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About the Movie
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
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 30
- 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.
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.
Fresh: A class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly directed by Michael Curtiz.
Fresh: The archetypal Joan Crawford movie.
An oldy, but SOOOOOOOO good
Although a new HBO mini-series of this book is coming out soon, I still think this is the ULTIMATE classic! Great performances by one and all; perhaps just a touch of melodrama at times, but this is a MUST see! Buy it, rent it, you won't be sorry!
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!
Another great movie from Warner bros.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1945
- © 1945 Mildred Pierce Turner Entertainment Co. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.