"Mildred Pierce" (also known as "Romanzo di Mildred, Il", "Solange ein Herz schlägt") is a Drama/Film-noir/Mystery/Romance film directed by Michael Curtiz, and written by Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), released on September 24 of 1945 in the USA , starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett.
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Who directed "Mildred Pierce":
Mildred Pierce was directed by Michael Curtiz, a director, producer, actor, and writer.
Before Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz had directed Roughly Speaking, released in 1945, Janie (1944), Passage to Marseille (1944), Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and Captains of the Clouds (1942). Since, he directed Night and Day, released in 1946, Life with Father (1947), Romance on the High Seas (1948), Flamingo Road (1949), The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949), and Young Man with a Horn (1950).
What was the release date of "Mildred Pierce":
Mildred Pierce was first released on Monday, September 24, 1945, in the United States.. This was seventy-four (74) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, April 13, 2001 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, January 29, 1947 in France and on Monday, April 24, 1950 in Germany.
What is the cast of "Mildred Pierce":
At the casting of Mildred Pierce we find Joan Crawford, previously seen in Hollywood Canteen (1944) and Above Suspicion (1943); Jack Carson (Roughly Speaking (1945), Hollywood Canteen (1944)); Zachary Scott (The Southerner (1945), Hollywood Canteen (1944)) [ more... ]
- Moroni Olsen and Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick have all also be seen in Invisible Stripes, released in 1939.
- Zachary Scott and Joan Crawford, Jack Carson also appeared in Hollywood Canteen, released in 1944.
- Lee Patrick and Jack Carson also appeared in Law of the Underworld, released in 1938.
- Jack Carson and Eve Arden can be seen in Having Wonderful Time, released in 1938.
What is the Storyline of "Mildred Pierce":
While the novel is told by a third-person narrator in strict chronological order, the film uses voice-over narration (the voice of Mildred). The story is framed by the questioning of Mildred by police after they discover the body of her second husband, Monte Beragon.
The film, in noir fashion, opens with Beragon (Scott) being shot. He murmurs the name "Mildred" as he collapses and dies. The police are led to believe that the murderer is restaurant owner Mildred Pierce's (Crawford) [...]
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