As Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 860.|
Cain, James M.
-- (James Mallahan),
-- Film adaptations.
Divorced women -- Drama.
Single mothers -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Conflict of generations -- Drama.
Restaurateurs -- Drama.
Pampered child syndrome -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, New York?] :The Criterion Collection,2017
|Other Titles|| Mildred Pierce.
Wald, Jerry, 1911-1962, film producer.
Curtiz, Michael, 1886-1962, film director.
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977, actor.
Carson, Jack, 1910-1963, actor.
Arden, Eve, 1908-1990, actor.
Scott, Zachary, 1914-1965, actor.
Blyth, Ann, 1928- actor.
Bennett, Bruce, 1906-2007, actor.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer.
Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Mildred Pierce.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
First National Pictures, Inc., production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett.
Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; music, Max Steiner.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
Special features include: conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito about Mildred Pierce; excerpt from a 1970 episode of the David Frost Show featuring Joan Crawford; Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star, a 2002 feature-length documentary; Q&A with 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.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.