Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth
Part of the Joan Crawford Season
A potent mixture of melodrama and film noir, and one of the finest 'women's films' of all time, featuring a standout performance by Joan Crawford. The story begins as the police interrogate Mildred Pierce, a wealthy restauranteur, after finding her second husband shot to death. In flashback, we see Mildred's life: her obsession with Veda, her selfish oldest daughter; her troubled first marriage, which ended in divorce; the tragic death of her younger child. Left with only Veda, Mildred determined to become successful in order to give her the best of everything – and she succeeded brilliantly. But the harder Mildred worked, the more Veda despised her. Now the moment of truth has come: will Mildred once again sacrifice herself to protect her child... from being convicted of murder?
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