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Director:
Writers:
Robert Wilder (screenplay)
Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
6 May 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A wrong girl for the right side of the tracks.
Plot:
Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Mildred Pierce meets the devil on her way to easy street. See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Joan Crawford ... Lane Bellamy
Zachary Scott ... Fielding Carlisle

Sydney Greenstreet ... Sheriff Titus Semple
David Brian ... Dan Reynolds

Gladys George ... Lute Mae Sanders
Virginia Huston ... Annabelle Weldon

Fred Clark ... Doc Waterson
Gertrude Michael ... Millie

Alice White ... Gracie
Sam McDaniel ... Boatright
Tito Vuolo ... Pete Ladas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Adrian ... Blanche - Inmate of Women's Prison (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Leo Mitchell (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Martin (uncredited)
M.A. Bogue ... Johnny Simms (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dancer - Opening Montage (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Tom Hill (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Ed Parker (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Extra at Lutie Mae's (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Johnson - Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Tom Coyne (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Link Niles (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Angry Carnival Creditor (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... John Shelton (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Senator Flagstedt (uncredited)
William Haade ... Burr Lassen (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Sarah - Reynolds' Maid (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Voice of Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
Lester Kimmel ... Jamison - Dan's Lawyer (uncredited)
Sunny Knight ... Waitress (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Detective (uncredited)
John McGuire ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Sammy McKim ... Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Mailman (uncredited)

Dale Robertson ... Tunis Simms (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Maurice - Maitre d' at Ritz (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Peterson (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Senator on Power Commission (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Robert Wilder (screenplay)

Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)

Robert Wilder (play "Flamingo Road") &
Sally Wilder (play "Flamingo Road")

Produced by
George Amy .... associate producer
Michael Curtiz .... executive producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Winterbottom 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Betty Delmont .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Curtiz .... second unit director
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Classen .... grip (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Stout .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila O'Brien .... gowns executer: Miss Crawford
Travilla .... gowns designer: Miss Crawford
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Curtiz .... montage
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
 
Other crew
Norman Stuart .... dialogue director
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1950 with Joan Crawford reprising her film role.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sheriff Titus Semple tells Fielding Carlisle to "get over to that girl's house and ask her to marry 'her'", instead of "marry you".See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Titus Semple:Ya can't go wrong in this town if you say Yep to the right people and Nope to the rest.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Vision of SalomeSee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Mildred Pierce meets the devil on her way to easy street., 24 March 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

This film is a joy to watch, even if defies logic. The narrative is convoluted, to put it mildly. Joan Crawford as a carnival girl? That's a stretch of the imagination. From the very beginning, watching Ms Crawford and the two other dancing women, the viewer realizes that he has to be kind to this film. Her take on Lane Bellamy is vintage Crawford!

This must have been a vehicle for the star right after her star turn in Mildred Pierce. It has some of the same people behind it, like director Michael Curtiz and Zachary Scott. The dialogue is something to be treasured. They don't make films like this anymore. Just imagine what panache Ms Crawford brought to anything she appeared in.

The cast that was assembled for this film is probably impossible to match. The great Sydney Greenstreet is so good as the evil sheriff Titus Semple, that we stay riveted looking at his every move. David Brian as the man who loves Lane and rescues her from poverty is also an asset. The minor players, Gladys George, Fred Clark and Virginia Huston, among others fit right into the story.

But this is a Joan Crawford's film. She dominates every scene in which she appears. What power she conveys with only an economy of gestures. No one working in films these days can come near to this actress, who left her own imprint in the canon of American cinema, not to be equaled by anyone any time soon.

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