Mildred Pierce

Starring: Joan Crawford Director: Michael Curtiz
A mother's love leads to murder
Rating 4.7
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: Joan Crawford

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1945 - Best Actress: Joan Crawford

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 05/01/2001
"...[Crawford] played the doting Mildred to a tremulous tee, bagging an Oscar..."
USA Today - 02/07/2003
"...CASABLANCA'S Michael Curtiz, still the studio's top director at the time, is in peak form..."
Uncut - 03/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "We're in flashback from murder most foul; Joan nudges the compelling nightmare forward."

Product Description:

A potent mixture of melodrama and film noir, and one of the finest "women's films" of all time--featuring a standout performance by Joan Crawford. The story begins as the police interrogate Mildred Pierce, a wealthy restaurateur, after finding her second husband shot to death. In flashback, we see Mildred's life: her obsession with Veda, her selfish oldest daughter; her troubled first marriage, which ended in divorce; the tragic death of her younger child. Left with only Veda, Mildred determined to become successful in order to give her the best of everything -- and she succeeded brilliantly. But the harder Mildred worked, the more the patrician Veda despised her. Now the moment of truth has come: will Mildred once again sacrifice herself to protect her child... from being convicted of murder' Adapted from the novel by James M. Cain. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Eve Arden and Ann Blyth. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Joan CrawFord.

Plot Keywords:

Betrayal | Essential Cinema | Film Noir | Melodrama | Murder | Romance | Suspense | Tear Jerker | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • MILDRED PIERCE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • Additional cast: Jo Ann Marlowe (Kay Pierce), Manart Kippen (Dr. Gale).

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  • Sales Rank: 13,531
  • UPC: 012569675384
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