Watch Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
- 1 hr 43 min
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman is a 1947 drama about a nightclub singer’s struggle with alcoholism. Susan Hayward stars in the leading role, She received an Oscar Nomination in the Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film also was nominated for its screenplay. Hayward plays Angie Evans. The movie begins with Evans bandaged in a hospital. The movie backtracks as we learn how she ended up there. She begins drinking to cope with a faltering career and her drinking problem quickly spins out of control. This was one of Hollywood’s first serious attempts to address the problem of alcoholism.