Mildred Pierce (1945)

Approved   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.




  • Joan Crawford and Bruce Bennett in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Joan Crawford and Moroni Olsen in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Ann Blyth and Zachary Scott in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Joan Crawford and Garry Owen in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Ann Blyth and Zachary Scott in Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • Bruce Bennett in Mildred Pierce (1945)

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21 April 2006 | texasltx
| The first time...
I saw this film on a college campus in an auditorium built in the 1930's. It was over twenty years ago, yet I can still feel the emotion and experience of seeing a Joan Crawford movie for the first time. This film was, and still is, one of the best on many levels. The film noir connection is evident. The supporting players, Jack Carson, Eve Arden, and Ann Blyth, among others, were perfect. Joan's portrayal of the mother who had to work in a restaurant was real. Blyth was the ultimate bitchy daughter and deserved the Oscar as supporting actress.I learned later of Crawfords huge comeback with this film, and not knowing her successes previously, it made perfect sense. She really had it. It's a shame that Faye Dunaway couldn't project this part of Crawford's life and career.

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