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The Resource Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (DVD)

Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (DVD)

Label
Mildred Pierce
Title
Mildred Pierce
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
Related
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1945 Academy Award for Best Actress: Joan Crawford.
Cataloging source
CUZ
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mildred Pierce (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; editor, David Weisbart ; art director, Anton Grot ; music by Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M54 2005
PerformerNote
Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1888-1962
  • 1908-1977
  • 1910-1963
  • 1914-1965
  • 1928-
  • 1912-1990
  • 1906-2007
  • 1892-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacDougall, Ranald
  • Curtiz, Michael
  • Crawford, Joan
  • Carson, Jack
  • Scott, Zachary
  • Blyth, Ann
  • Arden, Eve
  • Bennett, Bruce
  • Cain, James M.
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Restaurateurs
  • Single mothers
  • California
  • Cain, James M.
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1945
  • Double-sided disc includes film (side A) and special features (side B)
  • Special features Side A: Cast and crew [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side B: Joan Crawford: The ultimate movie star [featurette] (87 min.); Trailer gallery (21 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Side 1. Mildred Pierce -- Side 2. Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Crawford trailer gallery
  • Shoreline credits -- Dying words and thoughts -- Uneasy company -- Never saw deader -- Class reunion -- Prime suspect -- Kids first -- Cheap material -- Hopeful Wally -- Anything you want -- New waitress -- Why not a restaurant? -- Community property -- Declined and accepted -- Sound of our hearts -- Tragedy -- Grand opening -- Veda meets Monte -- One man's poison -- Confession -- Bad habits -- Monte's payoff -- Veda's payoff -- I can get away! -- Alligator idea -- Working girl -- Sold on marriage -- Homecoming -- Acting badly -- Unexpected -- Her fault -- Into the dawn
Control code
ocm51625331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9780790775593
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569571228
  • 012569675384
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 65712
  • 67538
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51625331
  • (OCoLC)51625331
System details
DVD; full screen, 1.33:1; Dolby digital mono; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. - First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1945
  • Double-sided disc includes film (side A) and special features (side B)
  • Special features Side A: Cast and crew [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side B: Joan Crawford: The ultimate movie star [featurette] (87 min.); Trailer gallery (21 min.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Side 1. Mildred Pierce -- Side 2. Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Crawford trailer gallery
  • Shoreline credits -- Dying words and thoughts -- Uneasy company -- Never saw deader -- Class reunion -- Prime suspect -- Kids first -- Cheap material -- Hopeful Wally -- Anything you want -- New waitress -- Why not a restaurant? -- Community property -- Declined and accepted -- Sound of our hearts -- Tragedy -- Grand opening -- Veda meets Monte -- One man's poison -- Confession -- Bad habits -- Monte's payoff -- Veda's payoff -- I can get away! -- Alligator idea -- Working girl -- Sold on marriage -- Homecoming -- Acting badly -- Unexpected -- Her fault -- Into the dawn
Control code
ocm51625331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9780790775593
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569571228
  • 012569675384
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 65712
  • 67538
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51625331
  • (OCoLC)51625331
System details
DVD; full screen, 1.33:1; Dolby digital mono; double-sided disc
Video recording format
DVD

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