I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) is a biopic which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiancé by becoming an alcoholic. It stars Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Margo, and Jo Van Fleet.
The screenplay was adapted by Helen Deutsch and Jay Richard Kennedy from the autobiography by Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly and Gerold Frank. It was directed by Daniel Mann.
It won the Academy Award for Costume Design for Helen Rose, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Susan Hayward), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm Brown, Edwin B. Willis, Hugh B. Hunt) and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. It was also entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
"Susan Hayward sings for the first time on the screen, and will win much applause for her throaty voice in such songs as Sing, You Sinners, When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along), and I'm Sitting on Top of the World. She is supported by Ray Danton as the man whose death first upsets her; by Jo Van Fleet as her domineering mother who realises what she has done too late;