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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 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.

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Cast

Susan Hayward
as Lillian Roth
Richard Conte
as Tony Bardeman
Eddie Albert
as Burt McGuire
Jo Van Fleet
as Katie Roth
Don Taylor
as Wallie
Ray Danton
as David Tredman
Margo
as Selma
David Kasday
as David as a child
Carole Ann Campbell
as Lillian as a Child
Peter Leeds
as Richard
Tol Avery
as Fat Man
Jack Daly
as Cab Driver
Mary Bear
as Couple
Timothy Carey
as Derelict
Charles Tannen
as Stage Manager
Harlan Warde
as Stage Manager
George Lloyd
as Messenger
Anthony Jochim
as Paul, the Butler
Kay English
as Dress designer
David Tredman
as Ray Danton
Veda Ann Borg
as Waitress
Jack Gargan
as Drug Clerk
Joe Duval
as Bartender
Vernon Rich
as Club manager
John Cassavetes
as Bit: Card Player
Cheerio Meredith
as Elderly lady
Gail Ganley
as Lillian at 15
Vittorio De Sica
as Bit: Shoemaker
Ruth Storey
as Marge Belney
Bob Dix
as Henry
James Ogg
as Usher
Anita Ekberg
as Bit: Performer
Ben Gazzara
as Bit: Card Player
Budd Buster
as Switchman
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Critic Reviews for I'll Cry Tomorrow

All Critics (4)

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

Apelando vez por outra para o melodrama, o filme resiste ao tempo graças à performance corajosa de Susan Hayward e à forma realista com que retrata o drama do alcoolismo.

August 1, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for I'll Cry Tomorrow

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

I'll Cry Tomorrow can get a little melodramatic in parts, which is probably just its age showing. Regardless, Susan Hayward's portrayal of Roth, which earned an Oscar nomination, is quite good and makes this movie worth seeing. Her portrayal of an alcoholic is spot on and you can really feel her desperate need for just one sip of booze.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

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
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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