Mildred Pierce

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  • Drama
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James Cain's novel of the treacherous life in Southern California that sets house-wife-turned waitress-turned-successful restauranteur (Crawford) against her own daughter (Blyth) in competition for the love of playboy Zachary Scott, is brought fastidiously and bleakly to life by Curtiz' direction, Ernest Haller's camerawork, and Anton Grot's magnificent sets. Told in flashback from the moment of Scott's murder, the film is a chilling demonstration of the fact that, in a patriarchal society, when a woman steps outside the home the end result may be disastrous.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenwriter: Ranald MacDougall
Cast: Ann Blyth
Joan Crawford
George Tobias
Eve Arden
Bruce Bennett
Veda Ann Borg
Jack Carson
Zachary Scott
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