Mildred Pierce (1945)
National Film RegistryAward 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.