mildred pierce

This film noir classic revived Joan Crawford’s career and won her the 1945 best actress OscarĀ®. Crawford plays a doting mother who becomes a successful career woman when her marriage breaks up. The focus of her hard-won success is providing luxuries to her spoiled and conniving daughter. Fights over a snivelling playboy, murder, and lies come between them, as Mildred tries her best to hold her family together. [us, 1945]