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Mildred Pierce

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Michael Curtiz

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Plot Summary

What Veda wants, her mother Mildred Pierce provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love. "I'll do anything," Mildred says in explaining her love for her daughter. But does anything include murder?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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82%
  • Reviews Counted: 34
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Joan Crawford is playing a most troubled lady, and giving a sincere and generally effective characterization of same. – New York Times, Jul 25, 2011

Rotten: All this is good melodrama and fair entertainment, but it is much closer to the waltz-time schmalz of Kathleen Norris than to the fox-trot brass of James M. Cain. – TIME Magazine, Jul 25, 2011

Fresh: A class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly directed by Michael Curtiz. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The archetypal Joan Crawford movie. – Don Druker, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Joan Crawford at Her Best

This is one of my all-time favorites and a performance by Joan Crawford that I can't help but measure all others by. You'll watch this movie over and over again guaranteed!

Good

Another great movie from Warner bros.

Awesome

Magnificent from beginning to end. Simply one of the very best films ever made. I never tire of it .

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Mildred Pierce
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1945

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