Mildred Pierce 1945

Wally Faye finds Mildred Pierce wandering on the pier at Santa Monica after a failed suicide bid and takes her back with him to a beach house. But Mildred flees through the window and Wally finds he has been locked in the house. As he stumbles through the place, he knocks over a lamp which reveals the dead body of Monte Beragon, Mildred's husband.

Books with substantial mentioning of Mildred Pierce
John White and Sabine Haenni (eds.)
Fifty Key American Films
London and New York, 2009

Geoff Mayer and Brian McDonnell
Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Westport, Connecticut/London, 2007

Jürgen Müller
Movies of the 40s
Köln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, 2005

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Peter Biskind
Seeing Is Believing, How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties
New York, 1983

Sidney Rosenzweig
Casablanca and Other Major Films of Michael Curtiz
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982

Tony Thomas
The Films of the Forties
Secaucus, NJ, 1980

Lawrence J. Quirk
The Films of Joan Crawford
New York, 1968
Books with an entry on Mildred Pierce
Michael F. Keaney
Film Noir Guide, 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2003

Mildred Pierce
United States 1945

Directed by

Wallis Clark
Paul Panzer
Chester Clute
Charles Trowbridge
Frank O'Connor
Jack Mower


Running time:111 minutes
Country:United States

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