• The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

The Helen Morgan Story

Release Date: 1957

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Helen Morgan (Ann Blyth) is a singer and dancer working at a carnival. Larry Maddux (Paul Newman), a bootlegger, recognizes her talent and agrees to promote her, and the two begin a tumultuous romantic relationship. Through his conniving ways, Larry propels Helen to stardom. She lands a starring role in a hit Broadway musical, "Showboat," and later maintains a residency at her own nightclub. But, when she realizes Larry is only with her for her money, Helen succumbs to alcoholism.

Cast: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans, Alan King, Cara Williams, Virginia Vincent, Walter Woolf King

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Brooding, Hospital, Fall, Rise, New York City, Transformation, Melodramatic, Love