Mildred Pierce

USA | 1945 | 111 minutes | Michael Curtiz

February 18 - 19, 2018

Joan Crawford delivers a ferocious, Oscar-winning performance as a hard-working housewife who struggles to provide the best life for her little girl Veda (Ann Blyth). Through grit and persistence, she transforms herself into a wealthy restaurateur, only to find herself trapped in a dark world of thwarted desires. Director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) captures this corrosion of the American Dream by invading the glossy world of Hollywood melodrama with the shadowy, chiaroscuro nights of noir.

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  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Principal Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1945
  • Running Time: 111 minutes
  • Producer: Jerry Wald
  • Screenplay: Ranald MacDougall, Catherine Turney
  • Cinematographers: Ernest Haller
  • Editors: David Weisbart
  • Music: Max Steiner
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Warner Bros Classics