• Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred Pierce

Release Date: 1945

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

When Mildred Pierce's (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (Zachary Scott), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.

Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Melodramatic, Investigation, Murder, Mother, 1930s, Sacrifice, Mystery, Tense, Daughter


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)