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I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, Music | 25 December 1955 (USA)
Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood sweetheart, David Tredman, he dies and Lillian takes her first drink of many down the road of becoming an alcoholic. She enters into a short-lived marriage to an immature aviation cadet, Wallie, followed by a divorce and then marriage to a sadistic brute and abuser Tony Bardeman. After a failed suicide attempt, Burt McGuire comes to her aid and helps her find the road back to happiness after sixteen years in a nightmare world, not counting the first twenty with her mother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This story filmed on location... inside a woman's soul! See more »

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25 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Mañana lloraré  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

On the six-selection "I'll Cry Tomorrow" EP, issued by MGM Records in conjunction with the film's opening, Susan Hayward sings one chorus of "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (music by Ray Henderson, lyrics by Sam Lewis). This upbeat ditty is not performed by Miss Hayward in the release print. Susan's recording was reissued in 2004 on the deluxe soundtrack CD from Film Score Monthly. See more »

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At the AA meeting, speakers give their full names. This is inconsistent with the anonymous nature of AA. See more »

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[alcoholic Lillian is desperate for a drink - mother drops the glass bottle on the floor, shattering it]
Lillian Roth: OH! Look what ya did! And ya DID IT ON PURPOSE! You're still trying to make me do what you want, to be what you want! I can't be anything except what I am! Look, look what did you drop that bottle for? What are you trying to do, drive me crazy? Go on, GET THE BOTTLE! GET IT NOW!
Katie Roth: All right! All right! All right, it's my fault, huh? I made you become an actress, you didn't want to, all right. ...
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Referenced in Stiller & Meara: The Royal Wedding (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
Music by Harold Arlen (uncredited)
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg (uncredited)
Sung by Susan Hayward (as Miss Hayward)
Arranged and conducted by Charles Henderson (uncredited)
Brief reprise in a medley montage by Susan Hayward (vocal) and Eddie Albert (piano)
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Susan Hayward's Superb
6 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was the 4th nominated performance for Susan Hayward portraying the true life story of Lillian Ross. Ms. Hayward a 20th star was on loan out to MGM to play this role a role coveted by many including Jane Wyman. This is the first of 3 films Susan Hayward starred in directed by Daniel Mann whom Susan Hayward proclaimed her favorite director.

Jo Van Fleet, Ray Danton, Richard Conte et al fill out a superb cast but it is Ms. Hayward's commanding performance that grabs the viewer and doesn't let go. Hayward was a favorite to win the Oscar but lost to another Daniel Mann directed star Anna Magnani in Paramount's The Rose Tattoo.(Mann had quite a record directing strong actresses Shirley Booth in Paramount's Come Back Little Sheba and Elizabeth Taylor in MGM's Butterfield 8 won Oscars directed by Daniel Mann.Mann directed Paul Muni in the superb Columbia film The Last Angry Man, and of course directed Hayward in I'll Cry Tomorrow. 5 Nominated Performances 3 of which won Oscars! Quite a track record

Ms. Hayward deemed this film her favorite of the many fine films she starred in, and Mr. Mann her favorite Director.


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