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Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz

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Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Language
eng
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Main title
Mildred Pierce
Medium
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Oclc number
967967226
Responsibility statement
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Runtime
111
Series statement
The Criterion collection, 860
Summary
"Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations"--Container
Technique
live action
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