Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

A FILM BY: Michael Curtiz
WRITTEN BY: Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), James M. Cain (novel)
STARRING: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott

Joan Crawford provides the last word in motherly sacrifice in this perverse noir melodrama of spoiled teenagers, loutish husbands, and chain restaurants. Later re-made as a Todd Haynes miniseries with Kate Winslet, the Curtiz original is a concentrated powerhouse with an excellent grasp of the minute gradations of Southern California social hierarchy.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1945
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Format: 35mm