I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)





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Susan Hayward stars as actress Lillian Roth in this biography based on Roth's own memoirs. The daughter of a stage mother (Jo Van Fleet) who relentlessly pushes her child into show business, Roth finds success at a young age, but as an adult suffers through several tragic relationships and succumbs to alcoholism, winding up a Skid Row bum before finding help through Alcoholics Anonymous.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Helen Deutsch, Jay Richard Kennedy, Lillian Roth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2007
MGM Home Entertainment


as Lillian Roth

as Tony Bardeman

as Burt McGuire

as Katie Roth

as Wallie

as David Tredman

as Selma

as David as a child

as Lillian as a Child

as Richard

as Fat Man

as Cab Driver

as Couple

as Derelict

as Stage Manager

as Stage Manager

as Messenger

as Henry

as Paul, the Butler

as Ray Danton

as Dress designer

as Waitress

as Drug Clerk

as Bartender

as Club manager

as Bit: Card Player

as Elderly lady

as Lillian at 15

as Bit: Shoemaker

as Henry

as Marge Belney

as Usher

as Bit: Singer

as Bit: Performer

as Bit: Card Player

as Switchman

as Bit: Photographer

as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for I'll Cry Tomorrow

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

In the '40s, Hayward had a distinctive and rather bitchy sex appeal and clear hunger for stardom that gave way in the '50s to a weary but still authoritative command of frank self-pity and tough-broad defiance.

Full Review… | November 18, 2007
Slant Magazine

We always love Susan Hayward

July 11, 2007
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for I'll Cry Tomorrow

1950's bio-pic about the rise and fall (and rise) of actress/singer Lillian Roth. A melodramatic take on alcoholism that rivals The Lost Weekend.

Okay, there were a few moments when the sap was thick enough to draw flies, but overall one hell of a performance from the vivacious Miss H. A must-see for Susan Hayward fans of all ages.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Sad story but Susan Hayward's powerhouse performance holds you from beginning to end.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Susan Hayward seemed to relish these roles on the edge of what was expected in American cinema in the 50s. Here is the no holds barred biopic of Lillian Roth that raised the bar for biography films to an unprecedented level.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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