Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
is a 1947
film which tells the story of a nightclub singer who marries a rising singer and falls into alcoholism
when she gives up her own career. It stars Susan Hayward
, Lee Bowman
, Marsha Hunt
and Eddie Albert
The movie was written by Frank Cavett, John Howard Lawson, Dorothy Parker and Lionel Wiggam. It was directed by Stuart Heisler.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Susan Hayward) and Best Writing, Original Story.
The story is loosely based on the life of Dixie Lee, wife of actor-singer Bing Crosby.