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Mildred Pierce

Michael Curtiz / US, 1945 / 111 min.

A mother proves her independence by starting a successful restaurant. What will she do when accused of murdering her second husband? Glorious comeback for Joan Crawford.

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Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) made Mildred Pierce, a film noir with soap-like elements. The melodrama full of dark shadows constitutes a portrait of motherly sacrifice. Joan Crawford’s iconic acting as Mildred, a single mother determined to liberate her children from poverty, led to Crawford receiving her only Oscar.

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still Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, US 1945)
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