Hayward's Oscar-nominated performance highlights this moving account of actress Lillian Roth's struggle with alcoholism. Colorized version available.
James Cagney and Barbara Stanwyck shine in their only screen pairing, a powerful story of loss and regret co-starring Walter Pidgeon. After 20 years, middle-aged steel magnate Steve Bradford (Cagney) has decided to return to his hometown to take care of some unfinished business. Determined to find the son he fathered while still in high school, he tangles with orphanage director Ann Dempster (Stanwyck), who refuses to give him the young man's name. Turning to the courts in a brazen attempt to force Dempster to reveal the information, Bradford gets more than he bargained for when she introduces him to Suzie (Betty Lou Keim), an expectant 16-year-old who helps him realize that the wishes and feelings of others may be more important than his own.
A middle-aged tycoon (James Cagney) returns to his hometown after 20 years in search of his illegitimate son in this powerful tale of loss and regret costarring Barbara Stanwyck.
Academy Award-winner Susan Hayward ("I Want to Live," "I Married a Witch") delivers an Oscar-nominated performance as singer-actress Lillian Roth, whose rise to stardom was nearly destroyed by alcoholism. This Academy Award-winning biography was nominated for four Oscars and co-stars Oscar-nominee Eddie Albert ("Roman Holiday," TV's "Green Acres"), Oscar-winner Jo Van Fleet ("East of Eden") and Richard Conte ("The Godfather").
Susan Hayward delivers an outstanding performance as singer- actress Lillian Roth, whose rise to stardom was nearly destroyed by alcoholism. Co-stars Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet and Richard Conte.
Margaret helps out a young pregnant woman.
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