Smash-Up: The Story Of A Woman (1947)/The Hairy Ape (1944)
Susan Hayward is great as a broken woman who turns to the bottle thanks in part to the irresponsibility of her successful singer husband. Reportedly based on real Hollywood situations, "Smash-Up: The Story Of A Woman" is unflinching in its depiction of alcoholism. Eddie Albert, Lee Bowman. Then, "The Hairy Ape," a masterful adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill drama, stars William Bendix as a brutish boiler room worker on a tramp steamer and Hayward as the spoiled socialite who insults him, leading to a fateful encounter once the boat reaches New York. Dorothy Comingore, Alan Napier also star. 193 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Score (Drama or Comedy)
- Alfred Santell
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder, Dorothy Comingore, Roman Bohnen, Tom Fadden, Alan Napier, Charles Cane, Charles La Torre, Don Zolava, Mary Zavian, George Sorel, Paul Weigel, Egon Brecher, Gisela Werbiseck, Johnny Lee, Ralph Dunn, William Halligan, Tommy Hughes, Bob Perry, Ruth Robinson, Eddie Kane