Directed by Michael Curtiz. US. 1945. NR. 1 hour 51 minutes. Warner Bros.. Digital.
Sun., September 8, 2019 thru Mon., September 9, 2019
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. Based on the book by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity), this classic crime drama was directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca).