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Mildred Pierce
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video : Turner Entertainment Co., c2005.

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono; in standard format, preserving original theatrical exhibition aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Based on the novel by James M. Cain.

Double-sided disc includes film (side A) and special features (side B).

Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1945.

Special features Side A: Cast and crew [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side B: Joan Crawford: The ultimate movie star [featurette] (87 min.); Trailer gallery (21 min.).
Winner, 1945 Academy Award for Best Actress: Joan Crawford.
Shoreline credits -- Dying words and thoughts -- Uneasy company -- Never saw deader -- Class reunion -- Prime suspect -- Kids first -- Cheap material -- Hopeful Wally -- Anything you want -- New waitress -- Why not a restaurant? -- Community property -- Declined and accepted -- Sound of our hearts -- Tragedy -- Grand opening -- Veda meets Monte -- One man's poison -- Confession -- Bad habits -- Monte's payoff -- Veda's payoff -- I can get away! -- Alligator idea -- Working girl -- Sold on marriage -- Homecoming -- Acting badly -- Unexpected -- Her fault -- Into the dawn.

Side 1. Mildred Pierce -- Side 2. Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Crawford trailer gallery.
Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered.
Geographic Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Mildred Pierce (Motion picture)
Added Title:
Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star.