Mildred Pierce (1945)

Michael Curtiz

Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall; adapted from the novel by James M. Cain

Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce)
Jack Carson (Wally)
Zachary Scott (Monte Beragon)
Eve Arden (Ida)
Ann Blyth (Veda Pierce)
Bruce Bennett (Bert Pierce)
Lee Patrick (Maggie Binderhof)
Moroni Olsen (Inspector Peterson)
Veda Ann Borg (Miriam Ellis)
Jo Ann Marlowe (Kay Pierce)

Guilty by suspicion: Wally finds Monte's dead body
Stopped by a cop
Veda plays nice to Mildred
Mildred and Monte in better days
Family ties
Mildred and the statue compete to see who can go without blinking the longest
Movie poster

I think you maybe had an idea to take a swim. That's what I think.
Leave me alone.
You take a swim, I gotta take a swim. Is that fair? Since you feel like bumping yourself off, I gotta get pneumonia. Never thought about that, didja? Okay. Think about it. Go on, beat it. Go on home before we both take a swim.

Wally, I'm swamped you've got to help me.
Who me? I'm an executive.
Yes you're now vice president in charge of potatoes.

I want my daughter back.
Personally Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.


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