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Title:Mildred Pierce

Date: 1945
Type: Drama / Thriller
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Michael Curtiz
Producer: Jerry Wald

A man (Monte Beragon) is shot dead and his wife (Joan Crawford) is suspected. In a flash back the events leading up to this are told. When her husband (Bruce Bennett) leaves her for another woman, she has to get a job in order to support her daughter's (Ann Blyhth) aspirational life style. She gets a job as a waitress and then starts her own successful business. However her life, relationship and business get increasing complex as she tries to give her daughter everything, but the daughter just wants more. Joan crawford is good as the mother whose life is driver by trying to give her daughter everything. The heart of the film though is the character and especially the performance of Ann Blyth as the spoilt teenager who despises her mother and her mother's attempts to better her. There is good support from Eve Arden in the supporting role as the restaurant manager.


Joan CrawfordJoan Crawford
Ann BlythAnn Blyth
Jack CarsonJack Carson
Zachary ScottZachary Scott
Bruce Bennett
Eve ArdenEve Arden
Lee PatrickLee Patrick
Veda Ann BorgVeda Ann Borg


Won - Best Actress - Joan Crawford
Nomination - Best Picture
Nomination - Best Supporting Actress - Ann Blyth
Nomination - Best Supporting Actress - Eve Arden

Mildred Pierce