I'll Cry Tomorrow

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"The frank, revealing story of Lillian Roth's life! Best-seller now a film sensation."
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  • 1955
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 7.2  (2,410)

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a 1955 drama film directed by Daniel Mann and starring Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, and Eddie Albert. The movie depicts the life story of Lillian Roth, a famous singer and actress of the 1920s and 30s, who struggled with alcoholism and personal demons throughout her career. The story begins with Lillian as a young girl growing up in a Jewish family in New York City. She dreams of becoming a performer and joins her mother on the Vaudeville circuit. Lillian soon gains fame as a child star, but her demanding mother pushes her too hard and she turns to alcohol as a way to cope with the pressure.

As Lillian grows up, she falls in love with a charming musician named Tony Bardeman (played by Richard Conte), who becomes her husband. Despite her initial success, Lillian's career takes a turn for the worse due to her alcoholism and her inability to cope with the pressures of fame.

The film portrays the devastating effects of Lillian's addiction, including her being blacklisted by Hollywood and her eventual institutionalization. However, the movie also delves into Lillian's journey towards recovery, as she seeks treatment and learns to confront her demons.

Susan Hayward gives a powerful and nuanced performance as Lillian Roth, imbuing the character with both vulnerability and strength. Richard Conte is also excellent as Tony, portraying him as a complex and flawed individual who genuinely loves Lillian but struggles to support her through her addiction.

The film's themes of addiction, mental health, and recovery are still relevant today and the movie was a groundbreaking exploration of these issues at the time of its release. The film also had a significant impact on Lillian Roth's own life, as she became an advocate for alcoholism awareness and recovery following the movie's release.

Overall, I'll Cry Tomorrow is a poignant and emotional depiction of a woman's struggle with addiction and her journey towards recovery. It is a must-watch for fans of classic cinema and anyone interested in exploring the complexities of addiction and mental health.

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a 1955 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    7.2  (2,410)