About

After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.

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Directed by

Michael Curtiz

Written by

Ranald MacDougall (Screenplay)
James M. Cain (Novel)
Herschel Daugherty (Dialogue)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A mother's love leads to murder

Cast

Keywords

murder daughter wife husband relationship frame up infidelity mother daughter relationship film noir told in flashback restaurant ex-husband ex-wife relationship mother love spoiled child beach house promise business woman mother daughter estrangement business partner snob night club singer ungrateful child

Photos

Lists

#926 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#88 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role