Tuesday, 26 July 2011

SMASH-UP [1947]

Writer: DOROTHY PARKER and FRANK CAVETT (story), JOHN HOWARD LAWSON (screenplay) and LIONEL WIGGAM (additional dialogue)

Director: STUART HEISSLER

Producer: WALTER WANGER and MARTIN GABEL
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Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into idle luxury which proves her downfall. Her potential alcoholism burgeons and Ken remains clueless concerning his responsibility for her problems.

Walter Wanger consulted with the National Committee for Education of Alcoholism and used their suggestions about continued vigilance in the film. Similarly, director Stuart Heisler consulted with authorities on alcoholism.

The PCA tried to dissuade Walter Wanger from making the film, because the subject was recently explored in the movie The Lost Weekend (1945) and excessive drinking violated the production code.
Wanger convinced them that it is permitted for furthering the plot and characterization, and he was given PCA approval.

Based on the life of entertainer Dixie Lee.

Reportedly suggested by the life and career of Bing Crosby and songstress wife Dixie Lee; when his popularity as an entertainer eclipsed that of Lee, she drifted into extreme alcoholism, just as Susan Hayward's character does in film.

Starring: SUSAN HAYWARD, EDDIE ALBERT, LEE BOWMAN and MARSHA HUNT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash-Up,_the_Story_of_a_Woman

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039840/
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SMASH-UP [1947] (Trailer) - http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1167328793/

SMASH-UP [1947] (Full movie LEGAL DOWNLOAD) - http://www.archive.org/details/Smash-Up
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