man (uncredited)
Ann Toth ... Ladies Room Patron (uncredited)
John Valentine ... Dr. Forbes (uncredited)
Nanette Vallon ... Woman (uncredited)
Robert Verdaine ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Joseph Vitale ... Poker Player (uncredited)
William Wagner ... Waiter with Trash (uncredited)
John Wald ... Radio Announcer at Cowboy Singing Show (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Farmer's Wife at Fire (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Bartender (uncredited)
Barbara Woodell ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
 
Writing credits
John Howard Lawson (screenplay)

Lionel Wiggam (additional dialogue)

Dorothy Parker (original story) &
Frank Cavett (original story)

Produced by
Martin Gabel .... associate producer
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
Ruby R. Levitt (set decorations) (as Ruby Levitt)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... director of make-up
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frank .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Charles Felstead .... director of sound
Joe Lapis .... technician
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Tamkin .... orchestrations
 
Other crew
Walter Wanger .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The motion picture Production Code Administration (PCA) tried to dissuade Walter Wanger from making the film, because the subject was recently explored in the movie The Lost Weekend (1945), and excessive drinking violated the production code. Wanger convinced them that it is permitted for furthering the plot and characterization, and he was given PCA approval.See more »
Quotes:
Martha Gray, Elliott's Secretary:I just remembered, I have an appointment with a headache.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hushabye IslandSee more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Susan Hayward's first major role, 9 September 2003
Author: nickandrew from PA

A radio singer's wife turns to self destruction through alcoholism when her husband's success interferes with their life. Although it looks dated now and obviously was not a big budget Hollywood film, but this was Hayward's breakthrough performance and deservedly earned her a first Oscar nomination.

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