Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

DVD - 2005
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Mildred Pierce is a woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter Veda, including divorce, opening her own business, and possibly murder.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video : Turner Entertainment Co., c2005.
ISBN: 9781419810855
1419810855
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm.

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richibi
May 30, 2017

"Mildred Pierce" is a full-fledged classic, with Oscar-worthy performances all around, and production values to expertly match - the writing is not only brisk but unexpectedly witty, the editing superb, and the direction everything you would want from a murder mystery - don't bother with the recent series with Kate Winslet, a yawn, this is the "Mildred Pierce" to watch

7duffy May 09, 2015

Well acted and entertaining. Great supporting performances.

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franque
Apr 14, 2015

Epic. By the time this film was over I was emotionally & almost physically exhausted from watching this sweeping drama. Joan Crawford is at her tearful best as a woman who is a hard working mother trying to please a daughter whose selfishness brings destruction to those who care for her. In a way this movie felt like 3 films in one due to the plot & pacing. A treacherous ride of a film & worth every moment!

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akirakato
Nov 12, 2014

This is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the 1941 novel "Mildred Pierce" by James M. Cain.
This film reminds me of the seemingly "love-triangle" murder that took place in 1958.
Cheryl Crane, the daughter of Lana Turner stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death.
I wonder if Cheryl Crane watched the film.
I find similarity between the film and the case, although a coroner's inquest concluded that Crane had acted in self-defense.

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Monolith
Jan 24, 2014

Joan Crawford worked hard for this role and nailed it -- and deservingly earned her only career Oscar for it. I loved the twists and characters James Cain threw in the story... Eve Arden and her quick one-liners; Ann Blyth's 'Veda' (one NASTY spoiled rotten brat). Directed by "Casablanca" maestro Michael Curtiz; this is definitively classic in every respect. FIVE STARS.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 01, 2013

Released in 1945 - This "rags-to-riches" Joan Crawford vehicle is a classy Chick Flick (about a devoted mother who goes to the greatest lengths to satisfy her selfish, snotty, teen-aged daughter). It packs a considerable-sized bite when it comes to its dramatic story-telling._____ Tears. Joy. Tragedy. Betrayal. Revenge. Mildred Pierce's well-crafted story immediately pulls the viewer into its tangled web of deceit and double-crosses. And it retains that compelling grip right through to its final, climatic twist-ending._____ Filmed in b&w, Mildred Pierce featured a first-rate cast headlined by Jack Carson and Ann Blyth._____ Joan Crawford's performance as the title character won her an Oscar for "Best Actress"._____ This picture was adapted from the novel of the same name written by James Cain whose other notable works included - Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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docjnsuss
Mar 26, 2011

Classic film noir adapted from a dime store novel. Joan Crawford won a Best Actress award for her perfomance. Mildred Pierce's daughter was played to perfection as well, ie, a spoiled rotten brat. A must see for anyone interested in the upcoming HBO remake starring Kate Winslet. Supposedly the HBO version will be even more sinister and steamy.

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blessedOne
Feb 05, 2011

Iconic Joan Crawford. "Mommie Dearest" is nothing more than a smear. This a must see for all daughters with mothers and mothers with daughters, and all film buffs alike.

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Monolith
Jan 24, 2014

Ida: "Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young."

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Monolith
Jan 24, 2014

Ida: "Y'know, I like Mexico -- it's so... Mexican!"

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