Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
When Mildred Pierce's out-of-work husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda, resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband, Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.Written by
A theme heard throughout the film, and especially noticeable when Monty and Mildred kiss by the fire on their first meeting, was written by Max Steiner originally for Now, Voyager (1942). It had a life of its own as the popular song "It Can't Be Wrong". See more »
The placement of the hat-stand after Bert arrives home. See more »
What a great movie this is even on my (I think) 4th viewing. Joan Crawford excels in the title role as does co-star Ann Blythe who normally played sickly sweet heroines. Here she is the manipulative narcissistic daughter. The tension builds throughout this movie, the script is excellent and all the minor roles are cast and played beautifully. Eve Arden is wonderful as the second banana, she is dry, droll, witty and jaded and gets this across so well and is a wonderful counterfoil to Joan's intense mothering. The ending is very satisfying and feels exactly right. Why don't they make them like this anymore. a 9 out of 10.
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