DVD Mildred Pierce [DVD] [] [1900] [1 disc] [Region 1] (DVD 33367),
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Mildred Pierce [DVD] [] [1900] [1 disc] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A potent mixture of melodrama and film noir, and one of the finest "women's films" of all time--featuring a standout performance by Joan Crawford. The story begins as the police interrogate Mildred Pierce, a wealthy restaurateur, after finding her second husband shot to death. In flashback, we see Mildred's life: her obsession with Veda, her selfish oldest daughter; her troubled first marriage, which ended in divorce; the tragic death of her younger child. Left with only Veda, Mildred determined to become successful in order to give her the best of everything -- and she succeeded brilliantly. But the harder Mildred worked, the more the patrician Veda despised her. Now the moment of truth has come: will Mildred once again sacrifice herself to protect her child... from being convicted of murder? Adapted from the novel by James M. Cain. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Eve Arden and Ann Blyth. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Joan CrawFord.

    Academy Awards Best Actress 1945 Joan Crawford Oscar winning american actress, MILDRED PIERCE (1945)

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 67538

  • Credits
    Joan Crawford, Billie Cassin, Lucille le Seuer, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, Herman Brix, George Tobias, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Barbara Brown, Garry Owen
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Crawford] played the doting Mildred to a tremulous tee, bagging an Oscar..."
    Total Film

    "...CASABLANCA'S Michael Curtiz, still the studio's top director at the time, is in peak form..."
    USA Today

    4 stars out of 5 -- "We're in flashback from murder most foul; Joan nudges the compelling nightmare forward."

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