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Mildred Pierce Overview:

Mildred Pierce (1945) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James M. Cain published in 1941.

Mildred Pierce was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressJoan CrawfordWon
Best Supporting ActressEve ArdenNominated
Best Supporting ActressAnn BlythNominated
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
Best WritingRanald MacDougallNominated
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Wally Fay in Mildred Pierce

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 25, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about my cinematic soft spot for the character of Wally Fay in the classic film noir Mildred Pierce (1945). In the production still above, Wally, played by Jack Carson, straps on an apron to help Mildred (Joan Crawford) and Lottie (Butterfly McQueen) in the kitchen. This articl... Read full article


Film Noir of the Week: Mildred Pierce

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 11, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

If you like film noir with a side of chicken and waffles, you're in for a treat. TCM will air Mildred Pierce (1945) starring Joan Crawford at 3 p.m. June 12 as part of its film noir festival, Summer of Darkness. I'll outline the noir elements of this classic film below. Mildred Pierce (1945) ha... Read full article


Mildred Pierce (1945) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Before any gun was fired or a dead body was found at a beach house or any of that happened, Mildred was a stay at home housewife with two daughters and a husband. It becomes all too clear that all is not right in the Pierce household as Bert becomes annoyed with Mildred, who spends so much time doti... Read full article


Review: Mildred Pierce (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Before any gun was fired or a dead body was found at a beach house or any of that happened, Mildred was a stay at home housewife with two daughters and a husband. It becomes all too clear that all is not right in the Pierce household as Bert becomes annoyed with Mildred, who spends so much time doti... Read full article


Punishing Mildred Pierce

on May 1, 2015 From True Classics

Mildred: “I want you to have nice things. And you will have. Wait and see. I’ll get you everything. Anything you want. I promise.” Veda: “How?” Mildred: “I don’t know. But I will. I promise.” The title character of the 1945 classic Mildred Pierce,┬ábase... Read full article


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Quotes from

Wally: You know, you keep on refusing me, and one of these days I'm going to start thinking you're stubborn.


Monte: Drink?
Mildred: You drink too much.
Monte: I know, I do too much of everything. I'm spoiled.
Mildred: You've too many sisters... They all seem to be my size too.
Monte: I know, I like them your size.
[raises glass]
Monte: To brotherly love.


Lottie: [on the opening of Mildred's restaurant] This is just like my wedding night, so exciting!


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Facts about

Mirroring her own life, Joan Crawford had also supported herself as a waitress and saleswoman before she achieved success as an actress.
Michael Curtiz was initially less than keen at working with "has-been" star Joan Crawford as she had a reputation for being difficult. Curtiz was soon won over by Crawford's dedication and hard work.
The film's release was deliberately held back until September 1945 in the hopes that it would find a more sympathetic audience in a post-war atmosphere.
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