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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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25 December 1955 (USA)  »

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$2,147,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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MGM had hired vocalist Sandy Ellis to sing for Susan Hayward, but after listening to Miss Hayward's rehearsal tracks, the movie's creative team chose instead to use her own singing voice, which had been dubbed earlier by Peg La Centra in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), then by Jane Froman in With a Song in My Heart (1952), and later would be dubbed by Margaret Whiting in Valley of the Dolls (1967). Initially, Miss Ellis had prerecorded two standards: "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" (music and lyrics by Harry M. Woods) and "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" (music by Harold Arlen, music by E.Y. Harburg). Both Ellis tracks plus all the Hayward vocals are featured on the complete soundtrack CD issued by Film Score Monthly in 2004. See more »

Goofs

When Lillian goes for her audition as a child at the beginning of the film, it is c.1917, but the automobiles on the street are from at least the late 1930s or later. Also, the Hotel Edison across the street from the Fulton Theatre wasn't built until 1931. See more »

Quotes

Lillian Roth: What I'm doing now is 'wrong'... and I'm *doing* it!
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.10 (1955) See more »

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Sing You Sinners
Music by W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
Lyrics by Sam Coslow (uncredited)
Sung and Danced by Susan Hayward (as Miss Hayward) and chorus
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 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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