Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 23, 1956

I'll Cry Tomorrow (M-G-M). "It is better to light one candle," somebody said last year in heartfelt testimonial to Lillian Roth's bestselling autobiography of an alcoholic, "than to curse the darkness." It may be so. In any case, there is not much sense in lighting a smudge pot. This picture, based on the book, is perhaps not so murky as all that, but it certainly will not brighten the corner where it is.

Lillian Roth (Susan Hay ward) as a stage child was hurried so hard by an ambitious mother (Jo Van Fleet) that she lost her real self on the...

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