Mildred Pierce (1945)

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After Mildred (Joan Crawford) discovers Veda’s (Ann Blyth) scheme, she starts to see her daughter in a new light.

Directed by Michael Curtiz.

Released in 1945 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Daughter
  • character-type: Mother
  • action: Rip
  • action: Slap
  • action: Tear
  • action: Argue
  • editors-choice: Getting Slapped!
  • editors-choice: Insults / Comebacks
  • editors-choice: Female Performances
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Tearjerkers
  • secondary-genre: Film Noir
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Crime Dramas
  • mood: Angry
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Suspenseful
  • prop: Check
  • setting: House
  • theme: Rejection
  • theme: Betrayal
  • theme: Disappointment
  • theme: Disrespect
  • theme: Character
  • theme: Greed
  • theme: Deception
  • theme: Conflict
  • theme: Adversity
  • actor: Ann Blyth
  • actor: Joan Crawford
  • director: Michael Curtiz
  • producer: Jack L. Warner
  • producer: Jerry Wald
  • cinematographer: Ernest Haller
  • editor: David Weisbart
  • role-name: Veda Pierce Forrester
  • role-name: Mildred Pierce Beragon
  • screenwriter: Catherine Turney
  • screenwriter: James M. Cain
  • screenwriter: William Faulkner
  • screenwriter: Ranald MacDougall
  • year: 1945
  • studio: Warner Bros.