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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

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

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
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
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
Awards note
Acadamy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1946; National Film Registry, 1996
Cataloging source
CUZ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; editor, David Weisbart ; art director, Anton Grot ; music by Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not Rated ; Canadian Home Video rating: PG
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
M554 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
  • 1911-1962
  • 1888-1962
  • 1908-1977
  • 1910-1963
  • 1914-1965
  • 1908-1990
  • 1928-
  • 1906-2007
  • 1906-1982
  • 1889-1954
  • 1919-1973
  • 1935-1991
  • 1896-1970
  • 1884-1974
  • 1888-1971
  • 1892-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacDougall, Ranald
  • Wald, Jerry
  • Curtiz, Michael
  • Crawford, Joan
  • Carson, Jack
  • Scott, Zachary
  • Arden, Eve
  • Blyth, Ann
  • Bennett, Bruce
  • Patrick, Lee
  • Olsen, Moroni
  • Borg, Veda Ann
  • Marlowe, Jo Ann
  • Haller, Ernest
  • Weisbart, David
  • Grot, Anton
  • Steiner, Max
  • Cain, James M.
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • First National Pictures, Inc
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cain, James M.
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Restaurateurs
  • Single mothers
  • California
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
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 / written, produced and directed by Peter Fitzgerald [featurette] (87 min.); Trailer gallery (21 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side 1. Mildred Pierce -- Side 2. Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Crawford trailer gallery
Control code
ocm51625331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.)
Isbn
9781419810855
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569571228
  • 012569675384
Other physical details
sound, black and white
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, region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; in standard format, preserving original theatrical exhibition aspect ratio, 1.33:1
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
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 / written, produced and directed by Peter Fitzgerald [featurette] (87 min.); Trailer gallery (21 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side 1. Mildred Pierce -- Side 2. Joan Crawford: the ultimate movie star ; Crawford trailer gallery
Control code
ocm51625331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.)
Isbn
9781419810855
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569571228
  • 012569675384
Other physical details
sound, black and white
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, region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; in standard format, preserving original theatrical exhibition aspect ratio, 1.33:1
Video recording format
DVD

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