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Mildred Pierce

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Two-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2017]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (111 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


Not rated.


Mildred is a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations.


Based on the novel by James M. Cain.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; new conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito ; excerpt from a 1970 episode of The David Frost show featuring actor Joan Crawford ; Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Q&A with actor Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller ; segment from a 1969 episode of the Today show featuring Mildred Pierce novelist James M. Cain ; trailer.

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