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Mildred Pierce (24-Sep-1945)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Ranald MacDougall

From novel: Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Jerry Wald

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir

Housewife Mildred Pierce's philandering husband has left her, though she remains devoted to her undeserving daughter Veda. Mildred works her way up from waitress to owner of a chain of restaurants, though never winning manipulative Veda's approval. Told in flashback. Comeback role for Joan Crawford, now signed to Warner, for which she received the Oscar for Best Actress; Mildred Pierce earned 5 other Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and two for Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eve Arden
Actor
30-Apr-1908 12-Nov-1990 The Eve Arden Show
Bruce Bennett
Actor
19-May-1906 24-Feb-2007 Played Tarzan in 1930s movie serials
Ann Blyth
Actor
16-Aug-1928   Mildred Pierce
Veda Ann Borg
Actor
11-Jan-1915 16-Aug-1973 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Jack Carson
Actor
27-Oct-1910 2-Jan-1963 Two Guys From Milwaukee
Joan Crawford
Actor
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Moroni Olsen
Actor
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lee Patrick
Actor
22-Nov-1901 21-Nov-1982 Henrietta Topper on Topper
Zachary Scott
Actor
24-Feb-1914 3-Oct-1965 The Mask of Dimitrios

CAST

Joan Crawford   ...   Mildred Pierce Beragon
Jack Carson   ...   Wally Fay
Zachary Scott   ...   Monte Beragon
with
Eve Arden   ...   Ida Corwin
Ann Blyth   ...   Veda Pierce Forrester
Bruce Bennett   ...   Albert Pierce
Lee Patrick   ...   Mrs. Maggie Biederhof
Moroni Olsen   ...   Insp. Peterson
Veda Ann Borg   ...   Miriam Ellis
Jo Ann Marlowe   ...   Kay Pierce

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