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.
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