Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman Poster

Release Date: 1947

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Nightclub singer Angie Evans (Susan Hayward) puts aside her successful career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway (Lee Bowman). Inspired by the birth of their daughter, Ken plays one of his ballads on a morning radio show, and his career explodes. As a stay-at-home wife and mother, Angie finds her shaky self-confidence slipping. Convinced Ken is having an affair with his secretary (Marsha Hunt), Angie begins drinking. When Ken files for divorce, Angie responds by kidnapping their daughter.

Cast: Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt, Eddie Albert, Carl Esmond, Carleton Young, Charles D. Brown, Janet Murdoch

Director: Stuart Heisler

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal International Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, 1940s, Emotional, Hotel, Fall, Melodramatic, Hospital, Daughter


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Nominated Writing (Motion Picture Story)