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Smash-Up: the Story of a Woman (1947) was a Drama Film directed by Stuart Heisler and produced by Walter Wanger and Martin Gabel.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressSusan HaywardNominated
Best WritingDorothy Parker, Frank CavettNominated
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Martha Gray, Elliott's Secretary: I just remembered, I have an appointment with a headache.


Ken Conway: I'm gonna have a baby!
Steve Nelson: I told you you had talent.


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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.
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.
The PCA tried to dissuade Walter Wanger from making the film, because the subject was recently explored in the movie The Lost Weekend 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.
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