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Basics Critics:84Viewers:75Rusty:76
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: Film noir, Mystery, Romance Film, Crime Fiction, DramaNarrative location: Los AngelesRuntime: 110 - 111 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: MalibuDirector: Michael CurtizScreenwriter: Ranald MacDougall, James M. CainBased on: Mildred PierceMusic: Max SteinerCinematography: Ernest HallerStars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe Producer: Jerry WaldStudio: Warner Bros.Awards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Joan Crawford)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Ernest Haller)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ann Blyth)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Eve Arden)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Ranald MacDougall)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett, in a film noir about a long-suffering mother and her ungrateful daughter. The screenplay by Ranald MacDougall and the uncredited William Faulkner and Catherine Turney, is based upon the 1941 novel Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain. The film was produced by Jerry Wald, with studio head Jack L. Warner as executive producer. Mildred Pierce was Crawford's first starring film for Warner Bros. after leaving MGM, and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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