Smash-up, The Story Of A Woman

Susan Hayward received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of an insecure alcoholic who gave up her singing career to marry an up-and-coming radio star (Lee Bowman). Yet this grim, noirish 1947 melodramashaped by a powerful screenplay by soon-to-be-blacklisted John Howard Lawson, who adapted a story by Dorothy Parker and Frank Cavetthas never received its due. It cries out for revaluation. Directed by Stuart Heisler; with Marsha Hunt and Eddie Albert. (JR)

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