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Mildred Pierce (2-DVD)

A mother's love leads to murder
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
sku:  6DR29
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 21, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New 4k digital restoration
    • New conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito
    • Excert from a 1970 episode of The David Frost Show featuring actor Joan Crawford
    • Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star, a 2002 feature-length documentary
    • Q&A with actor Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller
    • Segment from a 1969 episode of the Today show featuring Mildred Pierce novelist James M. Cain
    • Trailer
    • Plus: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by
Art Direction by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1945 - Best Actress: Joan Crawford

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh86%

Total Count: 42


User Ratings: 8,209
Rating: 4/4 -- Remains one of Hollywood's great melodramas, a rich and psychologically astute work whose power still resonates today. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jun 4, 2019
The archetypal Joan Crawford movie. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 17, 2007
You don't think of Michael Curtiz, the great house director of Warner Bros. spectacles and prestige pictures, as one of the great noir directors but the opening twenty minutes or so is a master class in film noir directing... Full Review
Mar 16, 2017
Joan Crawford presents a consistent and sustained characterisation of the harassed Mrs. Pierce fighting against relentless spiritual degradation. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Jan 8, 2018
The production, mainly because of Michael Curtiz's direction, is unimaginative and badly hoked-up. Full Review
The New Republic
Aug 31, 2012
Rating: 5/5 -- The tragedy of Mildred Pierce is an essential film noir.
Feb 28, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- This great film is a more subtle, nuanced beast than expected. Full Review
Little White Lies
Aug 13, 2018

Product Description:

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 restaurateur, 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 the patrician 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' Adapted from the novel by James M. Cain. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Eve Arden and Ann Blyth. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Joan CrawFord.


Production Notes:

  • MILDRED PIERCE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • Additional cast: Jo Ann Marlowe (Kay Pierce), Manart Kippen (Dr. Gale).

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  • Sales Rank: 64,065
  • UPC: 715515192811
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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