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Director:
Writers:
Helen Deutsch (screenplay) and
Jay Richard Kennedy (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Filmed on location; inside a woman's soul. See more »
Plot:
Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
The top 10 Oscars books | Peter Bradshaw
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 24 February 2011, 9:02 AM, PST)

Actors on Actors: "The Susan Hayward of it All"
 (From FilmExperience. 28 September 2010, 8:31 PM, PDT)

Hayward on My Mind.
 (From FilmExperience. 30 June 2010, 11:12 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Susan's best work See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Hayward ... Lillian Roth

Richard Conte ... Tony Bardeman

Eddie Albert ... Burt McGuire

Jo Van Fleet ... Katie Roth
Don Taylor ... Wallie

Ray Danton ... David Tredman
Margo ... Selma

Virginia Gregg ... Ellen

Don 'Red' Barry ... Jerry (as Don Barry)
David Kasday ... David as a Child
Carole Ann Campbell ... Lillian as a Child
Peter Leeds ... Richard
Tol Avery ... Fat Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Alcoholics Anonymous Patient (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Bear ... Wife (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... AA Member (uncredited)
Nesdon Booth ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Veda Ann Borg ... Waitress (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Waiter (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Bum on Street (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Doctor (uncredited)
Henry Brock ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Budd Buster ... Streetcar Switchman (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Derelict (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Harry Cody ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Robert Dix ... Henry (uncredited)
Joe Duval ... Bartender (uncredited)

Ralph Edwards ... Ralph Edwards (uncredited)
Kay English ... Dress Designer (uncredited)
Stanley Farrar ... Movie Director (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jerrilyn Flannery ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... The Porter (uncredited)
Gail Ganley ... Lillian Roth - Age 15 (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Restaurant Cashier (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Alcoholics Anonymous Patient (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Elizabeth Holmes ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... MC (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sonny Howe ... Acrobatic Dancer (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Paul - Butler (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Alcoholics Anonymous Patient (uncredited)
Marc Krah ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Barfly (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Waiter (uncredited)
Eddie Lee ... Chinese Grocer (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Studio Messenger (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
Nora Marlowe ... Nurse (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eve McVeagh ... Ethel (uncredited)
Cheerio Meredith ... Elderly Lady (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jimmy Ogg ... Usher (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Audition Director (uncredited)
George Pembroke ... Husband (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Mr. Byrd - Movie Producer (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Alcoholics Anonymous Patient (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Bum on Street (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Alcoholics Anonymous Patient (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Vernon Rich ... Club Manager (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in TV Audience (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Party Guest (uncredited)

George Selk ... Switchman (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ruth Storey ... Marge Belney (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Audition Stage Manager (uncredited)
Bill Walker ... Porter (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Bernadette Withers ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jeane Wood ... Stage Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Mann 
 
Writing credits
Helen Deutsch (screenplay) and
Jay Richard Kennedy (screenplay)

Lillian Roth (book "I'll Cry Tomorrow") and
Mike Connolly (book "I'll Cry Tomorrow") and
Gerold Frank (book "I'll Cry Tomorrow")

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Hugh Hunt 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Music Department
Johnny Green .... music supervisor
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Jeff Alexander .... choral director (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator: Alex North (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... conductor (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Jack Marshall .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Robert Tucker .... vocal coach (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
117 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PA (Ontario) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #17685)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lillian Roth was disappointed that MGM did not ask her to sing for Susan Hayward on the soundtrack. Coordinated with the movie's release, Epic Records issued an album of Lillian reprising tunes associated with her career in vaudeville, on Broadway and in Hollywood. Containing 12 songs with an orchestra directed by Don Costa, the album used the same title ("I'll Cry Tomorrow") as Miss Roth's 1954 autobiography (co-written with Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank), plus the 1955 biopic. Miss Roth's LP contained the three complete numbers performed by Susan in the movie: "Sing You Sinners," "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" and "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe." Lillian's LP did not include "The Vagabond King Waltz" (sung partially on screen by Miss Hayward) nor the film's promotional song (music by Alex North, lyrics by Johnny Mercer), a mournful ballad introduced on disc by Susan, who was backed by Johnny Green and His Quartette. Initially, the Hayward cut was released by MGM Records on both a 45-rpm single (flip side: Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things") and on a six-selection EP. In 2004, the commercial theme recorded by Susan was reissued on the full soundtrack CD by Film Score Monthly.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At the AA meeting, speakers give their full names. This is inconsistent with the anonymous nature of AA.See more »
Quotes:
[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. I've been a bad mother, you had to support me, all right! All right! ALL RIGHT, EVERYTHING! Just this, and for once in your life you're gonna hear it...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Valentine's Day (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Vagabond King WaltzSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Susan's best work, 30 April 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

Sad story but Susan Hayward's powerhouse performance holds you from beginning to end. She's matched by Jo Van Fleet as her mother, even though she's overbearing and grasping she makes it clear that she loves her daughter and is at a loss as to how to help her as she washes away in a sea of alcohol. This could be Hayward's career best performance even if it's a stretch at the beginning to believe she's suppose to be in her late teens. Forget that and watch as she takes you through the downward spiral of this tormented woman, doing her own vocals most impressively. Her scenes when Lillian has hit rock bottom are almost painful to watch but her mastery is assured.

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