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Mildred Pierce Rated PG

Mildred Pierce

Dir. Michael Curtiz. USA, 1945. 1h 51m. Starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg.

After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter. Joan Crawford's return to fame, fortune, and success with the Academy (after being 'let go' by MGM) in this adaptation of James M Cain's novel.

'This great film is a more subtle, nuanced beast than expected.' ★★★★★ David Jenkins, Little White Lies

'Crawford is always mesmerizing, steely and teary as she is manipulated, accused of murder and circled by men who are stolid...crass...or emollient.' ★★★★ Ed Potton, The Times

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