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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)

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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:
Mary Bear ... Wife (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... AA Member (uncredited)

Nesdon Booth ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Veda Ann Borg ... Waitress (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Doctor (uncredited)
Henry Brock ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Budd Buster ... Streetcar Switchman (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Derelict (uncredited)
Harry Cody ... Stagehand (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)
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)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Elizabeth Holmes ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... MC (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)
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)
Eve McVeagh ... Ethel (uncredited)
Cheerio Meredith ... Elderly Lady (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
Jimmy Ogg ... Usher (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Audition Director (uncredited)
George Pembroke ... Husband (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Mr. Byrd - Movie Producer (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Vernon Rich ... Club Manager (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in TV Audience (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)
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)

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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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: After Lillian loses out on an audition at age 8, her mother speaks to her on the street in front of a Dad's Root Beer sign. This takes place in 1918. Dad's Root Beer didn't exist until 1937.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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2 out of 2 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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